Loperamide Hydrochloride

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
2007 479  3
2008 487  8
2009 429  58
2010 502  73
2011 429  73
2012 451  22
Year Rank Change
2013 405  46
2014 355  50
2015 336  19
2016 256  80
2017 351  95

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)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 40,123,144
Tramadol Hydrochloride 21,096,313
Oxycodone 15,111,150
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 6,283,981
Morphine 4,090,362
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,530,241
Fentanyl 1,776,409
Loperamide Hydrochloride (this drug) 731,613
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 577,813
Codeine Sulfate 430,772

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) 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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