Zolpidem Tartrate

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
2004 67 -
2005 51  16
2006 61  10
2007 36  25
2008 35  1
2009 41  6
Year Rank Change
2010 32  9
2011 25  7
2012 25 0
2013 28  3
2014 39  11
2015 46  7

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)
Zolpidem Tartrate (this drug) 19,185,054
Baclofen 5,174,424

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
  • Ambien
  • Ambien CR
  • Edluar
  • Intermezzo
  • Tovalt Odt
  • Zolpimist
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Zolpidem Tartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): gamma-Aminobutyric Acid-ergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/16/1992
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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