Rizatriptan Benzoate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Rizatriptan Benzoate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,490,815
Top drug rank #173 ( 31)
Average total drug cost $134.15 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $13.17 (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 272  8
2009 230  42
2010 265  35
2011 255  10
2012 279  24
2013 313  34
Year Rank Change
2014 302  11
2015 311  9
2016 232  79
2017 204  28
2018 173  31

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)
Sumatriptan 6,674,686
Rizatriptan Benzoate (this drug) 3,490,815

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
  • Maxalt
  • Maxalt-mlt
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Rizatriptan Benzoate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin-1b and Serotonin-1d Receptor Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 6/29/1998
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet, Orally Disintegrating (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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