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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC

Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

8,385
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1365 of 3395

$450K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1965 of 3395

3,943
Patients

Rank: 1208 of 3395

2,250
Prescribers

Rank: 1337 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,702

2011

8,660

2012

8,321

2013

6,536

2014

8,385

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$389K

2011

$416K

2012

$401K

2013

$302K

2014

$450K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$23

2011

$19

2012

$24

2013

$20

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 366 1,043 $51K
California 400 833 $47.4K
Pennsylvania 221 612 $32.6K
Florida 319 550 $33.5K
Ohio 264 482 $36.3K
Texas 201 329 $22.3K
Georgia 100 286 $15.3K
Michigan 95 263 $12.8K
Alabama 125 239 $16.8K
New Jersey 72 236 $8,944
Connecticut 49 223 $10.1K
Tennessee 116 223 $13.2K
North Carolina 130 217 $14.8K
Kentucky 126 210 $10.6K
Missouri 88 165 $8,619
Illinois 61 131 $7,498
Colorado 54 117 $7,459
Indiana 41 116 $6,496
Nevada 47 112 $7,085
Arizona 72 108 $7,684
Delaware 13 100 $3,278
Virginia 48 87 $6,161
South Carolina 48 85 $5,941
Mississippi 30 85 $4,450
Louisiana 51 82 $5,696
Iowa 25 78 $4,264
Massachusetts 31 75 $3,772
Rhode Island 14 69 $2,435
Minnesota 14 68 $5,023
West Virginia 28 60 $1,984
Kansas 12 59 $3,429
Oregon 57 $3,490
Nebraska 21 47 $2,859
Wisconsin 11 46 $2,890
Arkansas 24 45 $1,483
Oklahoma 32 38 $2,357
Washington 28 38 $2,301
New Hampshire 35 $1,450
Wyoming 30 $614
Utah 16 29 $1,635
Maryland 17 26 $1,302
Idaho 21 $782
Vermont 14 $456
New Mexico 12 $604
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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