Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2005 - 2015

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2005 - 2015)

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 202 -
2005 180  22
2006 205  25
2007 162  43
2008 126  36
2009 99  27
Year Rank Change
2010 126  27
2011 110  16
2012 114  4
2013 113  1
2014 119  6
2015 133  14

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2005 - 2015)

"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 (2015)
Quetiapine Fumarate 9,195,116
Risperidone 5,575,236
Aripiprazole (this drug) 5,410,932
Olanzapine 2,438,400
Ziprasidone 1,527,835
Lurasidone Hydrochloride 1,272,939

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
  • Abilify
  • Abilify Maintena Kit
  • Abilify Mycite Kit
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Aripiprazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Atypical Antipsychotic
Initial FDA approval date: 11/15/2002
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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