Loteprednol Etabonate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Loteprednol Etabonate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 824,255
Top drug rank #348 ( 9)
Average total drug cost $203.25 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $49.45 (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 348  77
2009 326  22
2010 406  80
2011 421  15
2012 324  97
2013 367  43
Year Rank Change
2014 336  31
2015 329  7
2016 345  16
2017 339  6
2018 348  9

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)
Fluticasone 34,253,764
Prednisone 27,057,495
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,339,320
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 11,512,538
Triamcinolone 6,848,479
Prednisolone 5,202,601
Hydrocortisone 4,530,985
Methylprednisolone 4,045,962
Budesonide 3,312,208
Beclomethasone 2,724,773
Clobetasol Propionate 2,652,283
Mometasone 2,464,821
Betamethasone 1,920,813
Bromfenac Sodium; Prednisolone Acetate; Gatifloxacin 1,638,403
Dexamethasone 1,417,571
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 1,261,713
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,197,968
Fluocinonide 1,093,906
Loteprednol Etabonate (this drug) 824,256
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 727,206
Desonide 430,524
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 10,381

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
  • Alrex
  • Inveltys
  • Lotemax
  • Lotemax SM
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Loteprednol Etabonate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: 3/9/1998
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Suspension/Drops (ophthalmic)

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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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