Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2005 - 2015

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2005 - 2015)

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
2004 10 -
2005 11  1
2006 8  3
2007 9  1
2008 7  2
2009 6  1
Year Rank Change
2010 7  1
2011 7 0
2012 8  1
2013 9  1
2014 8  1
2015 9  1

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2005 - 2015)

"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 (2015)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate (this drug) 51,279,738
Tramadol Hydrochloride 24,904,460
Oxycodone 16,887,857
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 9,719,421
Morphine 6,345,800
Fentanyl 2,700,332
Acetaminophen; Tramadol Hydrochloride 1,683,637
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1,513,925
Loperamide Hydrochloride 1,034,943
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 319,193

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
  • Acetaminophen And Hydrocodone Bitartrate
  • Allay
  • Anexsia
  • Anexsia 5/325
  • Anexsia 7.5/325
  • Anexsia 7.5/650
  • Bancap HC
  • CO-gesic
  • Duradyne Dhc
  • HY-phen
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate And Acetaminophen
  • Lorcet-HD
  • Lortab
  • Norcet
  • Norco
  • Tycolet
  • Vicodin
  • Vicodin ES
  • Vicodin HP
  • Zydone
  • Zyfrel
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate; Acetaminophen
  • Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Opioid Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2005-2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 18.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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