Bismuth Subsalicylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Bismuth Subsalicylate Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #474 (0)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 22,757
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 18,848
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $8.82
Per day of therapy $0.52/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $6.07
Per day of therapy $≤0.01/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2019)

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
2013 500 -
2014 459  41
2015 458  1
2016 426  32
Year Rank Change
2017 431  5
2018 474  43
2019 474 0

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2019)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2019)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Tablet/capsule 262 mg 60.0%
Suppository 262/15 mg/ml 20.0%
Suppository 525/15 mg/ml 20.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2019)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

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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
  • Anti-diarrheal
  • Basic Care Stomach Relief
  • Bismatrol
  • Bismuth
  • Bismuth Chewable
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate 262 MG
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate Maximum Strength Stomach Relief
  • Bismutina
  • Chewable Stomach Relief
  • Circle K Stomach
  • Crane Safety Bismuth
  • Cvs Health Anti-diarrheal Vanilla
  • Cvs Health Stomach Relief
  • Cvs Stomach Relief
  • Digestive Relief
  • Equaline Maximum Strength Stomach Relief
  • Equaline Stomach Relief
  • Equate Stomach Relief
  • Estomaquil Polvo
  • Gastrobiz
  • Geri-pectate Peppermint Flavor
  • Geri-pectate Vanilla Flavor
  • Gnp Pink Bismuth
  • Good Sense Stomach Relief
  • Health Mart Stomach Relief
  • Heb Diarrhea Relief
  • Heb Stomach Relief
  • Heb Stomach Relief Cherry
  • Kaopectate
  • Kaopectate Cherry Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Extra Strength Peppermint Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Max Peppermint Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Peppermint Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Regular Strength Cherry Flavor
  • Kaopectate Regular Strength Peppermint Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Regular Strength Vanilla Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kaopectate Vanilla Flavor Anti Diarrheal
  • Kroger Digestive Relief
  • Kroger Regular Strength
  • Kroger Stomach Relief
  • L-oral Stomach Relief Syrup
  • Leader Maximum Strength Stomach Relief
  • Leader Stomach Relief
  • Maximum Strength Stomach Relief
  • Medi-first Pep-t-med
  • Medique Diotame
  • Meijer Stomach Relief
  • Moore Medical Bismuth
  • Pep Tum
  • Peptic Relief
  • Peptic Relief Cherry
  • Pepto
  • Pepto Bismol
  • Pepto Relief
  • Pepto-bismol
  • Percy Medicine
  • Pink Bismuth
  • Pink-bismuth
  • Premier Value
  • Premier Value Diarrhea Relief
  • QC Anti Diarrheal
  • QC Pink Bismuth
  • QC Stomach Relief
  • Regular Strength
  • Rexall Bismuth
  • Rite Aid Digestive Relief
  • Rite Aid Stomach Relief
  • Signature Care Upset Stomach Relief
  • Soothe
  • Stomach
  • Stomach Relief
  • Stomach Relief - Maximum Strength
  • Stomach Relief - Regular Strength
  • Stomach Relief Maximum Strength
  • Stomach Relief Ultra
  • Stomach Relief, Maximum Strength
  • Stomach Relief, Ultra Strength
  • Sunmark Stomach Relief
  • Thompson Chewable Bismuth Tabs
  • Topcare
  • Topcare Stomach Relief
  • Topco Stomach Relief
  • Ultra Bismuth
  • Ultra Stomach Relief
  • Ultra Strenght Pink Bismuth
  • Ultra Strength Digestive Relief
  • UP And UP 5-symptom Digestive Relief
  • UP And UP Digestive Relief
  • Upset Stomach Relief
  • Walgreen
  • Winco Foods Stomach Relief
  • Winco Foods Ultra Strength
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Bismuth Subsalicylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 8/15/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet, Chewable, Tablet, Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. 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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