Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Ramipril Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,989,667
Top drug rank #155 ( 21)
Average total drug cost $28.1 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $10.19 (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 90  17
2009 101  11
2010 104  3
2011 130  26
2012 126  4
2013 115  11
Year Rank Change
2014 98  17
2015 122  24
2016 153  31
2017 134  19
2018 155  21

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)
Lisinopril 97,608,879
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 15,932,877
Benazepril Hydrochloride 5,920,053
Enalapril Maleate 5,182,854
Ramipril (this drug) 3,989,667
Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride 3,284,178
Quinapril 1,012,588
Benazepril Hydrochloride; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,001,353

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
  • Altace
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ramipril

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 1/28/1991
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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