Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2010 443 -
2011 286  157
2012 266  20
2013 220  46
Year Rank Change
2014 195  25
2015 182  13
2016 188  6
2017 163  25

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Liraglutide (this drug) 3,802,464
Dulaglutide 2,169,781
Exenatide 1,635,146

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
  • Saxenda
  • Victoza
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Liraglutide Recombinant
  • Liraglutide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): GLP-1 Receptor Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 1/25/2010
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Solution (subcutaneous)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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