Colesevelam Hydrochloride

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 331 -
2005 348  17
2006 340  8
2007 349  9
2008 325  24
2009 282  43
Year Rank Change
2010 296  14
2011 349  53
2012 355  6
2013 266  89
2014 264  2
2015 326  62

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)
Colestipol Hydrochloride 1,724,628
Colesevelam Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,111,992

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
  • Welchol
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Colesevelam Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Bile Acid Sequestrant
Initial FDA approval date: 5/26/2000
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (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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