Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine

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 288  124
2008 258  30
2009 245  13
2010 215  30
2011 355  140
2012 597  242
Year Rank Change
2013 384  213
2014 374  10
2015 352  22
2016 384  32
2017 341  43

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
Brimonidine Tartrate 3,746,507
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride 3,528,964
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 2,029,270
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 1,983,168
Epinephrine 1,629,652
Azelastine Hydrochloride 1,240,986
Brompheniramine Maleate; Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Pseudoephedrine Hydrochloride 987,695
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine (this drug) 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-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) 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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