Calcium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 155  6
2007 198  43
2008 192  6
2009 155  37
2010 163  8
2011 210  47
Year Rank Change
2012 233  23
2013 190  43
2014 176  14
2015 196  20
2016 247  51

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 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
  • Eliphos
  • Phoslo
  • Phoslo Gelcaps
  • Phoslyra
  • Calcium Chloride 10% IN Plastic Container
  • Calcium Chloride 10%
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Calcium Acetate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Calcium Gluconate Monohydrate
  • Calcium Phosphate, Unspecified Form
  • Calcium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 12/10/1990
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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