Alprazolam

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Alprazolam Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 20,843,479
Top drug rank #36 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $14.87 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.57 (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 25 0
2009 21  4
2010 26  5
2011 26 0
2012 22  4
2013 23  1
Year Rank Change
2014 23 0
2015 23 0
2016 19  4
2017 21  2
2018 36  15

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)
Alprazolam (this drug) 20,843,480
Clonazepam 17,064,643
Lorazepam 13,222,989
Diazepam 6,448,085
Temazepam 3,173,562

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
  • Niravam
  • Xanax
  • Xanax XR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Alprazolam

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Benzodiazepine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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