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 151 -
2005 150  1
2006 192  42
2007 240  48
2008 235  5
2009 246  11
Year Rank Change
2010 232  14
2011 227  5
2012 226  1
2013 187  39
2014 193  6
2015 216  23

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)
Tiotropium 9,390,082
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,970,382
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,279,570
Benztropine Mesylate 2,703,403
Ipratropium (this drug) 2,672,593
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 1,147,541

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
  • Atrovent
  • Atrovent Hfa
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ipratropium Bromide
  • Ipratropium Bromide Anhydrous
  • Ipratropium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anticholinergic
Initial FDA approval date: 12/29/1986
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

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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