Lidocaine

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 241 -
2005 235  6
2006 240  5
2007 230  10
2008 202  28
2009 208  6
Year Rank Change
2010 198  10
2011 237  39
2012 215  22
2013 235  20
2014 213  22
2015 194  19

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)
Lidocaine (this drug) 3,203,739
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 3,132,328
Sotalol Hydrochloride 2,068,570
Flecainide Acetate 1,405,420
Dronedarone 545,222
Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium (Bovine); Capsaicin; Lidocaine; Glucosamine 263,451

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: Discn
First dosage form: Solution (topical)

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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