Olmesartan Medoxomil

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 125 -
2005 110  15
2006 107  3
2007 96  11
2008 106  10
2009 110  4
Year Rank Change
2010 110 0
2011 127  17
2012 130  3
2013 140  10
2014 167  27
2015 186  19

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 46,983,234
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 14,262,498
Valsartan 7,865,273
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 5,839,790
Irbesartan 4,104,291
Olmesartan Medoxomil (this drug) 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
  • Benicar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/25/2002
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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