Empagliflozin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Empagliflozin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,649,791
Top drug rank #208 ( 20)
Average total drug cost $639.35 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $52.21 (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
2016 289 -
2017 228  61
Year Rank Change
2018 208  20

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)
Canagliflozin 3,108,373
Empagliflozin (this drug) 2,649,792
Dapagliflozin 2,304,573

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
  • Jardiance
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Empagliflozin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Sodium-Glucose Cotransporter 2 Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 8/1/2014
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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