Methylphenidate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 68  12
2008 63  5
2009 57  6
2010 55  2
2011 59  4
2012 58  1
Year Rank Change
2013 64  6
2014 55  9
2015 58  3
2016 47  11
2017 47 0

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017)
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 24,155,783
Methylphenidate (this drug) 16,450,268
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate 8,884,102
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 3,102,542

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
  • Cotempla XR-odt
  • Daytrana
  • Adhansia XR
  • Aptensio XR
  • Concerta
  • Jornay PM
  • Metadate CD
  • Metadate ER
  • Methylin
  • Methylin ER
  • Quillichew ER
  • Quillivant XR
  • Ritalin
  • Ritalin LA
  • Ritalin-SR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Methylphenidate Hydrochloride
  • Methylphenidate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central Nervous System Stimulant
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) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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