Duloxetine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Duloxetine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 21,217,653
Top drug rank #36 ( 10)
Average total drug cost $115.33 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $12.99 (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 62  8
2009 47  15
2010 47 0
2011 61  14
2012 49  12
2013 57  8
Year Rank Change
2014 56  1
2015 48  8
2016 48 0
2017 46  2
2018 36  10

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)
Duloxetine (this drug) 21,217,653
Venlafaxine 16,121,150
Desvenlafaxine 2,690,814

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
  • Cymbalta
  • Drizalma Sprinkle
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Duloxetine Hydrochloride
  • Duloxetine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/3/2004
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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