Pramipexole Dihydrochloride

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 294 -
2005 241  53
2006 184  57
2007 206  22
2008 175  31
2009 150  25
Year Rank Change
2010 159  9
2011 173  14
2012 195  22
2013 208  13
2014 208 0
2015 187  21

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)
Ropinirole Hydrochloride 4,672,607
Pramipexole Dihydrochloride (this drug) 3,306,983

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
  • Mirapex
  • Mirapex ER
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Pramipexole Dihydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonergot Dopamine Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 7/1/1997
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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