Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Lansoprazole Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,618,597
Top drug rank #215 ( 27)
Average total drug cost $222.94 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $21.17 (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 47  20
2009 55  8
2010 75  20
2011 103  28
2012 103 0
2013 117  14
Year Rank Change
2014 142  25
2015 137  5
2016 141  4
2017 188  47
2018 215  27

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)
Omeprazole 58,364,557
Pantoprazole Sodium 28,958,135
Esomeprazole 7,227,319
Lansoprazole (this drug) 2,618,598
Dexlansoprazole 2,464,913

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
  • Prevacid
  • Prevacid 24 HR
  • Prevacid IV
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Lansoprazole

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Proton Pump Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 5/10/1995
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Delayed Rel Pellets (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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