Loperamide Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Loperamide Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 582,891
Top drug rank #371 ( 21)
Average total drug cost $21.17 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $10.12 (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 487  8
2009 429  58
2010 502  73
2011 429  73
2012 451  22
2013 405  46
Year Rank Change
2014 355  50
2015 336  19
2016 256  80
2017 350  94
2018 371  21

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)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 42,073,176
Tramadol Hydrochloride 24,952,328
Oxycodone 16,967,480
Morphine 5,225,089
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,378,610
Fentanyl 1,296,491
Codeine Sulfate 1,043,643
Loperamide Hydrochloride (this drug) 582,891
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 404,996
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 84,068

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
  • 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) 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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