Isosorbide Mononitrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Isosorbide Mononitrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 6,698,824
Top drug rank #110 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $22.21 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.75 (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 102  8
2009 107  5
2010 91  16
2011 96  5
2012 112  16
2013 95  17
Year Rank Change
2014 97  2
2015 114  17
2016 101  13
2017 111  10
2018 110  1

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)
Isosorbide Mononitrate (this drug) 6,698,825
Nitroglycerin 3,182,972
Isosorbide Dinitrate 846,548

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
  • Imdur
  • Ismo
  • Monoket
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nitrate Vasodilator
Initial FDA approval date: 12/30/1991
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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