Ezetimibe; Simvastatin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2005 - 2015

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2005 - 2015)

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
2004 345 -
2005 79  266
2006 38  41
2007 24  14
2008 32  8
2009 68  36
Year Rank Change
2010 76  8
2011 123  47
2012 144  21
2013 146  2
2014 181  35
2015 241  60

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2005 - 2015)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2015)
Atorvastatin 93,854,430
Simvastatin 74,251,611
Pravastatin Sodium 29,349,783
Rosuvastatin Calcium 22,722,580
Lovastatin 11,455,916
Ezetimibe 6,985,323
Niacin; Simvastatin 2,645,940
Ezetimibe; Simvastatin (this drug) 2,146,077

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
  • Ezetimibe And Simvastatin
  • Vytorin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ezetimibe; Simvastatin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dietary Cholesterol Absorption Inhibitor, HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 7/23/2004
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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