Tizanidine

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tizanidine Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 8,901,700
Top drug rank #86 ( 3)
Average total drug cost $40.17 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $7.17 (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 200  81
2009 222  22
2010 220  2
2011 172  48
2012 156  16
2013 136  20
Year Rank Change
2014 100  36
2015 108  8
2016 118  10
2017 89  29
2018 86  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)
Clonidine 11,141,935
Tizanidine (this drug) 8,901,700
Guanfacine 5,429,776

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
  • Zanaflex
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tizanidine Hydrochloride
  • Tizanidine

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Central alpha-2 Adrenergic Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 11/27/1996
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 21.1. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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