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
2009 373 -
2010 267  106
2011 188  79
2012 141  47
Year Rank Change
2013 171  30
2014 241  70
2015 212  29
2016 190  22
2017 202  12

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)
Omeprazole 58,837,875
Pantoprazole Sodium 27,081,978
Esomeprazole 9,036,551
Lansoprazole 3,109,063
Dexlansoprazole (this drug) 2,696,881
Rabeprazole Sodium 1,445,283

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
  • Dexilant
  • Dexilant Solutab
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dexlansoprazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Proton Pump Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 1/30/2009
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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