Telmisartan

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Telmisartan Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,295,783
Top drug rank #292 ( 43)
Average total drug cost $168.72 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $19.68 (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 212  6
2009 238  26
2010 238 0
2011 223  15
2012 255  32
2013 280  25
Year Rank Change
2014 306  26
2015 307  1
2016 246  61
2017 249  3
2018 292  43

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 2,068,392
Telmisartan (this drug) 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
  • 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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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