Hydrocortisone

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 166  9
2008 167  1
2009 193  26
2010 146  47
2011 155  9
2012 158  3
Year Rank Change
2013 152  6
2014 137  15
2015 145  8
2016 143  2
2017 154  11

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)
Fluticasone 32,049,112
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,025,244
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,587,157
Triamcinolone 7,190,528
Prednisolone 5,648,796
Beclomethasone 4,202,267
Hydrocortisone (this drug) 4,119,059
Methylprednisolone 4,074,442
Budesonide 3,077,886
Mometasone 2,894,533
Clobetasol Propionate 2,438,776
Betamethasone Dipropionate; Clotrimazole 1,212,005
Neomycin; Polymyxin B; Hydrocortisone 1,172,689
Betamethasone 1,035,758
Dexamethasone 1,024,990
Loteprednol Etabonate 838,739
Fluocinonide 816,443
Dexamethasone; Tobramycin 757,179
Desonide 609,830
Dexamethasone; Neomycin Sulfate; Polymyxin B Sulfate 527,390
Betamethasone Valerate 93,927

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
  • Acticort
  • Aeroseb-HC
  • Ala-cort
  • Ala-scalp
  • Anusol HC
  • Balneol-HC
  • Beta-HC
  • Cetacort
  • Colocort
  • Cort-dome
  • Cortef
  • Cortenema
  • Cortril
  • Dermacort
  • Eldecort
  • Epicort
  • Flexicort
  • Glycort
  • H-cort
  • HC #1
  • HC #4
  • HC (Hydrocortisone)
  • HI-cor
  • Hydro-RX
  • Hydrocortisone IN Absorbase
  • Hydrocortone
  • Hytone
  • Nogenic HC
  • Nutracort
  • Penecort
  • Proctocort
  • Stie-cort
  • Synacort
  • Texacort
  • Cortef Acetate
  • Cortifoam
  • Dricort
  • Hemsol-HC
  • Micort-HC
  • Orabase Hca
  • A-hydrocort
  • Solu-cortef
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydrocortisone Acetate
  • Hydrocortisone Cypionate
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Phosphate
  • Hydrocortisone Sodium Succinate
  • Hydrocortisone

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Corticosteroid
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Injectable (injection)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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