Escitalopram Oxalate

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 24 -
2005 20  4
2006 19  1
2007 20  1
2008 22  2
2009 29  7
Year Rank Change
2010 31  2
2011 38  7
2012 43  5
2013 49  6
2014 45  4

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)
Sertraline Hydrochloride 37,723,879
Citalopram 29,737,922
Trazodone Hydrochloride 25,521,675
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 23,867,189
Escitalopram Oxalate (this drug) 19,639,202
Paroxetine 15,020,666

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
  • Lexapro
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Escitalopram Oxalate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/14/2002
First FDA applicant: Forest Laboratories Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (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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