Prazosin Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Prazosin Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 2,729,531
Top drug rank #202 ( 25)
Average total drug cost $39.55 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.5 (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 390  51
2009 339  51
2010 405  66
2011 344  61
2012 339  5
Year Rank Change
2014 332 -
2015 245  87
2016 220  25
2017 227  7
2018 202  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)
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 23,254,005
Carvedilol 22,737,639
Doxazosin Mesylate 3,417,128
Terazosin 2,954,414
Prazosin Hydrochloride (this drug) 2,729,532
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 1,159,368

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
  • Minipress
  • Minipress XL
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Prazosin Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Capsule (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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