Dicyclomine 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 257 -
2005 243  14
2006 207  36
2007 209  2
2008 213  4
2009 175  38
Year Rank Change
2010 167  8
2011 194  27
2012 238  44
2013 215  23
2014 206  9
2015 190  16

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)
Tiotropium 9,390,082
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,970,382
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride (this drug) 3,279,570
Benztropine Mesylate 2,703,403
Ipratropium 2,672,593
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 1,147,541

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
  • Bentyl
  • Bentyl Preservative Free
  • Dicyclomine Hydrochloride (Preservative Free)
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Dicyclomine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anticholinergic
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Syrup (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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