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 133  2
2008 146  13
2009 135  11
2010 149  14
2011 135  14
2012 109  26
Year Rank Change
2013 104  5
2014 93  11
2015 95  2
2016 97  2
2017 99  2

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)
Hydroxyzine (this drug) 7,944,928
Benztropine Mesylate 2,253,908
Doxylamine Succinate; Pyridoxine Hydrochloride 418,030

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
  • "HY-pam ""25"""
  • Vistaril
  • Atarax
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Orgatrax
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Hydroxyzine Hydrochloride
  • Hydroxyzine Pamoate
  • Hydroxyzine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antihistamine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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