Calcium Citrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Calcium Citrate Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #225 ( 63)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 2,130,298
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 590,726
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $5.96
Per day of therapy $0.14/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $3.58
Per day of therapy $0.10/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 251 -
2014 227  24
2015 211  16
2016 296  85
Year Rank Change
2017 331  35
2018 288  43
2019 225  63

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 600 mg 76.6%
Tablet/capsule 500 mg 17.4%
Other, unspecified, or misc. 6.0%

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.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2019)
Calcium Citrate (this drug) 2,130,299

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
  • Calcium Chloride 10%
  • Calcium Chloride 10% IN Plastic Container
  • AI Kungang
  • Alka-seltzer Cool Action Extra Strength Reliefchews Mint
  • Alka-seltzer Cool Action Heartburn Relief
  • Alka-seltzer Extra Strength Heartburn Reliefchews
  • Alka-seltzer Heartburn Relief
  • Alka-seltzer Heartburn Reliefchews
  • Alka-seltzer Heartburn Reliefchews Strawberry And Orange
  • Alka-seltzer Ultra Strength Heartburn Reliefchews
  • Alkums Antacid
  • Antacid
  • Antacid - Anti-gas Relief
  • Antacid And Anti-gas Chew
  • Antacid Anti-gas Relief Chews
  • Antacid Berry Bites
  • Antacid Extra Strength
  • Antacid Extra Strength Assorted Berries
  • Antacid Extra Strength Assorted Berry
  • Antacid Extra Strength Assorted Fruit
  • Antacid Extra Strength Wintergreen
  • Antacid Flavor Chew
  • Antacid Flavor Chews
  • Antacid Fruit Chews
  • Antacid Regular Strength
  • Antacid Relief
  • Antacid Relief Extra Strength
  • Antacid Relief Extra Strength Assorted Fruit
  • Antacid Relief Extra Strength Tropical Fruit
  • Antacid Soft Chew
  • Antacid Strawberry Relief Chews
  • Antacid Ultra Strength
  • Antacid Ultra Strength Assorted Berries
  • Aramark Antacid Chewable
  • Assorted Fruit Antacid Chews
  • Assorted Fruit Antacid Flavor Chews
  • Assorted Fruit Flavor Chews
  • Assorted Fruit Panned Chew
  • Basic Care Antacid Fruit Chews
  • Basic Care Berry Antacid Hbg
  • Belmora Melox Agrura
  • Berry Flavored Antacid Chews
  • Best Choice
  • Best Choice Extra Strength
  • Besthealth Orange Antacid Soft Chews
  • BI-mart Extra Strength Antacid Assorted Berry
  • BI-mart Extra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • BI-mart Regular Strength Antacid
  • BI-mart Regular Strength Antacid Peppermint
  • BI-mart Ultra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • BI-mart Ultra Strength Antacid Peppermint
  • Calcium Antacid
  • Calcium Antacidextra Strength
  • Calcium Carbonate 10 GR (648 MG)
  • Calcium Carbonate 500 MG
  • Calcium Carbonate Chewable Antacid
  • Calcium Carbonate Oral Suspension
  • Calsium Carbonate 10 GR
  • Care One Calcium Antacid
  • Careone Extra Strength
  • Cemics
  • Cherry Antacid
  • Cherry Antacid Relief Chew
  • Cherry Antacid Soft Chew
  • Cherry Antacid Soft Chews
  • Cherry Antacid Softchew
  • Childrens Antacid Extra Strength
  • Childrens Stomach Relief
  • Chooz
  • Crane Safety Antacid
  • Cvs
  • Cvs Antacid Lime-berry Chews
  • Cvs Berry Antacid Hbg Chews
  • Cvs Health Extra Strength
  • Cvs Health Extra Strength Sugar Free Antacid
  • Cvs Health Ultra Strength Natural Antacid
  • Cvs Pharmacy
  • Cvs Pharmacy,Inc.
  • Cvs Strawberry-lime Antacid Chews
  • Cvs Ultra Strength
  • D-cal
  • D-cal Kids
  • DG Health Antacid Berry Bites
  • DG Health Extra Strength
  • DG Health Regular Strength
  • DG Health Ultra Strength
  • Drx Choice Antacid Calcium
  • Equaline Antacid
  • Equaline Extra Strength Antacid
  • Equaline Regular Strength Antacid
  • Equate Extra Strength Smooth Antacid
  • Equate Sugar Free Extra Strength Antacid
  • Equate Ultra Stregth Antacid
  • Equate Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Exchange Select Antacid
  • Exchange Select Extra Strength Antacid
  • Exchange Select Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Extra Strength
  • Extra Strength Antacid
  • Extra Strength Natural Antacid
  • Extra Strength Smooth
  • Extra Strength Smooth Antacid
  • Extra Strength Smooth Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Extra Strength Sugar Free
  • Extra Strength Sugar Free Antacid
  • Fast Acting Heartburn Relief
  • First Aid Only Antacid
  • Genexa Antacid
  • Gericare Regular Strength
  • Good Neighbor Extra Strength
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy Antacid
  • Good Sense Antacid
  • Good Sense Antacid Soft Chew
  • Goodsense Antacid Fruit Chews
