Codeine Phosphate; Promethazine Hydrochloride

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 380  28
2008 406  26
2009 307  99
2010 345  38
2011 356  11
2012 374  18
Year Rank Change
2013 317  57
2014 317 0
2015 341  24
2016 352  11
2017 331  21

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)
Promethazine Hydrochloride 4,352,208
Codeine Phosphate; Promethazine Hydrochloride (this drug) 928,948
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Promethazine Hydrochloride 502,709

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
  • Phenergan W/ Codeine
  • Pherazine W/ Codeine
  • Promethazine Hydrochloride And Codeine Phosphate
  • Promethazine W/ Codeine
  • Promethazine With Codeine
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Promethazine Hydrochloride; Codeine Phosphate
  • Codeine Phosphate; Promethazine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Phenothiazine
Initial FDA approval date: 4/2/1984
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Syrup (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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