Hydroxyzine

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 120 -
2005 131  11
2006 131 0
2007 133  2
2008 146  13
2009 134  12
Year Rank Change
2010 149  15
2011 135  14
2012 109  26
2013 104  5
2014 93  11

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)
Hydroxyzine (this drug) 7,812,729
Benztropine Mesylate 4,023,387

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
  • "HY-pam ""25"""
  • Vistaril
  • Atarax
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Orgatrax
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride
  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate
  • Hydroxyzine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antihistamine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Sandoz 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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