Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol

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 145  21
2007 150  5
2008 230  80
2009 158  72
2010 117  41
2011 86  31
Year Rank Change
2012 135  49
2013 120  15
2014 96  24
2015 172  76
2016 133  39

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 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
  • Bekyree
  • Cyclessa
  • Desogen
  • Desogestrel And Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Emoquette
  • Enskyce
  • Isibloom
  • Kalliga
  • Kariva
  • Kimidess
  • Mircette
  • Ortho-cept
  • Pimtrea
  • Velivet
  • Viorele
  • Volnea
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol; Ethinyl Estradiol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 12/10/1992
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral-21)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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