Aspirin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Aspirin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 19,750,180
Top drug rank #40 ( 2)
Average total drug cost $4.48 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $2.34 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 46  7
2009 28  18
2010 43  15
2011 35  8
2012 36  1
2013 46  10
Year Rank Change
2014 46 0
2015 39  7
2016 38  1
2017 42  4
2018 40  2

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

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
  • 8-hour Bayer
  • Bayer Extra Strength Aspirin For Migraine Pain
  • Durlaza
  • Measurin
  • Vazalore
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Aspirin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet, Extended Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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