Tamsulosin Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tamsulosin Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 23,254,004
Top drug rank #32 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $55.3 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $10.29 (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 66  1
2009 75  9
2010 67  8
2011 57  10
2012 60  3
2013 51  9
Year Rank Change
2014 52  1
2015 45  7
2016 32  13
2017 35  3
2018 32  3

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 (this drug) 23,254,005
Carvedilol 22,737,639
Doxazosin Mesylate 3,417,128
Terazosin 2,954,414
Prazosin Hydrochloride 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
  • Flomax
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tamsulosin Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 4/15/1997
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 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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