Insulin Lispro

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Insulin Lispro Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 8,512,587
Top drug rank #90 ( 34)
Average total drug cost $835.43 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $35.62 (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 184  1
2009 163  21
2010 140  23
2011 100  40
2012 104  4
2013 158  54
Year Rank Change
2014 138  20
2015 116  22
2016 100  16
2017 124  24
2018 90  34

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 Glargine 24,911,721
Insulin Aspart 12,146,569
Insulin Lispro (this drug) 8,512,588
Insulin Detemir 6,593,849
Insulin Degludec 3,226,388

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
  • Admelog
  • Admelog Solostar
  • Humalog
  • Humalog Kwikpen
  • Humalog Pen
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Insulin Lispro Recombinant
  • Insulin Lispro

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Insulin Analog
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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