Indomethacin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Indomethacin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,160,197
Top drug rank #236 ( 55)
Average total drug cost $20.42 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $8.24 (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 262  8
2009 225  37
2010 230  5
2011 248  18
2012 244  4
2013 217  27
Year Rank Change
2014 257  40
2015 287  30
2016 315  28
2017 291  24
2018 236  55

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.

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Ketorolac Tromethamine 3,085,293
Indomethacin (this drug) 2,160,197
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Nabumetone 1,554,892
Etodolac 951,331
Bromfenac Sodium 743,397
Nepafenac 519,404
Flurbiprofen 381,836
Sulindac 219,400
Diclofenac Sodium; Misoprostol 157,707
Diflunisal 149,023
Piroxicam 133,990
Oxaprozin 35,890

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
  • Indo-lemmon
  • Indocin
  • Indocin SR
  • Tivorbex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Indomethacin Sodium
  • Indomethacin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonsteroidal Anti-inflammatory Drug
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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.

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