Desloratadine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Desloratadine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 514,461
Top drug rank #379 ( 6)
Average total drug cost $51.5 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $25.12 (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 246  34
2009 308  62
2010 285  23
2011 308  23
2012 370  62
2013 331  39
Year Rank Change
2014 375  44
2015 375 0
2016 372  3
2017 385  13
2018 379  6

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)
Cetirizine 13,799,352
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride 2,348,312
Azelastine Hydrochloride 2,047,699
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 1,805,035
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 1,787,629
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 650,094
Desloratadine (this drug) 514,462
Azelastine; Fluticasone 363,053
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 84,068
Carbinoxamine Maleate 5,454

Multum Therapeutic Classes

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
  • Clarinex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Desloratadine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 12/21/2001
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 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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