Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,635,260
Top drug rank #170 ( 12)
Average total drug cost $80.94 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $5.96 (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 203  73
2009 151  52
2010 173  22
2011 156  17
2012 136  20
2013 165  29
Year Rank Change
2014 140  25
2015 153  13
2016 139  14
2017 158  19
2018 170  12

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)
Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters (this drug) 3,635,261

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Lovaza
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Omega-3-acid Ethyl Esters

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Omega-3 Fatty Acid
Initial FDA approval date: 11/10/2004
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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