Tamoxifen Citrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tamoxifen Citrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,009,016
Top drug rank #244 ( 7)
Average total drug cost $81.34 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.63 (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 275  38
2009 224  51
2010 209  15
2011 200  9
2012 290  90
2013 257  33
Year Rank Change
2014 234  23
2015 242  8
2016 238  4
2017 251  13
2018 244  7

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)
Tamoxifen Citrate (this drug) 2,009,016
Raloxifene Hydrochloride 911,264

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
  • Nolvadex
  • Soltamox
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tamoxifen Citrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Estrogen Agonist/Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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