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VICODIN ES

HYDROCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN

Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Norco

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

93.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 684 of 3362

$10.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 811 of 3362

46,184
Patients

Rank: 550 of 3362

30,575
Prescribers

Rank: 511 of 3362

More info on related drug Norco »

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

11.6K

2011

9,136

2012

44.6K

2013

93.6K

2014

40.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.53M

2011

$1.24M

2012

$4.96M

2013

$10.2M

2014

$4.52M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$233

2011

$120

2012

$37

2013

$32

2014

$37

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 4,888 11,884 $1.58M
Florida 7,141 11,442 $915K
New York 4,617 8,924 $1.07M
Michigan 3,352 8,350 $1.26M
Pennsylvania 3,625 7,767 $866K
New Jersey 3,880 7,207 $649K
Ohio 2,018 4,823 $612K
Texas 2,799 4,655 $375K
Illinois 2,059 4,372 $461K
Louisiana 1,170 2,465 $224K
Connecticut 1,135 2,269 $210K
Indiana 871 2,123 $242K
Arizona 1,206 2,119 $219K
North Carolina 731 1,409 $138K
Colorado 671 1,385 $134K
Virginia 691 1,357 $119K
Massachusetts 586 1,314 $144K
Georgia 781 1,140 $79.2K
Missouri 530 828 $80.7K
Wisconsin 378 823 $82.9K
Maryland 401 648 $57.2K
South Carolina 315 626 $63.2K
Washington 307 588 $62.8K
Delaware 250 554 $56.5K
Rhode Island 129 487 $61.9K
Tennessee 257 443 $37.9K
Kentucky 225 409 $41.6K
Nevada 205 398 $42K
New Mexico 133 340 $45.8K
New Hampshire 131 315 $39.9K
Minnesota 138 247 $22.8K
Oregon 111 226 $27.9K
West Virginia 100 217 $27.5K
Alabama 77 184 $18.8K
Hawaii 61 147 $18.4K
Arkansas 77 126 $11.5K
District of Columbia 38 82 $10.6K
Maine 45 76 $11K
Utah 28 74 $7,579
Iowa 39 67 $7,069
Idaho 35 67 $6,958
Oklahoma 36 60 $6,031
Kansas 36 53 $4,342
Mississippi 30 43 $4,317
Alaska 22 43 $5,142
Nebraska 15 41 $4,021
Vermont 15 41 $4,633
Montana 20 37 $2,769
Wyoming 15 31 $2,968
South Dakota 11 $1,434
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for VICODIN ES

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ZATTAM MUSSELMANI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

CHESAPEAKE

Virginia

MAHENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

HOMEWOOD

Illinois

LAWRENCE LEVY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

METAIRIE

Louisiana

KAUSHIK PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JACK AZAD M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled91

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled80

HIALEAH

Florida

JACK THIGPEN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled75

LAKELAND

Florida

KUTUB MESIWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

MITCHELL ANTIN DO

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled73

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

SUJATA KAMBHATLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

GARDEN CITY

Michigan

RANGA KRISHNA M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled68

BROOKLYN

New York

ANTHONY INDOVINA D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled61

MARRERO

Louisiana

RICHARD LAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled61

SUN CITY

California

ERIC VOLDENG

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled59

LONG BEACH

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

WITOLD JUREWICZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WHITE OAK

Pennsylvania

KEITH LARKIN M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled55

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ERIC KOVAN DO

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled54

NOVI

Michigan

ATHAR SIDDIQUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

YPSILANTI

Michigan

JOHN VOCKROTH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

GRETNA

Louisiana

JORDAN SCHAPIRO DDS

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled51

BOCA RATON

Florida

BRIAN KROST D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled50

OCEAN

New Jersey