Ramipril

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 51 -
2005 53  2
2006 63  10
2007 73  10
2008 89  16
2009 100  11
Year Rank Change
2010 104  4
2011 130  26
2012 126  4
2013 115  11
2014 98  17

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)
Lisinopril 115,508,573
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 23,095,054
Enalapril Maleate 8,768,774
Ramipril (this drug) 7,511,223
Benazepril Hydrochloride 7,389,230
Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride 5,450,572
Quinapril 3,276,074
Fosinopril Sodium 1,634,531

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
  • Altace
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ramipril

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 1/28/1991
First FDA applicant: King Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Capsule (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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