Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,789,978
Top drug rank #141 ( 31)
Average total drug cost $243.77 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $39.2 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 147  24
2009 95  52
2010 160  65
2011 166  6
2012 187  21
2013 154  33
Year Rank Change
2014 152  2
2015 143  9
2016 166  23
2017 172  6
2018 141  31

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • Total cost: The average total cost of the medication including the out-of-pocket cost (see below) plus the amount paid by other parties (Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, Veterans Administration, TRICARE, other state/federal sources, Worker's compensation, and other miscellaneous sources)
  • Out-of-pocket cost: The average payment made by the patient which may include deductibles, coinsurance, copayments, or the cash price paid without insurance coverage.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Albuterol 60,526,457
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,339,320
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 11,512,538
Tiotropium 6,762,986
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide (this drug) 4,789,979
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,076,089
Ipratropium 2,023,254
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,821,792
Umeclidinium Bromide 1,814,590
Benztropine Mesylate 1,717,960
Levalbuterol 1,155,526
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 765,429

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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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