Tolterodine Tartrate

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tolterodine Tartrate Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 1,600,521
Top drug rank #273 ( 44)
Average total drug cost $288.29 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $38.76 (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 125  22
2009 156  31
2010 186  30
2011 205  19
2012 232  27
2013 264  32
Year Rank Change
2014 255  9
2015 322  67
2016 299  23
2017 229  70
2018 273  44

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)
Oxybutynin 7,339,186
Solifenacin Succinate 1,736,711
Tolterodine Tartrate (this drug) 1,600,521
Atropine Sulfate; Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride 765,429

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
  • Detrol
  • Detrol LA
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tolterodine Tartrate

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Cholinergic Muscarinic Antagonist
Initial FDA approval date: 3/25/1998
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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