Carvedilol

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 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
2015 26  5

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)
Metoprolol 70,473,625
Atenolol 30,034,520
Carvedilol (this drug) 25,388,562
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 19,713,738
Propranolol Hydrochloride 13,854,898
Nebivolol Hydrochloride 4,413,473
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,200,095
Terazosin 3,996,782
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 2,359,930
Labetalol 2,263,412
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 2,139,244
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,126,266
Atenolol; Chlorthalidone 1,638,392
Nadolol 1,580,003
Bisoprolol Fumarate 1,403,801
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 978,658

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: Rx
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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