Glimepiride

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 90 -
2005 107  17
2006 81  26
2007 69  12
2008 68  1
2009 91  23
Year Rank Change
2010 87  4
2011 75  12
2012 77  2
2013 79  2
2014 66  13
2015 64  2

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)
Glipizide 20,833,427
Glimepiride (this drug) 13,601,020
Glyburide 4,501,272
Glyburide; Metformin Hydrochloride 1,463,992

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
  • Amaryl
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Glimepiride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Sulfonylurea
Initial FDA approval date: 11/30/1995
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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