Dutasteride

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 380 -
2005 293  87
2006 243  50
2007 189  54
2008 187  2
2009 162  25
Year Rank Change
2010 179  17
2011 195  16
2012 265  70
2013 321  56
2014 225  96

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)
Finasteride 7,192,989
Dutasteride (this drug) 2,689,938

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
  • Avodart
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dutasteride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 11/20/2001
First FDA applicant: Glaxosmithkline
First dosage form: Capsule (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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