Methimazole

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 315 -
2005 336  21
2006 393  57
2007 420  27
2008 387  33
2009 361  26
Year Rank Change
2010 434  73
2011 278  156
2012 235  43
2013 230  5
2014 251  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 Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Methimazole (this drug) 2,233,268

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
  • Tapazole
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Methimazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Thyroid Hormone Synthesis Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: King Pharmaceuticals 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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