Colchicine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Colchicine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,925,875
Top drug rank #200 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $299.26 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $46.39 (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 169  41
2009 176  7
2010 216  40
2011 246  30
2012 246 0
2013 197  49
Year Rank Change
2014 246  49
2015 247  1
2016 251  4
2017 201  50
2018 200  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

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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
  • Colcrys
  • Gloperba
  • Mitigare
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Colchicine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 7/29/2009
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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