Pregabalin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Pregabalin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 11,429,654
Top drug rank #70 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $610.85 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $32.16 (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 91  49
2009 87  4
2010 74  13
2011 85  11
2012 88  3
2013 83  5
Year Rank Change
2014 73  10
2015 79  6
2016 83  4
2017 73  10
2018 70  3

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.

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
  • Lyrica
  • Lyrica CR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Pregabalin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 12/30/2004
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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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