Hydrocortisone

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 182 -
2005 172  10
2006 157  15
2007 166  9
2008 167  1
2009 194  27
Year Rank Change
2010 146  48
2011 154  8
2012 158  4
2013 152  6
2014 137  15

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)
Fluticasone 30,573,156
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 16,419,775
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,150,635
Mometasone 6,652,179
Hydrocortisone (this drug) 5,157,370
Prednisolone 5,012,934
Methylprednisolone 4,109,314
Budesonide 3,808,496
Clobetasol Propionate 3,749,795
Beclomethasone 3,283,292
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 2,625,283
Fluocinonide 1,776,777
Desonide 1,458,582
Dexamethasone 1,278,183
Betamethasone 1,212,593
Loteprednol Etabonate 999,268
Flunisolide 827,233
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 770,802
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 687,024
Fluocinolone Acetonide 621,121
Desoximetasone 543,622

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
  • Acticort
  • Aeroseb-HC
  • Ala-cort
  • Ala-scalp
  • Anusol HC
  • Balneol-HC
  • Beta-HC
  • Cetacort
  • Colocort
  • Cort-dome
  • Cortef
  • Cortenema
  • Cortril
  • Dermacort
  • Eldecort
  • Epicort
  • Flexicort
  • Glycort
  • H-cort
  • HC #1
  • HC #4
  • HC (Hydrocortisone)
  • HI-cor
  • Hydro-RX
  • Hydrocortisone IN Absorbase
  • Hydrocortone
  • Hytone
  • Nogenic HC
  • Nutracort
  • Penecort
  • Proctocort
  • Stie-cort
  • Synacort
  • Texacort
  • Cortef Acetate
  • Cortifoam
  • Dricort
  • Hemsol-HC
  • Micort-HC
  • Orabase Hca
  • A-hydrocort
  • Solu-cortef
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate
  • Hydrocortisone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Akorn Inc
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

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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