Doxazosin Mesylate

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 122 -
2005 111  11
2006 116  5
2007 112  4
2008 117  5
2009 129  12
Year Rank Change
2010 182  53
2011 119  63
2012 131  12
2013 148  17
2014 147  1
2015 156  9

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)
Carvedilol 25,388,562
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 19,713,738
Doxazosin Mesylate (this drug) 4,200,095
Terazosin 3,996,782
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,126,266
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 978,658

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: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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