Losartan Potassium

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 76 -
2005 78  2
2006 65  13
2007 76  11
2008 77  1
2009 78  1
Year Rank Change
2010 71  7
2011 43  28
2012 23  20
2013 20  3
2014 14  6

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)
Losartan Potassium (this drug) 37,330,150
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 14,028,830
Valsartan 8,880,977
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 6,148,008
Olmesartan Medoxomil 4,016,252
Irbesartan 2,889,039
Amlodipine; Valsartan 2,473,021
Telmisartan 1,333,237
Amlodipine Besylate; Olmesartan Medoxomil 1,016,996

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
  • Cozaar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Losartan Potassium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/14/1995
First FDA applicant: Merck Sharp And Dohme Corp
First dosage form: Tablet (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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