Hydrocortisone

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Hydrocortisone Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,530,984
Top drug rank #144 ( 10)
Average total drug cost $35.47 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $9.04 (USD)

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2008 - 2018)

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
2008 167  1
2009 193  26
2010 146  47
2011 155  9
2012 158  3
2013 152  6
Year Rank Change
2014 137  15
2015 145  8
2016 143  2
2017 154  11
2018 144  10

Drug Cost Over Time (2008 - 2018)

  • 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.

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
  • Alkindi Sprinkle
  • 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
  • Carmol HC
  • Cortef Acetate
  • Cortifoam
  • Dricort
  • Hemsol-HC
  • Micort-HC
  • Orabase Hca
  • U-cort
  • 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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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