Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 13,880,262
Top drug rank #52 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $60.03 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $8.08 (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 100  10
2009 121  21
2010 138  17
2011 112  26
2012 76  36
2013 62  14
Year Rank Change
2014 61  1
2015 60  1
2016 80  20
2017 67  13
2018 52  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)
Losartan Potassium 50,479,750
Hydrochlorothiazide 40,575,076
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 15,932,877
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium (this drug) 13,880,262
Valsartan 7,694,037
Hydrochlorothiazide; Triamterene 6,007,405
Irbesartan 3,490,431
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 3,261,560
Olmesartan Medoxomil 2,068,392
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,556,623
Telmisartan 1,295,783
Sacubitril; Valsartan 1,249,669
Benazepril Hydrochloride; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,001,353

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
  • Hyzaar
  • Losartan Potassium And Hydrochlorothiazide
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Losartan Potassium; Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker, Thiazide Diuretic
Initial FDA approval date: 4/28/1995
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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