Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2020

Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine Summary for 2020

Top drug rank #381 ( 4)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2020) 386,927
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2020) 150,960
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $40.71
Per day of therapy $1.23/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $20.36
Per day of therapy $0.55/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2020)

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
2013 398  197
2014 390  8
2015 361  29
2016 398  37
Year Rank Change
2017 354  44
2018 375  21
2019 377  2
2020 381  4

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2020)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2020)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Tablet/capsule 180/240 mg 100.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2020)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2020)
Cetirizine 13,125,543
Azelastine 3,334,305
Brimonidine 3,271,308
Levocetirizine 3,108,431
Epinephrine 1,730,367
Fexofenadine 1,665,749
Brimonidine; Timolol 1,661,947
Loratadine; Pseudoephedrine 570,979
Brompheniramine; Dextromethorphan; Pseudoephedrine 556,973
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine (this drug) 386,927
Azelastine; Fluticasone 369,392
Pseudoephedrine 278,351
Chlophedianol; Pseudoephedrine; Pyrilamine 195,776
Desloratadine 186,453
Chlorpheniramine 148,430
Guaifenesin; Pseudoephedrine 108,699
Chlorpheniramine; Phenylephrine 68,248
Cetirizine; Pseudoephedrine 43,538
Chlorpheniramine; Hydrocodone 13,840
Bepotastine 8,199

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-d 12 Hour Allergy And Congestion
  • Allegra-d 24 Hour Allergy And Congestion
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride And Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Fexofenadine Hydrochloride; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride
  • Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Antagonist, alpha-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 4/14/2005
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet, Extended Release (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2020. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2022.08. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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