Propranolol Hydrochloride

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 92 -
2005 83  9
2006 88  5
2007 89  1
2008 94  5
2009 121  27
Year Rank Change
2010 88  33
2011 102  14
2012 119  17
2013 84  35
2014 83  1

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)
Metoprolol 72,320,918
Atenolol 30,837,680
Carvedilol 24,317,623
Propranolol Hydrochloride (this drug) 9,858,070
Nebivolol Hydrochloride 4,961,231
Atenolol; Chlorthalidone 4,181,880
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 2,885,296
Labetalol 2,774,301
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 1,600,800
Nadolol 1,494,872

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
  • Hemangeol
  • Inderal
  • Inderal LA
  • Innopran XL
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride Intensol
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Propranolol Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): beta-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Baxter Healthcare Corp Anesthesia Critical Care
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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