Witch Hazel

Drug Usage Statistics, United States, 2013 - 2021

Witch Hazel Summary for 2021

Top drug rank #381 ( 77)
Estimated number of prescriptions in the United States (2021) 20,990
Estimated number of patients in the United States (2021) 20,990
Average total drug cost (USD)  
Per prescription $24.00
Per day of therapy $0.27/day
Average out-of-pocket cost (USD)  
Per prescription $24.00
Per day of therapy $0.27/day

Total Prescriptions and Patients Per Year (2013 - 2021)

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
2020 458 -
Year Rank Change
2021 381  77

Drug Cost Over Time (2013 - 2021)

  • Cost Per Prescription Fill: Average cost per filled prescription regardless of how many days of therapy the prescription is filled for (e.g. 10 days, 30 days, 90 days, etc.)
  • Cost per Day of Therapy: The average cost per prescription fill divided by the days of therapy. For example, a 10-day antibiotic course costing $30 would be $3 per day. Similarly, a 30-day supply of an oral antihypetensive costing $30 would be $1 per day.

  • 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.

Cost Per Prescription Fill (USD)

Cost Per Day of Therapy (USD/day)

Distribution of Dispensed Dosage Forms (2021)

Dosage Form Strength % of Dispensed Products
Pads 50% 100.0%

Distribution of Days Supplied (2021)

"Days supply" is defined as the number of days that a prescription should last. For example, a prescription of 60 tablets that is taken twice daily has a day supply of 30 days.

Related Drugs

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
  • Aer
  • B-sure Traveler Towelette
  • Berkley Jensen
  • Cool Comfort
  • Cvs Health
  • Equate Hemorrhoidal Medicated Wipes
  • Family Wellness Medicated Wipes
  • Flushable Hemorrhoidal Medical Wipes
  • Frida Mom Labor And Delivery Plus Postpartum Recovery
  • Frida Mom Perineal Cooling Pad Liners
  • Frida Mom Perineal Healing
  • Frida Mom Postpartum Recovery Essentials
  • Gnp Witch Hazel
  • Good Sense
  • Goodsense Maximum Strength Medicated
  • Hamamelis Virginiana
  • Health Mart Witch Hazel
  • Hemorrhoidal Hygiene Pads
  • Humco Witch Hazel
  • Humphreys Maravilla
  • Kroger Medicated Wipes
  • Major Medi-pads
  • Medicated Hemorrhoidal Pads
  • Medicated Pads
  • Medicated Wipes
  • Pharma C Wipes Hemorrhoidal
  • Premier Value Medicated Pads
  • Premier Value Medicated Wipes
  • Preparation H
  • Preparation H For Women
  • Preparation H Medicated Wipes
  • Preparation H Soothing Relief Cleansing And Cooling Wipes
  • Preparation H Totables Irritation Relief Wipes
  • Psp GO
  • Quality Choice Medicated Pads
  • Quality Choice Medicated Wipes
  • Rexall Medicated Wipeshemorrhoidal Wipe
  • Signature Care Medicated Cooling
  • Signature Care Medicated Wipes Hemorrhoidal Wipes With Witch Hazel
  • Skin Toner
  • Sunmark Witch Hazel
  • Tension NO. 5
  • Thera Wise Natural Hemorrhoidal
  • TN Dickinsons Witch Hazel Astringent
  • TN Dickinsons Witch Hazel Hemorrhoidal Pads
  • Tucks Medicated Cooling Pads
  • UP And UP Medicated Wipes
  • Wipegel
Generic Drug Synonyms and Salts
  • Witch Hazel

FDA Approval Information

Established Pharmacologic Class (EPC): N/A
Initial FDA approval date: 1/11/1955
First FDA applicant: Humphreys Pharmacal, Incorporated
First dosage form: Liquid (topical)

Prescription data source: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) 2013-2021. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Rockville, MD. ClinCalc DrugStats Database version 2024.01. Read more about the ClinCalc DrugStats database.

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