Torsemide

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 201 -
2005 261  60
2006 265  4
2007 221  44
2008 229  8
2009 248  19
Year Rank Change
2010 236  12
2011 260  24
2012 303  43
2013 316  13
2014 261  55

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)
Furosemide 37,104,418
Torsemide (this drug) 1,886,104

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
  • Demadex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Torsemide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Loop Diuretic
Initial FDA approval date: 8/23/1993
First FDA applicant: Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc
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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