Doxepin Hydrochloride

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 232 -
2005 239  7
2006 261  22
2007 236  25
2008 260  24
2009 280  20
Year Rank Change
2010 254  26
2011 284  30
2012 247  37
2013 276  29
2014 268  8

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)
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride 3,621,356
Doxepin Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,774,448
Imipramine 1,346,605

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
  • Silenor
  • Sinequan
  • Zonalon
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Doxepin Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Tricyclic Antidepressant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Pfizer Laboratories Div Pfizer Inc
First dosage form: Capsule (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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