Alfuzosin Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Alfuzosin Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,159,368
Top drug rank #297 ( 31)
Average total drug cost $29.93 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $11.33 (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 286  13
2009 313  27
2010 273  40
2011 320  47
2012 327  7
Year Rank Change
2013 371  44
2015 342 -
2016 302  40
2017 266  36
2018 297  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)
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 23,254,005
Carvedilol 22,737,639
Doxazosin Mesylate 3,417,128
Terazosin 2,954,414
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,729,532
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,159,368

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
  • Uroxatral
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Alfuzosin Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 6/12/2003
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet, Extended Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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