Anastrozole

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

Rank of Top Drugs Over Time

"Rank" refers to the frequency that a given medication is prescribed within a calendar year compared to all other medications. A rank of "4" would indicate that the medication was the fourth most commonly prescribed medication.

Year Rank Change
2004 275 -
2005 258  17
2006 245  13
2007 220  25
2008 261  41
2009 278  17
Year Rank Change
2010 286  8
2011 228  58
2012 199  29
2013 205  6
2014 197  8

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Anastrozole (this drug) 3,146,379
Letrozole 1,392,373

Drug Synonyms

Drug synonyms are used during the sanitation and standardization process of "cleaning" the original data source (MEPS). Occassionally, brand names may be listed below that are no longer on the market or are very infrequently used.

Brand Name Synonyms
  • Arimidex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Anastrozole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Aromatase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 12/27/1995
First FDA applicant: Astrazeneca Uk Ltd
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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