Doxazosin Mesylate

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 122 -
2005 111  11
2006 116  5
2007 112  4
2008 117  5
2009 128  11
Year Rank Change
2010 182  54
2011 119  63
2012 131  12
2013 148  17
2014 147  1

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 Name Total Prescriptions (2014)
Carvedilol 24,317,623
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 16,068,806
Doxazosin Mesylate (this drug) 4,676,441
Terazosin 4,505,687
Prazosin Hydrochloride 1,009,450
Silodosin 518,042

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
  • Cardura
  • Cardura XL
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Doxazosin Mesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 11/2/1990
First FDA applicant: Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (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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