Ethinyl Estradiol; Norelgestromin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ethinyl Estradiol; Norelgestromin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 595,304
Top drug rank #370 ( 6)
Average total drug cost $167.72 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.25 (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 586  98
2009 299  287
2010 493  194
2011 552  59
2012 363  189
2013 399  36
Year Rank Change
2014 367  32
2015 362  5
2016 409  47
2017 364  45
2018 370  6

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 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
  • Ortho Evra
  • Xulane
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Norelgestromin; Ethinyl Estradiol
  • Ethinyl Estradiol; Norelgestromin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 11/20/2001
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Film, Extended Release (transdermal)

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.

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