Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Calcitriol Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,977,245
Top drug rank #239 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $33.61 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $11.1 (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 273  29
2009 263  10
2010 326  63
2011 257  69
2012 242  15
2013 261  19
Year Rank Change
2014 247  14
2015 215  32
2016 231  16
2017 256  25
2018 239  17

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.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Calcitriol (this drug) 1,977,245
Calcifediol 269,573
Paricalcitol 10,413

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Calcijex
  • Rocaltrol
  • Vectical
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Calcitriol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Vitamin D3 Analog
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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