Tramadol Hydrochloride

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2008 - 2018

Tramadol Hydrochloride Summary for 2018

Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States 24,952,328
Top drug rank #25 ( 7)
Average total drug cost $18.69 (USD)
Average out-of-pocket cost $6.54 (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 42  7
2009 49  7
2010 44  5
2011 33  11
2012 30  3
2013 30 0
Year Rank Change
2014 26  4
2015 28  2
2016 39  11
2017 32  7
2018 25  7

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)
Acetaminophen; Hydrocodone Bitartrate 42,073,176
Tramadol Hydrochloride (this drug) 24,952,328
Oxycodone 16,967,480
Morphine 5,225,089
Hydromorphone Hydrochloride 2,378,610
Fentanyl 1,296,491
Codeine Sulfate 1,043,643
Loperamide Hydrochloride 582,891
Hydrocodone Bitartrate 404,996
Hydrocodone; Chlorpheniramine 84,068

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
  • Conzip
  • Qdolo
  • Rybix Odt
  • Ryzolt
  • Ultram
  • Ultram ER
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Tramadol Hydrochloride

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): Opioid Agonist
Initial FDA approval date: 3/3/1995
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.

All ClinCalc DrugStats figures and graphs on this page are licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-SA 4.0).

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