Latanoprost

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 112  5
2007 111  1
2008 113  2
2009 89  24
2010 115  26
2011 138  23
Year Rank Change
2012 116  22
2013 105  11
2014 94  11
2015 92  2
2016 79  13

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)
Latanoprost (this drug) 9,879,869
Travoprost 1,891,622
Bimatoprost 1,818,954

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
  • Xalatan
  • Xelpros
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Latanoprost

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Prostaglandin Analog
Initial FDA approval date: 6/5/1996
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Solution/Drops (ophthalmic)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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