Dexamethasone

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dexamethasone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,417,570
Top drug rank #283 ( 38)
Average total drug cost $13.1 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.52 (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 300  62
2009 354  54
2010 349  5
2011 420  71
2012 301  119
2013 319  18
Year Rank Change
2014 309  10
2015 282  27
2016 259  23
2017 321  62
2018 283  38

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.

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
  • Aeroseb-dex
  • Decaderm
  • Decadron
  • Decaspray
  • Dexamethasone Intensol
  • Dexone 0.5
  • Dexone 0.75
  • Dexone 1.5
  • Dexone 4
  • Dextenza
  • Dexycu Kit
  • Hemady
  • Hexadrol
  • Maxidex
  • Ozurdex
  • Decadron-LA
  • Dexacen-4
  • Dexacort
  • Dexair
  • Dexamethasone
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate Preservative Free
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dexamethasone Acetate
  • Dexamethasone Phosphate
  • Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate
  • Dexamethasone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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