Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Levetiracetam Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 7,666,166
Top drug rank #97 ( 13)
Average total drug cost $118.24 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $21.06 (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 170  96
2009 194  24
2010 175  19
2011 181  6
2012 160  21
2013 125  35
Year Rank Change
2014 130  5
2015 118  12
2016 89  29
2017 110  21
2018 97  13

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.

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
  • Elepsia XR
  • Keppra
  • Keppra XR
  • Levetiracetam IN Sodium Chloride
  • Spritam
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Levetiracetam

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 11/30/1999
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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