Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

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 179 -
2005 184  5
2006 230  46
2007 247  17
2008 242  5
2009 234  8
Year Rank Change
2010 244  10
2011 230  14
2012 208  22
2013 226  18
2014 221  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 Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (this drug) 2,727,760
Norethindrone 2,237,859
Estradiol; Norethindrone 893,636
Levonorgestrel 174,012
Etonogestrel 3,604

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
  • Amen
  • Curretab
  • Cycrin
  • Depo-provera
  • Depo-subq Provera 104
  • Provera
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Medroxyprogesterone Acetate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Progestin
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Pharmacia And Upjohn Co
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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