Telmisartan

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 218  14
2008 212  6
2009 238  26
2010 238 0
2011 223  15
2012 255  32
Year Rank Change
2013 280  25
2014 306  26
2015 307  1
2016 246  61
2017 249  3

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Losartan Potassium 51,989,444
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 11,752,545
Valsartan 9,231,280
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 5,341,254
Irbesartan 2,355,199
Olmesartan Medoxomil 2,309,370
Telmisartan (this drug) 1,820,213

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
  • Micardis
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Telmisartan

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 11/10/1998
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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