Ropinirole Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ropinirole Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 6,224,574
Top drug rank #113 ( 5)
Average total drug cost $52.11 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.96 (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 151  36
2009 179  28
2010 201  22
2011 170  31
2012 169  1
2013 138  31
Year Rank Change
2014 153  15
2015 147  6
2016 111  36
2017 108  3
2018 113  5

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 (this drug) 6,224,575
Pramipexole Dihydrochloride 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
  • Requip
  • Requip XL
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ropinirole Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nonergot Dopamine Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 9/19/1997
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 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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