Sotalol 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 256  29
2007 272  16
2008 289  17
2009 260  29
2010 281  21
2011 294  13
Year Rank Change
2012 253  41
2013 253 0
2014 339  86
2015 248  91
2016 270  22

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)
Amiodarone Hydrochloride 2,934,682
Lidocaine 2,514,857
Sotalol Hydrochloride (this drug) 1,635,137
Flecainide Acetate 1,627,683

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
  • Betapace
  • Betapace AF
  • Sorine
  • Sotylize
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Sotalol Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Antiarrhythmic
Initial FDA approval date: 10/30/1992
First FDA applicant: Rx
First dosage form: Tablet (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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