Mesalamine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Mesalamine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,284,281
Top drug rank #224 ( 22)
Average total drug cost $908.18 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $60.95 (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 194  75
2009 157  37
2010 154  3
2011 151  3
2012 186  35
2013 224  38
Year Rank Change
2014 183  41
2015 171  12
2016 240  69
2017 246  6
2018 224  22

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Mesalamine (this drug) 2,284,281
Sulfasalazine 947,516

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Apriso
  • Asacol
  • Asacol HD
  • Canasa
  • Delzicol
  • Lialda
  • Pentasa
  • Rowasa
  • Sfrowasa
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Mesalamine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Aminosalicylate
Initial FDA approval date: 12/24/1987
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Enema (rectal)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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