Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Loratadine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 10,528,684
Top drug rank #76 ( 17)
Average total drug cost $9.24 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.4 (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 92  1
2009 106  14
2010 92  14
2011 99  7
2012 92  7
2013 80  12
Year Rank Change
2014 76  4
2015 68  8
2016 65  3
2017 59  6
2018 76  17

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

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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
  • Alavert
  • Children's Claritin
  • Claritin
  • Claritin Hives Relief
  • Claritin Hives Relief Reditab
  • Claritin Reditabs
  • Loratadine Redidose
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Loratadine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 11/27/2002
First FDA applicant: Otc
First dosage form: Tablet, Orally Disintegrating (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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