Magnesium

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 301 -
2005 376  75
2006 399  23
2007 291  108
2008 249  42
2009 241  8
Year Rank Change
2010 243  2
2011 217  26
2012 227  10
2013 145  82
2014 184  39
2015 179  5

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 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
  • Magnesium Sulfate IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Magnesium Sulfate IN Plastic Container
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Magnesium Chloride
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate
  • Magnesium Sulfate, Unspecified
  • Magnesium Sulfate, Unspecified Form
  • Magnesium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 9/8/1986
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Solution (intramuscular, intravenous)

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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