Nitroglycerin

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 111  8
2007 116  5
2008 140  24
2009 132  8
2010 109  23
2011 142  33
Year Rank Change
2012 137  5
2013 144  7
2014 143  1
2015 141  2
2016 180  39

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Nitroglycerin (this drug) 3,472,540

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
  • Gonitro
  • Minitran
  • Nitro IV
  • Nitro-bid
  • Nitro-dur
  • Nitroglycerin IN Dextrose 5%
  • Nitrol
  • Nitrolingual
  • Nitrolingual Pumpspray
  • Nitromist
  • Nitronal
  • Nitrostat
  • Rectiv
  • Transderm-nitro
  • Tridil
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Nitroglycerin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Nitrate Vasodilator
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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