Tamsulosin 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 96 -
2005 97  1
2006 72  25
2007 64  8
2008 66  2
2009 75  9
Year Rank Change
2010 67  8
2011 57  10
2012 60  3
2013 51  9
2014 52  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)
Carvedilol 24,317,623
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride (this drug) 16,068,806
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,676,441
Terazosin 4,505,687
Prazosin Hydrochloride 1,009,450
Silodosin 518,042

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
  • Flomax
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/15/1997
First FDA applicant: Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

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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