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TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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

14.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 21 of 3395

$107M
Retail Cost

Rank: 253 of 3395

4,416,655
Patients

Rank: 15 of 3395

522,856
Prescribers

Rank: 7 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9.93M

2011

11.3M

2012

13.2M

2013

14.3M

2014

14.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$107M

2011

$111M

2012

$134M

2013

$125M

2014

$107M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$18

2011

$16

2012

$17

2013

$14

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 486,013 1,417,401 $10.1M
Florida 379,439 1,107,245 $8.02M
California 354,743 1,060,068 $8.22M
Pennsylvania 201,426 663,964 $4.71M
Ohio 187,951 655,273 $7.23M
North Carolina 181,441 581,950 $4.25M
Georgia 184,027 569,866 $4.07M
Illinois 172,403 554,283 $3.96M
Michigan 164,854 509,716 $3.82M
New York 159,818 445,374 $2.93M
Missouri 114,598 411,479 $3.37M
Alabama 110,934 386,882 $2.42M
Tennessee 107,095 346,101 $2.28M
Virginia 106,245 344,030 $2.81M
Indiana 99,592 338,548 $2.75M
Louisiana 96,324 316,545 $1.81M
South Carolina 97,795 300,165 $2.15M
New Jersey 96,377 269,725 $1.82M
Wisconsin 71,250 257,280 $2.04M
Massachusetts 71,509 239,027 $1.58M
Arkansas 66,135 229,436 $1.4M
Arizona 82,454 229,166 $1.8M
Minnesota 62,412 220,685 $1.68M
Maryland 69,747 215,524 $1.57M
Kentucky 58,735 213,820 $1.54M
Oklahoma 60,853 207,439 $1.44M
Colorado 61,485 202,088 $1.86M
Iowa 52,148 201,411 $1.38M
Mississippi 59,468 192,585 $1.07M
Washington 53,014 183,254 $1.38M
Kansas 41,501 154,779 $1.23M
West Virginia 35,894 132,749 $965K
Connecticut 41,284 125,308 $954K
Oregon 35,763 119,932 $853K
Nebraska 31,171 118,494 $790K
Utah 26,822 92,079 $692K
Nevada 30,864 81,758 $648K
Idaho 21,589 71,168 $498K
New Mexico 23,871 71,127 $477K
Maine 19,393 67,788 $632K
South Dakota 15,910 57,043 $388K
New Hampshire 15,368 49,378 $389K
Delaware 13,690 40,245 $373K
Rhode Island 11,889 39,502 $229K
North Dakota 10,530 38,216 $225K
Montana 9,785 35,244 $234K
Vermont 8,267 29,411 $184K
Hawaii 8,851 22,838 $172K
Wyoming 5,196 16,968 $116K
District of Columbia 6,754 15,750 $107K
Alaska 2,846 8,486 $74.8K
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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Top prescribers for TRAMADOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled2,990

PRINCETON

West Virginia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,917

TUCKER

Georgia

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,874

ALBANY

Georgia

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,299

LONGVIEW

Texas

PETER ZIMMERMAN MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,102

METAIRIE

Louisiana

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,082

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,050

EDINBURG

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,906

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,780

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JOSE TORRES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,727

WARREN

Ohio

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,722

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

BARRETT JOHNSTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,687

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,631

MISSION

Texas

MOHAMED ALDAHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,556

LEESBURG

Florida

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,551

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,497

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WILLIAM BILLINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,435

WEST POINT

Mississippi

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,432

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

RANDY ROBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,419

JONESBORO

Arkansas

STEVEN BAAK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,407

BRIDGETON

Missouri

LORA SHIRAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,400

GOLDEN

Colorado

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,367

VALDOSTA

Georgia

EDWARD KELLEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,362

NAPLES

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,361

TONGANOXIE

Kansas