Brimonidine Tartrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Brimonidine Tartrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,929,927
Top drug rank #157 ( 10)
Average total drug cost $150.24 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $33.73 (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 198  46
2009 221  23
2010 224  3
2011 244  20
2012 233  11
2013 206  27
Year Rank Change
2014 162  44
2015 155  7
2016 167  12
2017 167 0
2018 157  10

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)
Brimonidine Tartrate (this drug) 3,929,927
Epinephrine 2,036,712
Brompheniramine Maleate; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 1,228,853
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 650,094

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
  • Alphagan
  • Alphagan P
  • Lumify
  • Mirvaso
  • Qoliana
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Brimonidine Tartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 9/6/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Solution/Drops (ophthalmic)

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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