Levalbuterol

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Levalbuterol Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,155,525
Top drug rank #309 ( 26)
Average total drug cost $74.35 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $11.45 (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 181  16
2009 212  31
2010 221  9
2011 175  46
2012 196  21
2013 236  40
Year Rank Change
2014 253  17
2015 319  66
2016 309  10
2017 335  26
2018 309  26

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.

Related Drugs

Drug Name Total Prescriptions (2018)
Albuterol 60,526,457
Budesonide; Formoterol 12,339,320
Fluticasone Propionate; Salmeterol Xinafoate 11,512,538
Albuterol Sulfate; Ipratropium Bromide 4,789,979
Umeclidinium Bromide; Vilanterol Trifenatate 1,821,792
Levalbuterol (this drug) 1,155,526

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) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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