Loperamide Hydrochloride

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
2006 482  165
2007 479  3
2008 489  10
2009 430  59
2010 503  73
2011 430  73
Year Rank Change
2012 452  22
2013 405  47
2014 355  50
2015 336  19
2016 256  80

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)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 43,109,574
Tramadol Hydrochloride 19,479,378
Oxycodone 14,693,850
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 6,591,400
Morphine 3,989,646
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,544,721
Fentanyl 2,450,839
Loperamide Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,796,511
Acetaminophen; Tramadol Hydrochloride 1,106,365
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 354,229

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
  • Imodium
  • Imodium A-d
  • Imodium A-d EZ Chews
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Loperamide Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Opioid Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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