Nortriptyline Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2006 - 2016

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2006 - 2016)

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
2006 247  10
2007 228  19
2008 162  66
2009 197  35
2010 274  77
2011 229  45
Year Rank Change
2012 214  15
2013 204  10
2014 179  25
2015 207  28
2016 192  15

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2006 - 2016)

"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 (2016)
Nortriptyline Hydrochloride (this drug) 3,131,539
Doxepin Hydrochloride 2,084,469

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
  • Aventyl
  • Aventyl Hydrochloride
  • Pamelor
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Nortriptyline Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Tricyclic Antidepressant
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Capsule (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2006-2016. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 19.0. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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