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ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

14.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 20 of 3395

$103M
Retail Cost

Rank: 260 of 3395

2,682,550
Patients

Rank: 33 of 3395

380,350
Prescribers

Rank: 32 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.31M

2011

1.44M

2012

12.5M

2013

13.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.9M

2011

$13.1M

2012

$89.9M

2013

$92.2M

2014

$103M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$17

2011

$18

2012

$20

2013

$22

2014

$23

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 295,927 1,532,207 $9.6M
Texas 189,684 960,797 $6.85M
California 213,693 954,107 $6.58M
Michigan 147,143 720,008 $5.44M
Pennsylvania 124,470 671,156 $4.9M
Tennessee 96,366 647,723 $3.86M
North Carolina 104,202 604,964 $4.61M
New York 147,705 593,751 $4.23M
Ohio 102,643 557,154 $5.06M
Georgia 89,840 504,685 $3.47M
New Jersey 104,629 470,187 $3.62M
Illinois 94,324 468,403 $3.54M
Missouri 79,374 458,758 $3.65M
Alabama 60,691 392,760 $2.24M
Indiana 66,528 371,504 $3.24M
Virginia 59,588 323,719 $2.58M
Louisiana 55,192 313,322 $1.74M
Kentucky 46,341 311,277 $2.59M
South Carolina 49,954 300,662 $2.04M
Massachusetts 36,019 205,415 $1.37M
Wisconsin 40,045 205,254 $1.59M
Arizona 46,992 200,067 $1.18M
Arkansas 32,230 199,937 $1.39M
Oklahoma 32,767 195,076 $1.35M
West Virginia 27,916 186,712 $1.29M
Mississippi 30,694 183,116 $1.16M
Connecticut 33,654 158,265 $1.32M
Maryland 34,094 156,256 $1.28M
Iowa 26,199 142,058 $1.07M
Kansas 25,419 137,577 $1.22M
Washington 30,631 137,059 $792K
Nevada 27,377 131,327 $928K
Colorado 24,259 111,563 $756K
Minnesota 20,528 94,293 $675K
Oregon 20,443 89,133 $472K
Nebraska 14,403 77,268 $577K
Utah 13,737 73,015 $409K
New Mexico 11,746 56,054 $355K
Delaware 11,850 53,832 $555K
Rhode Island 9,267 51,991 $275K
Maine 8,920 47,507 $355K
Idaho 9,920 46,319 $254K
New Hampshire 7,069 34,353 $265K
South Dakota 4,298 21,776 $144K
Hawaii 4,930 19,879 $136K
Montana 4,025 19,293 $126K
North Dakota 4,086 18,826 $118K
Vermont 2,423 11,873 $69.2K
Wyoming 2,493 10,978 $80K
District of Columbia 2,637 9,249 $70.5K
Alaska 1,528 7,425 $64.4K
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 ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled7,810

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled6,383

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled5,663

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

MARIO AGUADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled5,646

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE RODRIGUEZ CAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,275

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,041

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

NABIL CYLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,488

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,442

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

KARL JONES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,361

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

ASHIT VIJAPURA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,229

PLANT CITY

Florida

VIVIAN CHARNECO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,134

KISSIMMEE

Florida

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,097

PONCE

Puerto Rico

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,091

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,063

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,025

STEELE

Missouri

FARES YASIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,981

DEARBORN

Michigan

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,906

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,801

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

JIM PANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,777

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

NARENDRA NAGAREDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,762

JONESBORO

Georgia

GODRHAT SHOLEVAR MD

Clinical Child Adolescent Psychologist

Claims Filled2,712

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,708

HAYTI

Missouri

SHODHAN PATEL MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled2,609

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,570

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,522

BECKLEY

West Virginia