Norethindrone

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Norethindrone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 5,100,249
Top drug rank #134 ( 7)
Average total drug cost $41.53 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $5.57 (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 265  13
2009 296  31
2010 299  3
2011 264  35
2012 223  41
2013 229  6
Year Rank Change
2014 250  21
2015 265  15
2016 265 0
2017 141  124
2018 134  7

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)
Norethindrone (this drug) 5,100,249
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate 2,866,848
Levonorgestrel 334,828
Drospirenone 72,826

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
  • Camila
  • Errin
  • Heather
  • Incassia
  • Jencycla
  • Micronor
  • Nor-QD
  • Norlutin
  • Aygestin
  • Norlutate
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Norethindrone Acetate
  • Norethindrone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Progestin
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral-28)

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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