Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Dexlansoprazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,464,913
Top drug rank #219 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $558.23 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $34.48 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2013 171  30
Year Rank Change
2014 241  70
2015 212  29
2016 190  22
2017 202  12
2018 219  17

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Omeprazole 58,364,557
Pantoprazole Sodium 28,958,135
Esomeprazole 7,227,319
Lansoprazole 2,618,598
Dexlansoprazole (this drug) 2,464,913

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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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