Ferrous Sulfate

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 162 -
2005 171  9
2006 167  4
2007 160  7
2008 121  39
2009 140  19
Year Rank Change
2010 114  26
2011 104  10
2012 83  21
2013 78  5
2014 99  21

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
N/A
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ferrous Sulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Lederle Laboratories Div American Cyanamid Co
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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