Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Carboxymethylcellulose Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #0 (0)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 0
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 0
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $0.00
Per day of therapy $0.00/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $0.00
Per day of therapy $0.00/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

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)

No data available

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

Therapeutic Classes


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
  • Acne Patchs
  • Thera-clear
  • Artificial Tears
  • Eyes Alive
  • Eyes Alive Eyecon
  • Gnp Lubricating Relief
  • Lubricating Eye Drops
  • Medi-first Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Rain Renewal Eye Drops
  • Theratears
  • Theratears Extra
  • Theratears Lubricant
  • Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Careone Lubricant
  • Cho-a Derm
  • Cvs Lubricant Eye
  • Cvs Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Cvs Lubricant Eye Drops 30 CT
  • Dry Eye Relief
  • Equate Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative-free
  • Equate Restore Plus Lubricant Eye
  • Equate Restore Plus Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Family Care Lubricant Single Use Eye
  • Family Care Single-use Eye
  • Good Neighbor Pharmacy Lubricating Plus
  • Good Sense Lubricating Plus
  • Green Guard Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Health Mart Lubricating Plus
  • Heb Lubricant Eye Drops
  • I-drops Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Kroger Moisturizing Lubricant
  • Leader Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Leader Lubricating Plus
  • Lubricant Drops
  • Lubricant Eye
  • Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free
  • Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free 30 Single Use Container
  • Lubricant Eye Plus
  • Lubricating Plus
  • Major Lubricating Eye Drops
  • Medics Choice Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Meijer Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Meijer Lubricant Single Vial
  • Publix Moisturizing Relief Eye Drops
  • Quality Choice Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Real
  • Refresh Celluvisc
  • Refresh Liquigel
  • Refresh Plus
  • Refresh Tears
  • Refresh Tears Lubricant
  • Restore Plus Single Vial
  • Retaine Cmc Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Rite Aid Eye Care Lubricant
  • Signature Care Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Sunmark Lubricating Plus
  • Topcare Eye Drops
  • UP And UP Lubricant
  • UP And UP Lubricant Refreshing
  • Walgreen Sterile Lubricant Drops 30 Count
  • Walgreen Sterile Lubricant Drops 70 Count
  • Walgreens Lubricant Eye
  • Walgreens Lubricant Eye Drops
  • Walgreens Lubricant Eye Drops Preservative Free
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Unspecified
  • Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium, Unspecified Form
  • Carboxymethylcellulose

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 10/4/1989
First FDA applicant: Allergan, Inc.
First dosage form: Gel (ophthalmic)

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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