Colestipol 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 387 -
2005 518  131
2006 401  117
2007 373  28
2008 373 0
2009 433  60
Year Rank Change
2010 319  114
2011 304  15
2012 447  143
2014 307 -
2015 272  35

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 (this drug) 1,724,628
Colesevelam Hydrochloride 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
  • Colestid
  • Flavored Colestid
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Colestipol Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Bile Acid Sequestrant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Granule (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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