Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dutasteride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,337,420
Top drug rank #288 ( 12)
Average total drug cost $117.19 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $33.2 (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 186  3
2009 161  25
2010 179  18
2011 196  17
2012 265  69
2013 321  56
Year Rank Change
2014 225  96
2015 261  36
2016 274  13
2017 276  2
2018 288  12

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)
Finasteride 8,876,332
Dutasteride (this drug) 1,337,420

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
  • Avodart
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dutasteride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): 5-alpha Reductase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 11/20/2001
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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