Methimazole

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Methimazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,850,309
Top drug rank #255 ( 11)
Average total drug cost $23.43 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $12.28 (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 386  33
2009 359  27
2010 433  74
2011 278  155
2012 236  42
2013 230  6
Year Rank Change
2014 251  21
2015 249  2
2016 275  26
2017 244  31
2018 255  11

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)
Methimazole (this drug) 1,850,309

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
  • Tapazole
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Methimazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Thyroid Hormone Synthesis Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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