Ergocalciferol

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 578 -
2005 430  148
2006 408  22
2007 363  45
2008 157  206
2009 115  42
Year Rank Change
2010 86  29
2011 68  18
2012 65  3
2013 63  2
2014 71  8
2015 65  6

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)
Ergocalciferol (this drug) 13,333,620

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
  • Deltalin
  • Drisdol
  • Vitamin D
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ergocalciferol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Provitamin D2 Compound
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (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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