Tretinoin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tretinoin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,264,213
Top drug rank #294 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $107.5 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $13.77 (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 337  13
2009 336  1
2010 335  1
2011 287  48
2012 304  17
2013 323  19
Year Rank Change
2014 335  12
2015 332  3
2016 296  36
2017 293  3
2018 294  1

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)
Isotretinoin 1,531,102
Tretinoin (this drug) 1,264,213
Adapalene 813,116
Adapalene; Benzoyl Peroxide 68,070

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
  • Altreno
  • Atralin
  • Avita
  • Renova
  • Retin-a
  • Retin-a Micro
  • Retin-a-micro
  • Vesanoid
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tretinoin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Retinoid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Cream (topical)

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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