Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

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 188 -
2005 188 0
2006 199  11
2007 188  11
2008 144  44
2009 188  44
Year Rank Change
2010 150  38
2011 141  9
2012 142  1
2013 153  11
2014 131  22

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)
Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate (this drug) 5,473,858

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
  • Plaquenil
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydroxychloroquine Sulfate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antirheumatic Agent
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Concordia Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Tablet (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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