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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC

Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that's similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6,533
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1431 of 3362

$302K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1840 of 3362

3,428
Patients

Rank: 1243 of 3362

1,808
Prescribers

Rank: 1420 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 320 695 $38K
New York 253 654 $36K
Florida 208 436 $22.3K
Pennsylvania 183 392 $22.5K
Ohio 207 337 $23.6K
Texas 143 225 $11.6K
Georgia 72 198 $8,400
Kentucky 81 171 $7,509
New Jersey 69 151 $6,988
North Carolina 91 141 $10K
Missouri 59 140 $6,123
Tennessee 67 132 $6,606
Michigan 63 129 $5,969
Alabama 61 126 $5,734
Connecticut 31 118 $5,126
Virginia 53 112 $6,485
Rhode Island 21 105 $3,442
Minnesota 21 105 $5,326
Nevada 33 93 $4,801
Arizona 47 85 $4,437
Indiana 19 60 $3,324
Washington 17 59 $2,286
Massachusetts 29 55 $2,792
Illinois 30 54 $3,445
Iowa 16 51 $2,149
South Carolina 32 50 $3,423
Kansas 14 43 $1,946
Wisconsin 14 41 $1,921
Delaware 11 40 $1,451
Colorado 29 38 $3,117
Mississippi 17 38 $2,328
Louisiana 23 37 $2,650
Utah 11 37 $1,233
New Hampshire 12 34 $1,439
West Virginia 14 34 $1,156
Nebraska 18 34 $2,640
Maryland 15 26 $1,853
Oregon 11 25 $928
Oklahoma 14 16 $717
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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