Hydrochlorothiazide

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 6 0
2007 7  1
2008 8  1
2009 8 0
2010 9  1
2011 9 0
Year Rank Change
2012 10  1
2013 10 0
2014 10 0
2015 11  1
2016 12  1

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Hydrochlorothiazide (this drug) 43,472,270
Hydrochlorothiazide; Lisinopril 14,862,224
Hydrochlorothiazide; Triamterene 12,735,627
Hydrochlorothiazide; Losartan Potassium 9,772,429
Hydrochlorothiazide; Valsartan 5,000,778
Bisoprolol Fumarate; Hydrochlorothiazide 1,114,559
Hydrochlorothiazide; Telmisartan 1,008,022

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
  • Esidrix
  • Hydro-d
  • Hydrochlorothiazide Intensol
  • Hydrodiuril
  • Microzide
  • Oretic
  • Zide
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrochlorothiazide

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Thiazide Diuretic
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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