Losartan Potassium

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 76 -
2005 78  2
2006 65  13
2007 76  11
2008 78  2
2009 79  1
Year Rank Change
2010 71  8
2011 43  28
2012 23  20
2013 20  3
2014 14  6
2015 12  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)
Losartan Potassium (this drug) 46,983,234
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 14,262,498
Valsartan 7,865,273
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 5,839,790
Irbesartan 4,104,291
Olmesartan Medoxomil 3,333,072
Amlodipine Besylate; Olmesartan Medoxomil 1,640,937
Amlodipine; Valsartan 1,372,336
Telmisartan 1,305,974

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: 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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