Meclizine Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Meclizine Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,960,255
Top drug rank #135 ( 26)
Average total drug cost $12.57 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $4.46 (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 191  42
2009 185  6
2010 162  23
2011 176  14
2012 190  14
2013 181  9
Year Rank Change
2014 164  17
2015 169  5
2016 162  7
2017 161  1
2018 135  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)
Meclizine Hydrochloride (this drug) 4,960,256

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
  • Antivert
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Meclizine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antiemetic
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2008-2018. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 21.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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