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
2006 861 -
2007 500  361
2008 512  12
2009 316  196
2010 259  57
Year Rank Change
2011 275  16
2012 312  37
2013 307  5
2014 273  34
2015 250  23

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)
Ranolazine (this drug) 2,003,165

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
  • Ranexa
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ranolazine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anti-anginal
Initial FDA approval date: 1/27/2006
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet, Extended Release (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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