Drospirenone; 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 111 -
2005 93  18
2006 91  2
2007 107  16
2008 143  36
2009 62  81
Year Rank Change
2010 81  19
2011 111  30
2012 129  18
2013 143  14
2014 155  12

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
  • Drospirenone And Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Loryna
  • Melamisa
  • Nikki
  • Syeda
  • Yaela
  • Yasmin
  • Yaz
  • Beyaz
  • Drospirenone, Ethinyl Estradiol And Levomefolate Calcium
  • Safyral
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Drospirenone; Ethinyl Estradiol; Levomefolate Calcium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 5/11/2001
First FDA applicant: Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (oral-28)

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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