Benztropine Mesylate

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 236 -
2005 319  83
2006 283  36
2007 227  56
2008 232  5
2009 250  18
Year Rank Change
2010 265  15
2011 288  23
2012 244  44
2013 237  7
2014 166  71

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)
Tiotropium 11,046,497
Hydroxyzine 7,812,729
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,445,835
Benztropine Mesylate (this drug) 4,023,387
Ipratropium 3,256,722
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 2,962,065
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
  • Cogentin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Benztropine Mesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anticholinergic, Antihistamine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Oak Pharmaceuticals Inc Sub Akorn Inc
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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