Mirtazapine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Mirtazapine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 7,504,257
Top drug rank #99 ( 20)
Average total drug cost $28.79 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $5.61 (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 152  15
2009 154  2
2010 127  27
2011 144  17
2012 146  2
2013 127  19
Year Rank Change
2014 116  11
2015 139  23
2016 128  11
2017 119  9
2018 99  20

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.

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
  • Remeron
  • Remeron Soltab
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Mirtazapine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 6/14/1996
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.

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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