Insulin Glargine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 79  6
2007 71  8
2008 49  22
2009 66  17
2010 54  12
2011 37  17
Year Rank Change
2012 41  4
2013 40  1
2014 44  4
2015 36  8
2016 22  14

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Insulin Glargine (this drug) 26,201,314
Insulin Aspart 8,662,906
Insulin Lispro 7,544,686
Insulin Detemir 6,227,661

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) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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