Alfuzosin Hydrochloride

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 374  41
2007 299  75
2008 285  14
2009 312  27
2010 272  40
Year Rank Change
2011 321  49
2012 327  6
2013 371  44
2015 342 -
2016 302  40

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)
Carvedilol 23,338,867
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 22,533,462
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,010,325
Terazosin 3,728,582
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,432,202
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,203,828

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) 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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