Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Esomeprazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 7,227,318
Top drug rank #103 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $214.92 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $22.16 (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
2008 18  3
2009 22  4
2010 20  2
2011 27  7
2012 44  17
2013 47  3
Year Rank Change
2014 58  11
2015 66  8
2016 69  3
2017 88  19
2018 103  15

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 (this drug) 7,227,319
Lansoprazole 2,618,598
Dexlansoprazole 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
  • Nexium IV
  • Nexium
  • Nexium 24hr
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium
  • Esomeprazole Magnesium Dihydrate
  • Esomeprazole Sodium
  • Esomeprazole Strontium
  • Esomeprazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Proton Pump Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 2/20/2001
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (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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