Atomoxetine Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Atomoxetine Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,848,913
Top drug rank #162 ( 37)
Average total drug cost $168.27 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $25.19 (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 174  49
2009 188  14
2010 249  61
2011 226  23
2012 272  46
2013 210  62
Year Rank Change
2014 235  25
2015 198  37
2016 245  47
2017 199  46
2018 162  37

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)
Atomoxetine Hydrochloride (this drug) 3,848,913

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Strattera
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Atomoxetine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitor
Initial FDA approval date: 11/26/2002
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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