Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 247  1
2008 225  22
2009 287  62
2010 207  80
2011 207 0
2012 197  10
Year Rank Change
2013 212  15
2014 160  52
2015 176  16
2016 244  68
2017 207  37

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017)
Gabapentin 46,043,168
Lamotrigine 12,053,691
Divalproex Sodium 5,945,500
Oxcarbazepine (this drug) 2,452,465
Phenytoin 2,348,516
Primidone 2,075,116
Zonisamide 1,011,331

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) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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