Lidocaine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Lidocaine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,225,382
Top drug rank #233 ( 25)
Average total drug cost $140.44 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $25.51 (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 202  28
2009 209  7
2010 198  11
2011 238  40
2012 216  22
2013 235  19
Year Rank Change
2014 213  22
2015 194  19
2016 216  22
2017 208  8
2018 233  25

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)
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 3,171,078
Lidocaine (this drug) 2,225,382
Sotalol Hydrochloride 1,770,182
Flecainide Acetate 1,731,229
Chondroitin Sulfate Sodium (Bovine); Capsaicin; Lidocaine; Glucosamine 155,234

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
  • Alphacaine
  • Dentipatch
  • Lidoderm
  • Xylocaine
  • Ztlido
  • Akten
  • Alphacaine Hydrochloride
  • Anestacon
  • Glydo
  • Laryng-o-jet Kit
  • Laryngotracheal Anesthesia Kit
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.1% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% IN Dextrose 5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.2% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% IN Dextrose 5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.4% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.8% And Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 0.8% IN Dextrose 5% IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride 5% And Dextrose 7.5%
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Preservative Free
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Preservative Free IN Plastic Container
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Viscous
  • Lidocaine Viscous
  • Lidocaton
  • Lidopen
  • Lta II Kit
  • Pediatric Lta Kit
  • Xylocaine 1.5% W/ Dextrose 7.5%
  • Xylocaine 4% Preservative Free
  • Xylocaine 5% W/ Glucose 7.5%
  • Xylocaine Dental
  • Xylocaine Preservative Free
  • Xylocaine Viscous
  • Zingo
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride
  • Lidocaine Hydrochloride Anhydrous
  • Lidocaine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Amide Local Anesthetic, Antiarrhythmic
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Aerosol (oral)

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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