Brimonidine Tartrate

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 174 -
2005 207  33
2006 165  42
2007 152  13
2008 199  47
2009 221  22
Year Rank Change
2010 224  3
2011 243  19
2012 232  11
2013 206  26
2014 162  44

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)
Brimonidine Tartrate (this drug) 4,112,850
Epinephrine 1,453,543
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 523,955
Desloratadine; Pseudoephedrine Sulfate 57,683

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
  • Alphagan
  • Alphagan P
  • Mirvaso
  • Qoliana
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Brimonidine Tartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 9/6/1996
First FDA applicant: Allergan Inc
First dosage form: Solution/Drops (ophthalmic)

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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