Zolpidem Tartrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Zolpidem Tartrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 12,877,940
Top drug rank #60 ( 10)
Average total drug cost $32.59 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $5.72 (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 35  1
2009 41  6
2010 32  9
2011 25  7
2012 25 0
2013 28  3
Year Rank Change
2014 39  11
2015 46  7
2016 40  6
2017 50  10
2018 60  10

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)
Zolpidem Tartrate (this drug) 12,877,941
Baclofen 5,642,530

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
  • Ambien
  • Ambien CR
  • Edluar
  • Intermezzo
  • Tovalt Odt
  • Zolpimist
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Zolpidem Tartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): gamma-Aminobutyric Acid-ergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/16/1992
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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