Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Olopatadine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,311,453
Top drug rank #290 ( 20)
Average total drug cost $159.7 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $14.1 (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 269  14
2009 231  38
2010 191  40
2011 227  36
2012 293  66
2013 242  51
Year Rank Change
2014 274  32
2015 228  46
2016 269  41
2017 270  1
2018 290  20

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)
Olopatadine (this drug) 1,311,453

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
  • Pataday
  • Patanase
  • Patanol
  • Pazeo
  • Pataday Once Daily Relief
  • Pataday Twice Daily Relief
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Olopatadine Hydrochloride
  • Olopatadine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 12/18/1996
First FDA applicant: Otc
First dosage form: Solution/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.

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