Amiodarone Hydrochloride

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 143 -
2005 170  27
2006 222  52
2007 169  53
2008 154  15
2009 190  36
Year Rank Change
2010 208  18
2011 178  30
2012 170  8
2013 188  18
2014 178  10
2015 196  18

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)
Lidocaine 3,203,739
Amiodarone Hydrochloride (this drug) 3,132,328
Sotalol Hydrochloride 2,068,570
Flecainide Acetate 1,405,420
Dronedarone 545,222
Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium (Bovine); Capsaicin; Lidocaine; Glucosamine 263,451

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
  • Cordarone
  • Nexterone
  • Pacerone
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amiodarone Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antiarrhythmic
Initial FDA approval date: 12/24/1985
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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