Estradiol

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 67  15
2007 74  7
2008 75  1
2009 71  4
2010 61  10
2011 82  21
Year Rank Change
2012 66  16
2013 61  5
2014 64  3
2015 59  5
2016 59 0

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)
Estradiol (this drug) 13,361,414
Estrogens, Conjugated 4,245,842

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
  • Alora
  • Climara
  • Divigel
  • Elestrin
  • Esclim
  • Estrace
  • Estraderm
  • Estring
  • Estrogel
  • Evamist
  • Fempatch
  • Gynodiol
  • Imvexxy
  • Innofem
  • Menostar
  • Minivelle
  • Vagifem
  • Vivelle
  • Vivelle-dot
  • Femring
  • Femtrace
  • Estrasorb
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Estradiol Acetate
  • Estradiol Hemihydrate
  • Estradiol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Estrogen
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
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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