Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate

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
2007 562 -
2008 183  379
2009 145  38
2010 147  2
2011 94  53
Year Rank Change
2012 87  7
2013 101  14
2014 91  10
2015 106  15
2016 99  7

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)
Dextroamphetamine; Dextroamphetamine Saccharate; Amphetamine; Amphetamine Aspartate 17,363,796
Methylphenidate 15,599,245
Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate (this drug) 7,570,687
Dexmethylphenidate Hydrochloride 2,575,620
Amphetamine 1,323,763

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) 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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