Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2019

Benzethonium Summary for 2019

Top drug rank #463 (no previous rank)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2019) 41,256
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2019) 33,165
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $7.43
Per day of therapy $0.25/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $7.43
Per day of therapy $0.25/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2019)

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
2019 463 -

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2019)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2019)

No data available

Distribution of Days Supplied (2019)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

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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
  • (Qiqing) Skin Disinfectant
  • 99 Plus Hand Sanitizer
  • Amerfresh Antibacterial Unwrapped
  • Antibacterial
  • Antibacterial Wet Wipes
  • Antimicrobial Cleansing Gel
  • Antimicrobial Face Body Wash
  • Antisepation
  • Assure
  • Avance Cure Antibacterial Perineal Wash
  • Avance Cure Foaming Body Cleanser
  • Berberex Wound Cleanser
  • Bob Barker Antibacterial UN-wrapped Body
  • Bob Barker Antibacterial Unwrapped Body
  • Bob Barker Antibacterial Wrapped Body
  • Bobbarker Antibacterial Wrapped Body
  • CA-rezz - Long Term Care - Incontinent Cleanser
  • CA-rezz - Norisc - Incontinent Wash
  • CA-rezz Norisc
  • Charm Tex 3 IN 1 Antibacterial Shave Gel Body Wash
  • Charm Tex Lightly Scented Antibacterial
  • Clean Hands Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Clear S Suds
  • Curad Germ Shield
  • Cvs Antiseptic Wound Wash
  • Deodorant
  • Dermacen Antimicrobial-b Hand
  • Dermal Wound Cleanser
  • Dermatize
  • Family Dollar Antibacterial Hand
  • Finipil Lait 50
  • Finipil Pro/Elec
  • Foaming Hand Sanitizer
  • Foaming Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Hand Therape Sanitizer
  • Hand-e-foam
  • Insti-foam Sanitizer
  • Kontakt Hand Sanitizer
  • Lynx Lx0869 Alcohol Free Hand Sanitizer
  • Microklenz Antimicrobial
  • Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
  • Neutrogel
  • New Skin Bandage
  • Puri-san Plus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • QS Plus Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Quickmend
  • Sani Select Foaming Instant Hand Sanitizer
  • Sanitizing Hand
  • Secura Moisturizing Cleanser
  • Secura Personal Cleanser
  • Secura Total Body Foam Cleanser
  • Sierra Soft Non-alcohol Hand Sanitizer Foam
  • Simply Saline
  • Sterile Antibacterial Wound Wash
  • Totaldry Medicated Soothing
  • Totaldry Sensitive Wash
  • Walgreens Antiseptic Wound Wash
  • Wet Ones
  • Wet Wipes
  • Xtracare Wet Wipes
  • Zylastxp Antiseptic
  • Zylastxp Antiseptic Foaming
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Benzethonium Chloride
  • Benzethonium

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 4/1/1991
First FDA applicant: Smith & Nephew Medical Ltd.
First dosage form: Spray (topical)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2019. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2021.10. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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