Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate

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 412 -
2008 276  136
2009 240  36
2010 235  5
2011 224  11
2012 207  17
Year Rank Change
2013 245  38
2014 189  56
2015 157  32
2016 191  34
2017 139  52

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)
Metformin Hydrochloride 78,602,870
Sitagliptin Phosphate 8,485,404
Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate (this drug) 4,735,730
Linagliptin 2,823,706
Saxagliptin Hydrochloride 1,054,309

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
  • Janumet
  • Janumet XR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sitagliptin Phosphate; Metformin Hydrochloride
  • Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Biguanide, Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 3/30/2007
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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