Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Oxcarbazepine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,915,508
Top drug rank #158 ( 49)
Average total drug cost $144.41 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $16.94 (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 225  22
2009 287  62
2010 207  80
2011 207 0
2012 197  10
2013 212  15
Year Rank Change
2014 160  52
2015 176  16
2016 244  68
2017 207  37
2018 158  49

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)
Gabapentin 45,586,654
Lamotrigine 11,582,775
Divalproex Sodium 5,275,298
Oxcarbazepine (this drug) 3,915,509
Phenytoin 1,643,498
Primidone 1,437,305

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
  • Oxtellar XR
  • Trileptal
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Oxcarbazepine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anti-epileptic Agent
Initial FDA approval date: 1/14/2000
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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