Testosterone

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 250 -
2005 264  14
2006 292  28
2007 265  27
2008 276  11
2009 237  39
Year Rank Change
2010 177  60
2011 160  17
2012 128  32
2013 139  11
2014 134  5
2015 171  37

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)
Testosterone (this drug) 3,889,706
Testosterone Cypionate 40,175

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
  • Androderm
  • Androgel
  • Axiron
  • Fortesta
  • Natesto
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testoderm
  • Testoderm Tts
  • Testopel
  • Vogelxo
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Testosterone Propionate
  • Testosterone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Androgen
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Pellet (implantation)

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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