Metoclopramide Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Metoclopramide Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,087,258
Top drug rank #238 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $8.19 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $2.34 (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 109  27
2009 137  28
2010 161  24
2011 215  54
2012 226  11
2013 233  7
Year Rank Change
2014 270  37
2015 286  16
2016 250  36
2017 253  3
2018 238  15

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)
Metoclopramide Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,087,259

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
  • "Clopra-""Yellow"""
  • Clopra
  • Gimoti
  • Maxolon
  • Metoclopramide
  • Metoclopramide Intensol
  • Metozolv Odt
  • Reglan
  • Reglan Odt
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Metoclopramide Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dopamine-2 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
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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