Rosuvastatin Calcium

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 74 -
2005 71  3
2006 53  18
2007 39  14
2008 24  15
2009 20  4
Year Rank Change
2010 18  2
2011 20  2
2012 28  8
2013 32  4
2014 30  2

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)
Simvastatin 81,518,801
Atorvastatin 74,227,209
Pravastatin Sodium 29,717,750
Rosuvastatin Calcium (this drug) 24,760,854
Lovastatin 12,970,784
Ezetimibe; Simvastatin 3,612,666

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
  • Crestor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Rosuvastatin Calcium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/12/2003
First FDA applicant: Ipr 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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