Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate

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 88 -
2005 93  5
2006 76  17
2007 59  17
2008 76  17
2009 78  2
Year Rank Change
2010 170  92
2011 163  7
2012 228  65
2013 199  29
2014 215  16
2015 136  79

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)
Amphetamine 15,846,732
Methylphenidate 14,521,829
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 6,696,494
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate (this drug) 5,372,356
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 2,199,998
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 1,777,446

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
  • Adderall 10
  • Adderall 12.5
  • Adderall 15
  • Adderall 20
  • Adderall 30
  • Adderall 5
  • Adderall 7.5
  • Adderall XR 10
  • Adderall XR 15
  • Adderall XR 20
  • Adderall XR 25
  • Adderall XR 30
  • Adderall XR 5
  • Dextroamp Saccharate, Amp Aspartate, Dextroamp Sulfate And Amp Sulfate
  • Dextroamp Saccharate,Amp Aspartate,Dextroamp Sulfate And Amp Sulfate
  • Mydayis
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Amphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
  • Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
  • Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Dextroamphetamine; Amphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central Nervous System Stimulant
Initial FDA approval date: 2/13/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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