Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 991,477
Top drug rank #329 ( 27)
Average total drug cost $524.75 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $83.85 (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
2010 759 -
2011 311  448
2012 213  98
2013 201  12
Year Rank Change
2014 188  13
2015 210  22
2016 268  58
2017 302  34
2018 329  27

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.

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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
  • Pradaxa
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dabigatran Etexilate Mesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 10/19/2010
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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