Sertraline Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Sertraline Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 38,383,042
Top drug rank #14 (0)
Average total drug cost $46.71 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7 (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 19  3
2009 15  4
2010 19  4
2011 19 0
2012 18  1
2013 13  5
Year Rank Change
2014 13 0
2015 14  1
2016 14 0
2017 14 0
2018 14 0

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)
Sertraline Hydrochloride (this drug) 38,383,043
Escitalopram Oxalate 25,978,773
Fluoxetine Hydrochloride 25,619,277
Trazodone Hydrochloride 23,889,625
Citalopram 22,224,263
Paroxetine 11,228,908

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
  • Zoloft
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sertraline Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 12/30/1991
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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