Linagliptin

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
2011 781 -
2012 667  114
2013 294  373
Year Rank Change
2014 299  5
2015 219  80
2016 196  23

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)
Sitagliptin Phosphate 9,164,964
Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate 3,150,401
Linagliptin (this drug) 3,058,867
Saxagliptin Hydrochloride 971,799

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
  • Tradjenta
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Linagliptin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 5/2/2011
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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