Lidocaine

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 241 -
2005 235  6
2006 240  5
2007 230  10
2008 203  27
2009 209  6
Year Rank Change
2010 198  11
2011 237  39
2012 215  22
2013 235  20
2014 213  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)
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 3,641,444
Lidocaine (this drug) 2,881,138
Propafenone 2,076,095
Sotalol Hydrochloride 974,953

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
  • Alphacaine
  • Dentipatch
  • Lidoderm
  • Xylocaine
  • Akten
  • Alphacaine Hydrochloride
  • Anestacon
  • Glydo
  • Laryng-o-jet Kit
  • Laryngotracheal Anesthesia Kit
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.1% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% IN Dextrose 5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% IN Dextrose 5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.8% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.8% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 5% And Dextrose 7.5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Preservative Free
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Preservative Free IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Viscous
  • Lidocaine Viscous
  • Lidocaton
  • Lidopen
  • Lta II Kit
  • Pediatric Lta Kit
  • Xylocaine 1.5% W/ Dextrose 7.5%
  • Xylocaine 4% Preservative Free
  • Xylocaine 5% W/ Glucose 7.5%
  • Xylocaine Dental
  • Xylocaine Preservative Free
  • Xylocaine Viscous
  • Zingo
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Anhydrous
  • Lidocaine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Amide Local Anesthetic, Antiarrhythmic
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Abraxis Pharmaceutical Products
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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