Fexofenadine 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 48  6
2008 61  13
2009 53  8
2010 51  2
2011 90  39
2012 175  85
Year Rank Change
2013 221  46
2014 318  97
2015 285  33
2016 304  19
2017 245  59

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)
Cetirizine 11,818,750
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride 3,528,964
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 2,029,270
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,983,168
Azelastine Hydrochloride 1,240,986
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 837,025
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 577,813
Desloratadine 352,932

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
  • Allegra
  • Allegra Allergy
  • Allegra Hives
  • Children's Allegra Allergy
  • Children's Allegra Hives
  • Children's Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Allergy
  • Children's Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Hives
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Allergy
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride Hives
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 7/25/1996
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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