Hydrocodone Bitartrate

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 332 -
2005 309  23
2006 226  83
2007 186  40
2008 344  158
2009 757  413
Year Rank Change
2010 80  677
2011 268  188
2012 651  383
2014 432 -
2015 82  350

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)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 51,279,738
Tramadol Hydrochloride 24,904,460
Oxycodone 16,887,857
Hydrocodone Bitartrate (this drug) 9,719,421
Morphine 6,345,800
Fentanyl 2,700,332
Acetaminophen; Tramadol Hydrochloride 1,683,637
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 1,513,925
Loperamide Hydrochloride 1,034,943
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 319,193

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
  • Hysingla
  • Vantrela ER
  • Zohydro ER
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrocodone Bitartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Opioid Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 10/25/2013
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule, Extended Release (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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