Azelastine Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Azelastine Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,047,699
Top drug rank #240 ( 57)
Average total drug cost $72.08 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $11 (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 237  22
2009 235  2
2010 219  16
2011 267  48
2012 237  30
2013 218  19
Year Rank Change
2014 209  9
2015 273  64
2016 267  6
2017 297  30
2018 240  57

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)
Cetirizine 13,799,352
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride 2,348,312
Azelastine Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,047,699
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 1,805,035
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 1,787,629
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 650,094
Desloratadine 514,462
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 84,068
Carbinoxamine Maleate 5,454

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
  • Astelin
  • Astepro
  • Optivar
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Azelastine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 11/1/1996
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Spray, Metered (nasal)

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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