Insulin Human

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

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 58 -
2005 68  10
2006 71  3
2007 86  15
2008 52  34
2009 37  15
Year Rank Change
2010 33  4
2011 47  14
2012 39  8
2013 37  2
2014 19  18

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"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 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
  • Humulin R
  • Humulin R Kwikpen
  • Novolin R
  • Velosulin BR Human
  • Iletin I
  • Insulin
  • Regular Insulin
  • Afrezza
  • Exubera
  • Humulin BR
  • Humulin R Pen
  • Velosulin BR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Insulin Pork
  • Insulin Recombinant Human
  • Insulin Recombinant Purified Human
  • Insulin Human

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Novo Nordisk Inc
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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