Sitagliptin Phosphate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Sitagliptin Phosphate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 9,813,527
Top drug rank #83 ( 12)
Average total drug cost $737.78 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $38.34 (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 130  69
2009 111  19
2010 122  11
2011 114  8
2012 101  13
2013 92  9
Year Rank Change
2014 106  14
2015 90  16
2016 82  8
2017 95  13
2018 83  12

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)
Sitagliptin Phosphate (this drug) 9,813,528
Metformin Hydrochloride; Sitagliptin Phosphate 3,991,205
Linagliptin 3,390,521
Saxagliptin Hydrochloride 1,056,369

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
  • Januvia
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sitagliptin Phosphate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 10/16/2006
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 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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