Sotalol Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Sotalol Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,770,181
Top drug rank #252 ( 15)
Average total drug cost $20.27 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.54 (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 290  18
2009 261  29
2010 282  21
2011 294  12
2012 253  41
2013 253 0
Year Rank Change
2014 339  86
2015 248  91
2016 270  22
2017 267  3
2018 252  15

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.

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) 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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