Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestimate

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 124 -
2005 200  76
2006 169  31
2007 208  39
2008 222  14
2009 52  170
Year Rank Change
2010 56  4
2011 53  3
2012 53 0
2013 54  1
2014 47  7

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
  • Estarylla
  • Mili
  • Mono-linyah
  • Norgestimate And Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Ortho Cyclen-21
  • Ortho Cyclen-28
  • Ortho Tri-cyclen
  • Ortho Tri-cyclen LO
  • Previfem
  • Sprintec
  • Tri LO Sprintec
  • Tri-estarylla
  • Tri-linyah
  • Tri-LO-estarylla
  • Tri-LO-mili
  • Tri-mili
  • Tri-previfem
  • Tri-sprintec
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Norgestimate; Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Ethinyl Estradiol; Norgestimate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 12/29/1989
First FDA applicant: Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (oral-21)

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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