Nortriptyline Hydrochloride

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 197 -
2005 237  40
2006 247  10
2007 228  19
2008 162  66
2009 197  35
Year Rank Change
2010 274  77
2011 229  45
2012 214  15
2013 204  10
2014 179  25
2015 206  27

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)
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,780,780
Doxepin Hydrochloride 1,388,858

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
  • Aventyl
  • Aventyl Hydrochloride
  • Pamelor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Tricyclic Antidepressant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Solution (oral)

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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