Cetirizine Hydrochloride

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 31 -
2005 26  5
2006 27  1
2007 26  1
2008 104  78
2009 130  26
Year Rank Change
2010 118  12
2011 124  6
2012 99  25
2013 87  12
2014 69  18

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 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
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride Allergy
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride Hives
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride Hives Relief
  • Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Allergy
  • Children's Cetirizine Hydrochloride Hives Relief
  • Children's Zyrtec Allergy
  • Children's Zyrtec Hives Relief
  • Zyrtec
  • Zyrtec Allergy
  • Zyrtec Hives Relief
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Cetirizine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 9/27/1996
First FDA applicant: Johnson And Johnson Consumer Inc Mcneil Consumer Healthcare Division
First dosage form: Syrup (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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