Magnesium Acetate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Magnesium Acetate Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #256 ( 15)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 1,712,179
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 533,710
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $6.99
Per day of therapy $0.28/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $5.64
Per day of therapy $0.16/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2019)

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 154 -
2014 201  47
2015 194  7
2016 197  3
Year Rank Change
2017 212  15
2018 241  29
2019 256  15

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2019)

  • 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 (2019)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Tablet/capsule 400 mg 43.9%
Tablet/capsule 500 mg 25.1%
Tablet/capsule 241.3 mg 17.0%
Other, unspecified, or misc. 14.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2019)

"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 Name Total Prescriptions (2019)
Potassium 20,001,670
Sodium 2,117,734
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 1,874,075
Magnesium Acetate (this drug) 1,712,179
Polyethylene Glycol 3350 With Electrolytes 1,245,687
Lactulose 968,305
Potassium Citrate 820,521
Magnesium Sulfate; Potassium Chloride; Sodium Sulfate 406,530
Sodium Picosulfate; Magnesium Oxide; Anhydrous Citric Acid 112,873
Sodium; Citric Acid 58,761

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
  • Epsom Salt
  • Epsom Salt Magnesium Sulfate
  • Humco Dewees Carminative
  • Magnesia Carbonica
  • Cvs
  • Daily Care Epsom Salt
  • Epsom Salts
  • Humco Epson Salt
  • Itchy Skin Eruptions
  • Magnesia Sulphurica
  • Magnesium Sulfate
  • Magnesium Sulfate IN 5% Dextrose
  • Magnesium Sulfate IN Dextrose
  • Magnesium Sulfate IN Water
  • Nuvalu Epsom Salt
  • Phuel
  • Recovery Balm - Cool Heat
  • Recovery Balm - Original
  • Recovery Balm - Ultra
  • Relief Epsom Salt
  • Theraworx Relief
  • Theraworx Relief Muscle Cramp And Spasm Relief
  • WG 110 Walgreens Foamer
  • Basic Care Milk OF Magnesia
  • Careone Milk OF Magnesia
  • Childrens Oral Saline Laxative
  • Cvs Health Childrens
  • DG Health Milk OF Magnesia
  • Dulcolax
  • Dulcolax Soft Chews Mixed Berry
  • Equaline Milk OF Magnesia
  • Gentle Laxative
  • Good Sense Milk OF Magnesia
  • Humco Milk OF Magnesia
  • Leader Milk OF Magnesia
  • Milk OF Magnesia
  • Milk OF Magnesia Cherry
  • Milk OF Magnesia Mint
  • Milk OF Magnesia Original
  • Original
  • Pedia-lax
  • Phillips Milk OF Magnesia Concentrated
  • Premier Value Milk OF Magnesia
  • Sound Body Milk OF Magnesia
  • Sunmark Milk OF Magnesia
  • Sunmark Milk OF Magnesia Mint
  • Sunmark Milk OF Magnesia Original
  • Topcare Milk OF Magnesia
  • Walgreens Childrens
  • Bet-r-prep Magnesium Citrate Oral
  • Citroma
  • Ez2go
  • Max Lax
  • Saline Laxative
  • Epsal
  • Lucky Epsom Salt
  • Royal Epsom Salt
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Magnesium Carbonate
  • Magnesium Citrate
  • Magnesium Hydroxide
  • Magnesium Oxide
  • Magnesium Sulfate Heptahydrate
  • Magnesium Sulfate, Unspecified
  • Magnesium Sulfate, Unspecified Form
  • Magnesium Acetate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Calculi Dissolution Agent, Osmotic Laxative
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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