Insulin Human

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Insulin Human Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,252,990
Top drug rank #297 ( 223)
Average total drug cost $1155.75 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $112.29 (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 52  34
2009 37  15
2010 33  4
2011 47  14
2012 39  8
2013 37  2
Year Rank Change
2014 19  18
2015 44  25
2016 84  40
2017 74  10
2018 297  223

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)
Insulin Human (this drug) 1,252,990

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Humulin R
  • Humulin R Kwikpen
  • Myxredlin
  • Novolin R
  • Velosulin BR Human
  • Iletin I
  • Insulin
  • Regular Insulin
  • Afrezza
  • Exubera
  • Humulin BR
  • Humulin R Pen
  • Velosulin BR
  • Humulin L
  • Novolin L
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Insulin Recombinant Human
  • Insulin Recombinant Purified Human
  • Insulin Zinc Susp Recombinant Human
  • Insulin Zinc Susp Semisynthetic Purified Human
  • Insulin Human

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Insulin
Initial FDA approval date:
First FDA applicant:
First dosage form:

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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