Promethazine Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Promethazine Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 4,171,551
Top drug rank #145 ( 2)
Average total drug cost $17.02 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $3.37 (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 149  5
2009 143  6
2010 130  13
2011 118  12
2012 123  5
2013 134  11
Year Rank Change
2014 150  16
2015 140  10
2016 160  20
2017 147  13
2018 145  2

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)
Promethazine Hydrochloride (this drug) 4,171,552
Dextromethorphan Hydrobromide; Promethazine Hydrochloride 867,626
Codeine Phosphate; Promethazine Hydrochloride 745,667
Prochlorperazine 536,923

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
  • Mymethazine Fortis
  • Phenergan
  • Prometh Fortis
  • Prometh Plain
  • Promethacon
  • Promethazine
  • Promethazine Hydrochloride Plain
  • Promethazine Plain
  • Promethegan
  • Remsed
  • Zipan-25
  • Zipan-50
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Promethazine Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Phenothiazine
Initial FDA approval date: Prior to January 1, 1982
First FDA applicant: Discn
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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