Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Risperidone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,909,621
Top drug rank #159 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $52.68 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.84 (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 103  5
2009 102  1
2010 121  19
2011 122  1
2012 108  14
2013 137  29
Year Rank Change
2014 128  9
2015 130  2
2016 159  29
2017 156  3
2018 159  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.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Quetiapine Fumarate 12,962,564
Aripiprazole 7,406,248
Risperidone (this drug) 3,909,622
Olanzapine 2,354,779
Lurasidone Hydrochloride 2,006,353
Ziprasidone 1,059,725

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
  • Perseris Kit
  • Risperdal
  • Risperdal Consta
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Risperidone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Atypical Antipsychotic
Initial FDA approval date: 12/29/1993
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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