Clopidogrel Bisulfate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Clopidogrel Bisulfate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 20,016,095
Top drug rank #39 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $71.47 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $8.63 (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 17  2
2009 18  1
2010 16  2
2011 18  2
2012 19  1
2013 27  8
Year Rank Change
2014 36  9
2015 40  4
2016 34  6
2017 40  6
2018 39  1

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)
Clopidogrel Bisulfate (this drug) 20,016,095
Ticagrelor 1,793,511

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
  • Plavix
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Clopidogrel Bisulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): P2Y12 Platelet Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 11/17/1997
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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