Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 25,331,775
Top drug rank #23 ( 4)
Average total drug cost $132.61 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $23.29 (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 76  17
2009 78  2
2010 170  92
2011 163  7
2012 229  66
2013 199  30
Year Rank Change
2014 215  16
2015 136  79
2016 45  91
2017 27  18
2018 23  4

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate (this drug) 25,331,776
Methylphenidate 17,467,266
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 10,011,146
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 3,961,349
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 1,888,102

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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