Olmesartan Medoxomil

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Olmesartan Medoxomil Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,068,391
Top drug rank #232 ( 9)
Average total drug cost $54.04 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $17.67 (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 106  10
2009 110  4
2010 110 0
2011 127  17
2012 130  3
2013 140  10
Year Rank Change
2014 167  27
2015 186  19
2016 164  22
2017 223  59
2018 232  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)
Losartan Potassium 50,479,750
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 13,880,262
Valsartan 7,694,037
Irbesartan 3,490,431
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 3,261,560
Olmesartan Medoxomil (this drug) 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
  • Benicar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Olmesartan Medoxomil

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/25/2002
First FDA applicant: Rx
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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