Pramipexole Dihydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Pramipexole Dihydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,984,633
Top drug rank #196 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $149.4 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $13.81 (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 175  31
2009 150  25
2010 159  9
2011 173  14
2012 195  22
2013 208  13
Year Rank Change
2014 208 0
2015 187  21
2016 204  17
2017 179  25
2018 196  17

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)
Ropinirole Hydrochloride 6,224,575
Pramipexole Dihydrochloride (this drug) 2,984,634

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
  • Mirapex
  • Mirapex ER
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Pramipexole Dihydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonergot Dopamine Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 7/1/1997
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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