Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Carbamazepine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,840,744
Top drug rank #204 ( 28)
Average total drug cost $104.14 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $16.09 (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 173  30
2009 181  8
2010 171  10
2011 139  32
2012 165  26
2013 211  46
Year Rank Change
2014 233  22
2015 262  29
2016 197  65
2017 176  21
2018 204  28

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)
Lamotrigine 11,582,775
Divalproex Sodium 5,275,298
Lithium 3,077,612
Carbamazepine (this drug) 2,840,744

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
  • Carbatrol
  • Carnexiv
  • Epitol
  • Equetro
  • Tegretol
  • Tegretol-XR
  • Teril
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Carbamazepine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Mood Stabilizer
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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