Benztropine Mesylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 227  56
2008 231  4
2009 249  18
2010 266  17
2011 288  22
2012 245  43
Year Rank Change
2013 237  8
2014 166  71
2015 213  47
2016 211  2
2017 226  15

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"Out-of-pocket" cost refers to the payment made by the patient (either cash price or the copay amount). This value does not include reimbursement from a third party payer (eg, Medicare or private insurance) and does not represent the total drug cost.

Usage Statistics of Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2017)
Tiotropium 9,507,922
Hydroxyzine 7,944,928
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 3,622,793
Dicyclomine Hydrochloride 3,290,774
Ipratropium 2,397,886
Benztropine Mesylate (this drug) 2,253,908
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,086,904
Umeclidinium Bromide 995,080
Aclidinium Bromide 917,498
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 722,058
Scopolamine 525,018
Doxylamine Succinate; Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 418,030

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) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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