Cholestyramine

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 480  28
2007 296  184
2008 330  34
2009 345  15
2010 383  38
Year Rank Change
2011 505  122
2012 478  27
2013 298  180
2014 322  24
2016 351 -

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)
Cholestyramine (this drug) 801,498

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
  • Cholestyramine Light
  • Cholybar
  • Locholest
  • Locholest Light
  • Prevalite
  • Questran
  • Questran Light
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Cholestyramine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Bile Acid Sequestrant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Powder (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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