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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 2014

13.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 20 of 3362

$92.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 251 of 3362

2,544,993
Patients

Rank: 33 of 3362

370,075
Prescribers

Rank: 30 of 3362

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73%

of people say

it's worth it

54%

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

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
Florida 283,281 1,476,039 $9.46M
Texas 184,580 936,806 $6.07M
California 202,348 888,826 $6.28M
Michigan 140,594 689,826 $4.17M
Pennsylvania 118,969 638,197 $3.97M
Tennessee 93,153 610,920 $3.78M
North Carolina 104,366 609,011 $4.11M
New York 132,466 527,033 $3.89M
Ohio 95,143 508,940 $4.32M
Georgia 83,130 460,432 $3.46M
Illinois 88,833 445,254 $3.14M
Missouri 75,235 431,871 $3.07M
New Jersey 96,879 430,274 $2.93M
Alabama 58,714 380,888 $2.26M
Indiana 63,140 341,728 $2.61M
Louisiana 53,444 307,615 $1.71M
Virginia 55,940 306,634 $2.17M
Kentucky 44,938 292,339 $2.05M
South Carolina 47,413 280,151 $1.93M
Massachusetts 35,082 197,869 $1.33M
Wisconsin 37,242 195,368 $1.46M
Oklahoma 32,319 189,291 $1.28M
Arizona 43,733 186,965 $1.32M
Arkansas 30,857 183,179 $1.15M
West Virginia 26,852 178,260 $1.15M
Mississippi 29,153 173,203 $972K
Connecticut 30,670 147,088 $1.03M
Maryland 31,186 144,660 $1.02M
Washington 29,436 131,182 $794K
Kansas 23,671 126,575 $848K
Iowa 22,338 124,011 $791K
Nevada 25,404 120,942 $804K
Colorado 23,132 105,276 $740K
Oregon 20,335 88,682 $495K
Minnesota 17,613 84,142 $608K
Nebraska 12,553 68,373 $433K
Utah 12,591 66,283 $424K
New Mexico 11,418 55,263 $342K
Delaware 11,070 51,159 $419K
Rhode Island 9,136 50,281 $322K
Maine 9,070 48,629 $329K
Idaho 8,823 40,480 $239K
New Hampshire 6,252 30,788 $223K
Hawaii 4,942 20,412 $166K
South Dakota 3,719 19,352 $121K
Montana 3,745 18,187 $105K
North Dakota 3,450 16,778 $103K
Vermont 2,419 12,120 $73.3K
Wyoming 2,293 10,299 $66.2K
District of Columbia 2,291 8,547 $51.8K
Alaska 1,528 6,954 $47.7K
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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Top prescribers for ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MONICA MASINGALE APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled2,215

ENGLEWOOD

Tennessee

SHODHAN PATEL MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled2,197

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

NARENDRA NAGAREDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,194

JONESBORO

Georgia

MOHAMMAD HASAN MD

Addiction Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,192

BECKLEY

West Virginia

MARIA KANE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,185

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WOMESH SAHADEO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,157

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,133

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

ABDELBASET YOUSSEF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,115

WAYNE

Michigan

ALEX FIDER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,107

SHELBYVILLE

Tennessee

CHRISTOS BALLAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,103

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FARES YASIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,094

DEARBORN

Michigan

GODRHAT SHOLEVAR MD

Clinical Child Adolescent Psychologist

Claims Filled2,089

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VISWA DURVASULA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,080

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

WILLIAM BILLINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,065

WEST POINT

Mississippi

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,064

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,064

MIAMI

Florida

RAMON RAMOS-PEREZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,053

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,052

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VIVIAN CHARNECO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,030

KISSIMMEE

Florida

AMERICO OMS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,029

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RAGHAVENDRA SIRAGAVARAPU M.D

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,008

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GURUSWAMI RAVICHANDRAN M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,968

HOUSTON

Texas

EDWARD HAWKINS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,951

REIDSVILLE

North Carolina

MELVIN VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled1,928

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,923

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri