Levetiracetam

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 320 -
2005 323  3
2006 271  52
2007 267  4
2008 170  97
2009 195  25
Year Rank Change
2010 175  20
2011 181  6
2012 160  21
2013 125  35
2014 130  5

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
  • Keppra
  • Keppra XR
  • Levetiracetam IN Sodium Chloride
  • Spritam
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Levetiracetam

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 11/30/1999
First FDA applicant: Ucb 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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