Insulin Glargine

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 71  8
2008 49  22
2009 66  17
2010 54  12
2011 37  17
2012 41  4
Year Rank Change
2013 40  1
2014 44  4
2015 36  8
2016 22  14
2017 33  11

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 (this drug) 20,715,012
Insulin Aspart 14,259,046
Insulin Detemir 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
  • Basaglar
  • Lantus
  • Lantus Solostar
  • Toujeo Max Solostar
  • Toujeo Solostar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Insulin Glargine Recombinant
  • Insulin Glargine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Insulin Analog
Initial FDA approval date: 4/20/2000
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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