  • Goodsense Extra Strength Antacid
  • Goodsense Extra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Goodsense Regular Strength Antacid Peppermint
  • Goodsense Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Goodsense Ultra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Goodsense Ultra Strength Antacid Peppermint
  • Green Guard Maximum Strength Stomach Relief
  • Health Mart Extra Strength Antacid
  • Health Mart Regular Strength Antacid
  • Healthmart Calcium Antacid
  • Heartburn And Gas Antacid Chews
  • Heartburn And Gas Fruit Chews
  • Heartburn Fix
  • Heb Antacid Calcium
  • Heb Antacid Extra Strength
  • Heb Extra Stregth Antacid
  • Heb Extra Strength
  • Heb Extra Strength Antacid
  • Heb Extra Strength Smooth Antacid Assorted Fruits
  • Heb Extra Strength Smooth Antacid Peppermint
  • Heb Lime And Berry Antacid Chews
  • Heb Regular Strength
  • Heb Ultra Strength
  • Honest-paste
  • Juni Essentials Naturaltoothpaste
  • Kids Antacid
  • Kids Tummy Relief
  • Kroger Extra Strength
  • Kroger Extra Strength Smooth Antacid
  • Kroger Ultra Strength
  • Leader Antacid
  • Leader Extra Strength Antacid
  • Leader Extra Strength Sugar Free Antacid
  • Leader Ultra Strength
  • Leader Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Legend Premium Heartburn Chewable
  • Legend Premium Heartburn Chewable Relief
  • Legend Premium Heartburn Relief - Extra Strength Chewable
  • Lidl Ultra Strength Antacid Calcium Carbonate
  • Magnacal
  • Major Regular Strength
  • Marc Glassman
  • Mckesson Antacid Calcium Carbonate
  • Medi First Antacid
  • Medi First Plus Antacid
  • Medi-first Antacid
  • Medi-first Plus Antacid
  • Medique Alcalak
  • Medique Ban-acid
  • Meijer Berry Antacid Hbg
  • Meijer Extra Strength
  • Meijer Extra Strength Antacid
  • Meijer Extra Strength Smooth Antacid
  • Meijer Lime/Berry Antacid Chews
  • Meijer Regular Strength
  • Meijer Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Mint Antacid
  • Miralac
  • Mixed Berry Antacid And Anti-gas Chews
  • Moore Medical Antacid
  • Nutralox
  • Only For
  • Orange Antacid Soft Chew
  • Pepto
  • Physicianscare Antacid
  • Plus Pharma
  • Polaris Mint Antacid
  • Premier Value Chewable Antacid
  • Premier Value Regular Strength Chewable Antacid Peppermint
  • Publix Extra Strength
  • Publix Regular Strength
  • Publix Ultra Strength
  • PV Extra Strength
  • PV Extra Strength Smooth
  • QC Antacid Calcium
  • Quality Choice Antacid
  • Quality Choice Assorted Berries
  • Quality Choice Chewable Antacid
  • Quality Choice Extra Strength
  • Quality Choice Regular Strength
  • Quality Choice Ultra Strength
  • Razzmatazz Antacid
  • Regular Strength
  • Regular Strength Antacid
  • Rexall Antacid Flavor Chews
  • Rite Aid Extra Strength
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy Extra Strength
  • Rite Aid Pharmacy Ultra Strength
  • Rite Aid Ultra Strength
  • Rugby
  • Rugby Cal-gest Antacid
  • Rugby Calcium Carbonate 10 GR
  • Rugby Extra Strength Antacid
  • Signature Care Extra Strength Smooth Antacid
  • Signature Care Extra Strength Smooth Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Soothe
  • Sound Body Calcium Antacid
  • Sound Health Heartburn And Gas Chews
  • Stomach Relief
  • Sunmark Calcium Antacid
  • Sunmark Extra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Sunmark Regular Strength Antacid
  • Sunmark Regular Strength Antacid Peppermint
  • Target Antacid - Anti-gas Relief Chews
  • Target Antacid Fruit Chews
  • Target Strawberrylime Antacid Chews
  • TC Max
  • Topcare Antacid Calcium
  • Topcare Antacid Extra Strength
  • Topcare Extra Strength Antacid
  • Trial Antacid
  • Tummy Relief
  • Tums
  • Tums Chewy Bites
  • Uline Antacid
  • Ultra Strength
  • Ultra Strength Antacid
  • Ultra Strength Antacid Assorted Berries
  • Ultra Strength Antacid Assorted Fruit
  • Ultra Strength Antacid Relief Assorted Berry
  • Ultra Strength Antacid Relief Assorted Fruit
  • Ultra Strength Antacid Tropical Fruit
  • Unishield Antacid
  • UP And UP Extra Strength Antacid 750
  • UP And UP Extra Strength Smooth Dissolving Antacid
  • Whole Foods Market Health Ultra Strength Natural Antacid
  • Winco Foods Antacid
  • Winco Foods Antacid Ultra Strength
  • Xpect Antacid
  • Caredo Professional Cavities Treatment Toothpastes
  • Caredo Repairing Dental Caries For Kids Toothpastes
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Calcium Carbonate
  • Calcium Chloride
  • Calcium Phosphate, Unspecified Form
  • Calcium Citrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Calcium, Phosphate Binder
Initial FDA approval date: 1/28/2000
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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.

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