Calcium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2020

Calcium Summary for 2020

Top drug rank #204 ( 29)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2020) 2,362,576
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2020) 566,984
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $12.44
Per day of therapy $0.31/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $5.95
Per day of therapy $0.22/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2020)

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 195  621
2014 178  17
2015 169  9
2016 251  82
Year Rank Change
2017 285  34
2018 233  52
2019 175  58
2020 204  29

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2020)

  • 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 (2020)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Tablet/capsule 600 mg 43.0%
Tablet/capsule 500 mg 29.0%
Tablet/capsule 667 mg 9.5%
Tablet/capsule 1000 mg 6.5%
Tablet/capsule 625 mg 5.5%
Tablet/capsule 950 mg 5.5%
Other, unspecified, or misc. 1.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2020)

"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.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020)
Calcium (this drug) 2,362,576
Calcium; Vitamin D 2,238,412

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
  • 7030 Calcium Gold
  • 7030 Calcium Premium
  • AG-x
  • C P RE
  • D T B T
  • Great Calcium
  • Hantai 8030 CA-D3 Gold
  • Hantai 8030 CA-D3 Premium
  • Korea Calcium King
  • Onlycal
  • P D All
  • P D All M
  • P D M
  • Resto L
  • Restoration Treatment
  • Tall G U
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Calcium
  • Calcium Acetate
  • Calcium Acetate; Magnesium Acetate; Potassium Acetate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Gluconate
  • Calcium Alginate
  • Calcium Ascorbate
  • Calcium Bicarbonate
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Carbonate; Magnesium Oxide; Cholecalciferol; Calcium Citrate; Magnesium Citrate
  • Calcium Carbonate; Potassium Bicarbonate; Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Acetate; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate Anhydrous; Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Citrate
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Lactate
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Bicarbonate; Sodium Chloride; Sodium Phosphate
  • Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Phosphate, Dibasic Dihydrate; Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Calcium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Chloride
  • Calcium Citrate
  • Calcium Fluoride
  • Calcium Gluceptate
  • Calcium Gluconate
  • Calcium Gluconate Monohydrate
  • Calcium Glycerophosphate
  • Calcium Hydride
  • Calcium Hydroxide
  • Calcium Ion
  • Calcium Lactate
  • Calcium Oxide
  • Calcium Peroxide
  • Calcium Phenoxide
  • Calcium Phosphate
  • Calcium Phosphate, Unspecified Form
  • Calcium Phosphate; Magnesium Carbonate; Potassium Chloride
  • Calcium Polycarbophil
  • Calcium Pyrophosphate
  • Calcium Saccharate
  • Calcium Silicate
  • Calcium Stearate
  • Calcium Sulfate
  • Calcium Threonate
  • Calcium Undecylenate
  • Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Chloride; Potassium Chloride; Calcium Chloride; Magnesium Chloride; Sodium Acetate; Trisodium Citrate Dihydrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Calcium, Phosphate Binder
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2022.08. 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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