Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2004 - 2014

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2004 - 2014)

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 149 -
2005 168  19
2006 121  47
2007 171  50
2008 147  24
2009 94  53
Year Rank Change
2010 160  66
2011 166  6
2012 187  21
2013 154  33
2014 152  2

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2004 - 2014)

"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 (2014)
Albuterol 48,189,600
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 16,419,775
Tiotropium 11,046,497
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,150,635
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide (this drug) 4,445,835
Benztropine Mesylate 4,023,387
Ipratropium 3,256,722
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 2,962,065
Levalbuterol 2,186,010
Scopolamine 322,195

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
  • Albuterol Sulfate And Ipratropium Bromide
  • Combivent
  • Combivent Respimat
  • Duoneb
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ipratropium Bromide; Albuterol Sulfate
  • Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): beta2-Adrenergic Agonist, Anticholinergic
Initial FDA approval date: 10/24/1996
First FDA applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2004-2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 17.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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