Levalbuterol

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 165  52
2008 181  16
2009 212  31
2010 221  9
2011 175  46
2012 196  21
Year Rank Change
2013 236  40
2014 253  17
2015 319  66
2016 310  9
2017 336  26

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)
Albuterol 50,286,686
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 12,025,244
Budesonide; Formoterol 10,587,157
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 3,622,793
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,086,904
Levalbuterol (this drug) 883,354

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
  • Xopenex Hfa
  • Xopenex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Levalbuterol Hydrochloride
  • Levalbuterol Tartrate
  • Levalbuterol

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): beta2-Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 3/25/1999
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Solution (inhalation)

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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