Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate

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 76  17
2007 59  17
2008 76  17
2009 78  2
2010 170  92
2011 163  7
Year Rank Change
2012 228  65
2013 199  29
2014 215  16
2015 136  79
2016 45  91

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2016)
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate (this drug) 17,363,796
Methylphenidate 15,599,245
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 7,570,687
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 2,575,620
Amphetamine 1,323,763

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
  • Adderall 10
  • Adderall 12.5
  • Adderall 15
  • Adderall 20
  • Adderall 30
  • Adderall 5
  • Adderall 7.5
  • Adderall XR 10
  • Adderall XR 15
  • Adderall XR 20
  • Adderall XR 25
  • Adderall XR 30
  • Adderall XR 5
  • Dextroamp Saccharate, Amp Aspartate, Dextroamp Sulfate And Amp Sulfate
  • Dextroamp Saccharate,Amp Aspartate,Dextroamp Sulfate And Amp Sulfate
  • Mydayis
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Amphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
  • Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate
  • Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Dextroamphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Dextroamphetamine; Amphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate Monohydrate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine Sulfate; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine Sulfate
  • Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine Aspartate; Amphetamine
  • Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central Nervous System Stimulant
Initial FDA approval date: 2/13/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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