Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 10,011,145
Top drug rank #82 ( 9)
Average total drug cost $325.61 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $50.88 (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 183  378
2009 145  38
2010 147  2
2011 94  53
2012 87  7
2013 101  14
Year Rank Change
2014 91  10
2015 106  15
2016 99  7
2017 91  8
2018 82  9

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)
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 25,331,776
Methylphenidate 17,467,266
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate (this drug) 10,011,146
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 3,961,349
Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 1,888,102

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Vyvanse
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central Nervous System Stimulant
Initial FDA approval date: 2/23/2007
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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