Benztropine Mesylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Benztropine Mesylate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,717,959
Top drug rank #266 ( 40)
Average total drug cost $14.31 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $0.9 (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 231  4
2009 249  18
2010 266  17
2011 288  22
2012 245  43
2013 237  8
Year Rank Change
2014 166  71
2015 213  47
2016 211  2
2017 226  15
2018 266  40

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)
Hydroxyzine 10,431,207
Tiotropium 6,762,986
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,789,979
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,076,089
Ipratropium 2,023,254
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,821,792
Umeclidinium Bromide 1,814,590
Benztropine Mesylate (this drug) 1,717,960
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 765,429

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
  • Cogentin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Benztropine Mesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Anticholinergic, Antihistamine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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