Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan

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 113 -
2005 92  21
2006 88  4
2007 78  10
2008 69  9
2009 61  8
Year Rank Change
2010 79  18
2011 83  4
2012 90  7
2013 129  39
2014 122  7
2015 125  3

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)
Hydrochlorothiazide 47,917,544
Losartan Potassium 46,983,234
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 22,027,209
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 14,262,498
Hydrochlorothiazide; Triamterene 11,974,414
Valsartan 7,865,273
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan (this drug) 5,839,790
Irbesartan 4,104,291
Olmesartan Medoxomil 3,333,072
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 2,139,244
Amlodipine Besylate; Olmesartan Medoxomil 1,640,937
Amlodipine; Valsartan 1,372,336
Telmisartan 1,305,974
Benazepril Hydrochloride; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,030,026

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
  • Diovan Hct
  • Valsartan And Hydrochlorothiazide
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Valsartan; Hydrochlorothiazide
  • Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Thiazide Diuretic, Angiotensin 2 Receptor Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 3/6/1998
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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