Liothyronine Sodium

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 404 -
2005 448  44
2006 431  17
2007 361  70
2008 331  30
2009 358  27
Year Rank Change
2010 304  54
2011 330  26
2012 305  25
2013 286  19
2014 301  15
2015 255  46

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)
Liothyronine Sodium (this drug) 1,963,880

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
  • Cytomel
  • Triostat
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Liothyronine Sodium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): l-Triiodothyronine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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