Olanzapine

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 145 -
2005 143  2
2006 142  1
2007 184  42
2008 219  35
2009 215  4
Year Rank Change
2010 212  3
2011 235  23
2012 216  19
2013 268  52
2014 240  28

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)
Quetiapine Fumarate 11,456,968
Aripiprazole 6,520,071
Risperidone 5,798,069
Olanzapine (this drug) 2,414,547
Ziprasidone 1,587,752
Lurasidone Hydrochloride 1,466,826

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
  • Zyprexa
  • Zyprexa Zydis
  • Zyprexa Relprevv
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Olanzapine Pamoate
  • Olanzapine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Atypical Antipsychotic
Initial FDA approval date: 9/30/1996
First FDA applicant: Eli Lilly And Co
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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