Insulin Detemir

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
2007 463  220
2008 254  209
2009 228  26
2010 225  3
2011 192  33
2012 168  24
Year Rank Change
2013 162  6
2014 145  17
2015 107  38
2016 121  14
2017 114  7

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)
Insulin Glargine 20,715,012
Insulin Aspart 14,259,046
Insulin Detemir (this drug) 6,620,839
Insulin Lispro 6,080,311
Insulin Degludec 1,608,451

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
  • Levemir
  • Levemir Flexpen
  • Levemir Flextouch
  • Levemir Innolet
  • Levemir Penfill
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Insulin Detemir Recombinant
  • Insulin Detemir

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Insulin Analog
Initial FDA approval date: 6/16/2005
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (subcutaneous)

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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