Amlodipine Besylate

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 11 -
2005 10  1
2006 12  2
2007 12 0
2008 9  3
2009 9 0
Year Rank Change
2010 6  3
2011 8  2
2012 7  1
2013 8  1
2014 9  1

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)
Amlodipine Besylate (this drug) 63,722,510
Nifedipine 6,887,748
Amlodipine Besylate; Benazepril Hydrochloride 5,450,572
Amlodipine; Valsartan 2,473,021
Felodipine 1,387,678
Amlodipine Besylate; Olmesartan Medoxomil 1,016,996

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
  • Norvasc
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Amlodipine Besylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Dihydropyridine Calcium Channel Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 7/31/1992
First FDA applicant: Pfizer Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

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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