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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 2015

40.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 881 of 3395

$4.52M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1187 of 3395

19,558
Patients

Rank: 753 of 3395

15,571
Prescribers

Rank: 687 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 3,421 5,172 $412K
California 1,835 4,950 $710K
New York 2,035 4,100 $501K
Michigan 1,017 3,322 $529K
New Jersey 1,558 2,860 $259K
Pennsylvania 1,307 2,683 $300K
Illinois 1,246 2,656 $273K
Ohio 811 1,989 $260K
Texas 841 1,461 $136K
Louisiana 563 1,136 $103K
Connecticut 558 1,053 $109K
Indiana 341 908 $118K
Arizona 498 814 $80.6K
North Carolina 394 778 $79.5K
Massachusetts 249 602 $69.5K
Virginia 321 596 $54.3K
Missouri 314 512 $49.5K
Georgia 338 490 $30.6K
Colorado 278 487 $47.2K
Maryland 189 383 $40.4K
Wisconsin 172 352 $32.6K
Washington 140 290 $30.1K
Delaware 114 288 $35.3K
South Carolina 120 241 $26.2K
Nevada 103 181 $22.4K
Minnesota 83 171 $18.4K
New Mexico 67 160 $23.9K
Tennessee 76 153 $12K
Kentucky 88 152 $16.4K
New Hampshire 71 143 $14.4K
Oregon 60 129 $12.1K
Rhode Island 55 117 $15K
Alabama 50 100 $8,965
Arkansas 44 68 $5,778
West Virginia 39 68 $7,930
Hawaii 27 62 $7,760
Utah 19 58 $7,719
Iowa 30 51 $5,478
Kansas 26 39 $3,035
Oklahoma 22 37 $3,433
Nebraska 11 34 $3,818
Maine 13 34 $3,702
Mississippi 18 34 $4,133
Vermont 32 $7,101
District of Columbia 22 31 $3,111
Idaho 13 30 $3,878
Alaska 23 $3,942
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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