Doxazosin Mesylate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Doxazosin Mesylate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 3,417,127
Top drug rank #176 ( 26)
Average total drug cost $31.42 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $12.1 (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 117  5
2009 129  12
2010 182  53
2011 119  63
2012 131  12
2013 148  17
Year Rank Change
2014 147  1
2015 156  9
2016 157  1
2017 150  7
2018 176  26

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)
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 23,254,005
Carvedilol 22,737,639
Doxazosin Mesylate (this drug) 3,417,128
Terazosin 2,954,414
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,729,532
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
  • Cardura
  • Cardura XL
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Doxazosin Mesylate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 11/2/1990
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.

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