Sodium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Sodium Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,628,346
Top drug rank #262 ( 37)
Average total drug cost $7.07 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.82 (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 215  30
2009 319  104
2010 153  166
2011 285  132
2012 172  113
2013 293  121
Year Rank Change
2014 168  125
2015 184  16
2016 221  37
2017 225  4
2018 262  37

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.

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
  • Bacteriostatic Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Broncho Saline
  • Sodium Chloride 0.45% IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 0.9%
  • Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 0.9% IN Sterile Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 23.4% IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 3% IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Acetate IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Bicarbonate IN Plastic Container
  • Sodium Chloride 14.6%
  • Sodium Chloride 23.4%
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sodium Acetate
  • Sodium Acetate Anhydrous
  • Sodium Bicarbonate
  • Sodium Chloride
  • Sodium Citrate
  • Sodium Hydroxide
  • Sodium Succinate
  • Sodium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Calculi Dissolution Agent, Anti-coagulant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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