Ursodiol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ursodiol Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 42,390
Top drug rank #449 ( 43)
Average total drug cost $434.01 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $13.63 (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 480  46
2009 446  34
2010 354  92
2011 471  117
2012 445  26
Year Rank Change
2013 302  143
2014 304  2
2016 393 -
2017 406  13
2018 449  43

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)
Ursodiol (this drug) 42,391

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
  • Actigall
  • Urso 250
  • Urso Forte
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ursodiol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Bile Acid
Initial FDA approval date: 12/31/1987
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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