Docusate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Docusate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,788,381
Top drug rank #138 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $7.49 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.35 (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 164  17
2009 148  16
2010 143  5
2011 159  16
2012 181  22
2013 133  48
Year Rank Change
2014 111  22
2015 97  14
2016 127  30
2017 123  4
2018 138  15

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

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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
N/A
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Docusate Calcium
  • Docusate Sodium
  • Docusate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date:
First FDA applicant:
First dosage form:

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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