Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide Summary for 2018

Top drug rank #141 ( 31)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2018) 4,789,978
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2018) 1,131,554
 
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $243.77
Per day of therapy $7.59/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $39.20
Per day of therapy $1.03/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (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)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

NADAC (National Average Drug Acquisition Cost)

NADAC is the approximate cost of a medication that pharmacies (not patients) pay for a medication in the United States. Cost data is obtained via monthly surveys of community pharmacies. NADAC pricing is considered a more accurate alternative than average wholesale price (AWP). For more information, see NADAC (from Data.Medicaid.gov) or the NADAC data explorer.

NADAC prices vary by NDC (national drug code number), manufacturer, quanity of medication per bottle, and many other factors. The cost data displayed below represents the average pharmacy acquisition cost over the past 90 days.

Description Avg NADAC Price Pricing Unit

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2018)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Inhalation 100/20 mcg 100.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2018)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

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 21.2. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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