Losartan Potassium

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Losartan Potassium Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 50,479,750
Top drug rank #8 ( 1)
Average total drug cost $29.61 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.06 (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 78  2
2009 79  1
2010 71  8
2011 43  28
2012 23  20
2013 20  3
Year Rank Change
2014 14  6
2015 12  2
2016 9  3
2017 9 0
2018 8  1

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)
Losartan Potassium (this drug) 50,479,750
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 13,880,262
Valsartan 7,694,037
Irbesartan 3,490,431
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 3,261,560
Olmesartan Medoxomil 2,068,392
Telmisartan 1,295,783
Sacubitril; Valsartan 1,249,669

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
  • Cozaar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Losartan Potassium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/14/1995
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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