Lansoprazole

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 18 -
2005 17  1
2006 23  6
2007 27  4
2008 47  20
2009 55  8
Year Rank Change
2010 75  20
2011 103  28
2012 103 0
2013 117  14
2014 142  25

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Omeprazole 71,929,303
Pantoprazole Sodium 22,864,145
Esomeprazole 14,963,819
Lansoprazole (this drug) 4,895,439
Dexlansoprazole 2,402,825

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
  • Prevacid
  • Prevacid 24 HR
  • Prevacid IV
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Lansoprazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Proton Pump Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 5/10/1995
First FDA applicant: Takeda Pharmaceuticals Usa Inc
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (oral)

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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