Carvedilol

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 83 -
2005 63  20
2006 74  11
2007 55  19
2008 45  10
2009 42  3
Year Rank Change
2010 35  7
2011 31  4
2012 32  1
2013 38  6
2014 31  7

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)
Metoprolol 72,320,918
Atenolol 30,837,680
Carvedilol (this drug) 24,317,623
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 16,068,806
Propranolol Hydrochloride 9,858,070
Nebivolol Hydrochloride 4,961,231
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,676,441
Terazosin 4,505,687
Atenolol; Chlorthalidone 4,181,880
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 2,885,296
Labetalol 2,774,301
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 1,600,800
Nadolol 1,494,872
Prazosin Hydrochloride 1,009,450
Silodosin 518,042

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
  • Coreg
  • Coreg CR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Carvedilol Phosphate
  • Carvedilol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker, beta-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 9/14/1995
First FDA applicant: Smithkline Beecham (Cork) Ltd Ireland
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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