Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 121  47
2007 171  50
2008 147  24
2009 95  52
2010 160  65
2011 166  6
Year Rank Change
2012 187  21
2013 154  33
2014 152  2
2015 143  9
2016 166  23

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Albuterol 47,109,712
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,314,689
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,195,375
Tiotropium 8,306,843
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide (this drug) 3,774,881
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,502,152
Ipratropium 3,400,104
Benztropine Mesylate 2,568,272
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 1,247,814
Levalbuterol 1,139,761

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
  • Albuterol Sulfate And Ipratropium Bromide
  • Combivent
  • Combivent Respimat
  • Duoneb
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Ipratropium Bromide; Albuterol Sulfate
  • Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): beta2-Adrenergic Agonist, Anticholinergic
Initial FDA approval date: 10/24/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Aerosol, Metered (inhalation)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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