Sitagliptin Phosphate

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
2006 724 -
2007 199  525
2008 130  69
2009 110  20
Year Rank Change
2010 122  12
2011 114  8
2012 101  13
2013 92  9
2014 106  14

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)
Sitagliptin Phosphate (this drug) 7,162,884
Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate 3,361,621
Linagliptin 1,390,104
Saxagliptin Hydrochloride 1,260,949

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
  • Januvia
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sitagliptin Phosphate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 10/16/2006
First FDA applicant: Merck Sharp And Dohme Corp
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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