Raloxifene Hydrochloride

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 100 -
2005 103  3
2006 135  32
2007 144  9
2008 116  28
2009 168  52
Year Rank Change
2010 240  72
2011 209  31
2012 200  9
2013 231  31
2014 243  12

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)
Tamoxifen Citrate 2,586,544
Raloxifene Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,348,131

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
  • Evista
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Raloxifene Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Estrogen Agonist/Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/9/1997
First FDA applicant: Eli Lilly And Co
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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