Sucralfate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Sucralfate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,896,601
Top drug rank #201 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $65.06 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $8.25 (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 251  53
2009 274  23
2010 236  38
2011 259  23
2012 264  5
2013 281  17
Year Rank Change
2014 276  5
2015 251  25
2016 236  15
2017 218  18
2018 201  17

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)
Sucralfate (this drug) 2,896,601

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
  • Carafate
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sucralfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Aluminum Complex
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
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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