Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Linagliptin Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,390,520
Top drug rank #177 ( 23)
Average total drug cost $653.39 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $44.74 (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
2011 775 -
2012 665  110
2013 294  371
2014 299  5
Year Rank Change
2015 219  80
2016 196  23
2017 200  4
2018 177  23

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)
Sitagliptin Phosphate 9,813,528
Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate 3,991,205
Linagliptin (this drug) 3,390,521
Saxagliptin Hydrochloride 1,056,369

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) 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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