Clopidogrel Bisulfate

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 21 -
2005 19  2
2006 24  5
2007 19  5
2008 17  2
2009 18  1
Year Rank Change
2010 16  2
2011 18  2
2012 19  1
2013 27  8
2014 36  9

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)
Clopidogrel Bisulfate (this drug) 23,271,222
Prasugrel Hydrochloride 1,645,994

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
  • Plavix
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): P2Y12 Platelet Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 11/17/1997
First FDA applicant: Sanofi Aventis Us Llc
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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