Lactate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2021

Lactate Summary for 2021

Top drug rank #308 ( 74)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2021) 381,675
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2021) 182,554
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $28.74
Per day of therapy $0.74/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $8.38
Per day of therapy $0.07/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2021)

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
2013 377  22
2014 399  22
2015 353  46
2016 342  11
Year Rank Change
2018 388 -
2019 376  12
2020 382  6
2021 308  74

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2021)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2021)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Cream 12% 63.2%
Lotion 12% 36.8%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2021)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

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
  • Sodium Lactate 0.167 Molar IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Lactate 1/6 Molar IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Lactate IN Plastic Container
  • Lac-hydrin
  • Sarcolacticum Acidum
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ammonium Lactate
  • Lactic Acid
  • Sodium Lactate
  • Lactate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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