Duloxetine

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 441 -
2005 133  308
2006 103  30
2007 70  33
2008 62  8
2009 47  15
Year Rank Change
2010 47 0
2011 61  14
2012 49  12
2013 57  8
2014 56  1
2015 48  8

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)
Duloxetine (this drug) 17,890,816
Venlafaxine Hydrochloride 17,109,915
Desvenlafaxine 2,225,759

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
  • Cymbalta
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride
  • Duloxetine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/3/2004
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (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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