Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride

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 733 -
2008 282  451
2009 302  20
2010 290  12
2011 252  38
2012 219  33
Year Rank Change
2013 219 0
2014 186  33
2015 226  40
2016 163  63
2017 175  12

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)
Cetirizine 11,818,750
Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride (this drug) 3,528,964
Diphenhydramine Hydrochloride 2,029,270
Fexofenadine Hydrochloride 1,983,168
Azelastine Hydrochloride 1,240,986
Fexofenadine; Pseudoephedrine 837,025
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 577,813
Desloratadine 352,932

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
  • Levocetirizine Hydrochloride
  • Xyzal
  • Xyzal Allergy 24hr
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Levocetirizine Dihydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Histamine-1 Receptor Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 5/25/2007
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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