Ranitidine

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 41 -
2005 43  2
2006 47  4
2007 46  1
2008 60  14
2009 56  4
Year Rank Change
2010 49  7
2011 54  5
2012 48  6
2013 53  5
2014 50  3

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)
Ranitidine (this drug) 16,215,474
Famotidine 6,091,332

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
  • Zantac
  • Zantac 150
  • Zantac 25
  • Zantac 300
  • Zantac 75
  • Zantac IN Plastic Container
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ranitidine Hydrochloride
  • Ranitidine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-2 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 6/9/1983
First FDA applicant: Glaxo Group Ltd England Dba Glaxosmithkline
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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