Glipizide

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 43 -
2005 39  4
2006 31  8
2007 31 0
2008 28  3
2009 39  11
Year Rank Change
2010 37  2
2011 41  4
2012 47  6
2013 42  5
2014 42 0
2015 41  1

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 (this drug) 20,833,427
Glimepiride 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
  • Glucotrol
  • Glucotrol XL
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Glipizide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Sulfonylurea
Initial FDA approval date: 5/8/1984
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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