Rosuvastatin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Rosuvastatin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 24,138,061
Top drug rank #29 ( 10)
Average total drug cost $168.77 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $16.58 (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 24  15
2009 20  4
2010 18  2
2011 20  2
2012 28  8
2013 32  4
Year Rank Change
2014 30  2
2015 33  3
2016 37  4
2017 39  2
2018 29  10

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)
Atorvastatin 112,474,024
Simvastatin 48,007,044
Rosuvastatin (this drug) 24,138,061
Pravastatin Sodium 24,022,032
Lovastatin 8,769,144
Pitavastatin 1,024,672
Ezetimibe; Simvastatin 882,198

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
  • Crestor
  • Ezallor
  • Ezallor Sprinkle
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Rosuvastatin Calcium
  • Rosuvastatin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/12/2003
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.

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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