Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Desogestrel; Ethinyl Estradiol Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,633,965
Top drug rank #171 ( 7)
Average total drug cost $25.63 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.79 (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 230  80
2009 158  72
2010 117  41
2011 86  31
2012 135  49
2013 120  15
Year Rank Change
2014 96  24
2015 172  76
2016 133  39
2017 164  31
2018 171  7

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 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
  • Simliya
  • 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) 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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