Carvedilol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Carvedilol Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 22,737,638
Top drug rank #32 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $33.16 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.03 (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 45  10
2009 42  3
2010 35  7
2011 31  4
2012 32  1
2013 38  6
Year Rank Change
2014 31  7
2015 26  5
2016 30  4
2017 29  1
2018 32  3

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)
Metoprolol 71,581,961
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 23,254,005
Carvedilol (this drug) 22,737,639
Atenolol 18,644,885
Propranolol Hydrochloride 14,571,768
Timolol 4,312,018
Doxazosin Mesylate 3,417,128
Nebivolol Hydrochloride 2,955,158
Terazosin 2,954,414
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,729,532
Labetalol 2,297,672
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 1,950,346
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,556,623
Bisoprolol Fumarate 1,396,798
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 1,159,368

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
  • Coreg
  • Coreg CR
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Carvedilol Phosphate
  • Carvedilol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker, beta-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 9/14/1995
First FDA applicant: Rx
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 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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