Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol

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 94 -
2005 166  72
2006 145  21
2007 150  5
2008 231  81
2009 159  72
Year Rank Change
2010 117  42
2011 86  31
2012 135  49
2013 120  15
2014 96  24

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 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
  • Bekyree
  • Cyclessa
  • Desogen
  • Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Emoquette
  • Enskyce
  • Isibloom
  • Kariva
  • Kimidess
  • Mircette
  • Ortho-cept
  • Pimtrea
  • Velivet
  • Viorele
  • Volnea
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethinyl Estradiol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 12/10/1992
First FDA applicant: Organon Usa Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (oral-21)

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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