Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2007 - 2017

Number of Prescriptions Over Time (2007 - 2017)

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
2007 119  9
2008 120  1
2009 138  18
2010 116  22
2011 129  13
2012 151  22
Year Rank Change
2013 122  29
2014 149  27
2015 166  17
2016 169  3
2017 194  25

Patient Out-Of-Pocket Cost Over Time (2007 - 2017)

"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 (2017)
Carvedilol 22,974,069
Tamsulosin Hydrochloride 20,313,916
Doxazosin Mesylate 4,313,778
Terazosin (this drug) 2,936,434
Prazosin Hydrochloride 2,248,204
Alfuzosin Hydrochloride 1,606,983

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
  • Hytrin
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Terazosin Hydrochloride
  • Terazosin Hydrochloride Anhydrous
  • Terazosin

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): alpha-Adrenergic Blocker
Initial FDA approval date: 8/7/1987
First FDA applicant: Discn
First dosage form: Tablet (oral)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2007-2017. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 20.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.


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