Carbamazepine

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 118  1
2007 143  25
2008 173  30
2009 181  8
2010 171  10
2011 139  32
Year Rank Change
2012 165  26
2013 211  46
2014 233  22
2015 262  29
2016 197  65

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2016)
Lamotrigine 11,276,212
Divalproex Sodium 5,484,270
Carbamazepine (this drug) 2,982,031
Lithium 2,384,997

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, Chewable (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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