Carvedilol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 74  11
2007 55  19
2008 45  10
2009 42  3
2010 35  7
2011 31  4
Year Rank Change
2012 32  1
2013 38  6
2014 31  7
2015 26  5
2016 30  4

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Metoprolol 74,019,646
Atenolol 26,739,323
Carvedilol (this drug) 23,338,867
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 22,533,462
Propranolol Hydrochloride 18,416,025
Nebivolol Hydrochloride 5,686,450
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,010,325
Terazosin 3,728,582
Dorzolamide Hydrochloride; Timolol Maleate 2,794,086
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,432,202
Labetalol 2,147,725
Atenolol; Chlorthalidone 1,690,331
Bisoprolol Fumarate 1,473,455
Nadolol 1,453,528
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 1,203,828
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,114,559

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) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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