Amlodipine; Valsartan

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 509 -
2008 267  242
2009 252  15
2010 227  25
2011 190  37
Year Rank Change
2012 214  24
2013 223  9
2014 239  16
2015 304  65
2016 306  2

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Amlodipine 72,508,879
Losartan Potassium 51,989,444
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 11,752,545
Valsartan 9,231,280
Nifedipine 6,213,121
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 5,341,254
Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride 3,896,258
Irbesartan 2,355,199
Olmesartan Medoxomil 2,309,370
Telmisartan 1,820,213

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
  • Amlodipine Besylate And Valsartan
  • Exforge
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amlodipine Besylate; Valsartan
  • Amlodipine; Valsartan

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker, Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 6/20/2007
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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