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ZALEPLON

Sonata (Zaleplon) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Sonata

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

197K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 536 of 3395

$5.58M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1114 of 3395

62,210
Patients

Rank: 502 of 3395

38,670
Prescribers

Rank: 461 of 3395

More info on related drug Sonata »

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42%

of people say

it's worth it

23%

of people say

it worked well

27%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

174K

2011

197K

2012

230K

2013

247K

2014

197K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.03M

2011

$6.54M

2012

$6.75M

2013

$6.2M

2014

$5.58M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$34

2012

$32

2013

$32

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 6,036 18,912 $612K
Texas 4,574 13,968 $400K
Florida 4,573 12,294 $381K
New York 3,065 10,416 $302K
North Carolina 2,847 8,385 $241K
Pennsylvania 2,316 7,580 $199K
New Jersey 2,301 7,012 $215K
Ohio 2,196 6,717 $192K
Tennessee 1,939 6,393 $177K
Michigan 2,053 6,047 $154K
Illinois 1,906 5,495 $154K
Georgia 1,711 5,208 $173K
Wisconsin 1,452 4,796 $145K
Minnesota 1,552 4,773 $131K
Missouri 1,270 4,442 $125K
South Carolina 1,435 4,275 $112K
Arkansas 1,177 3,841 $95.7K
Washington 1,212 3,803 $98.3K
Indiana 1,088 3,722 $110K
Oregon 1,182 3,578 $72K
Oklahoma 1,285 3,573 $88.4K
Arizona 1,171 3,387 $106K
Virginia 1,040 3,377 $89.6K
Maryland 1,053 3,253 $105K
Louisiana 994 3,163 $70.7K
Massachusetts 843 3,143 $90.1K
Colorado 970 2,839 $84.6K
Alabama 966 2,834 $59.4K
Mississippi 708 2,305 $61.3K
Connecticut 649 2,117 $79.3K
Kansas 628 2,101 $56.3K
Iowa 613 1,982 $52.5K
Kentucky 497 1,749 $37.7K
Utah 491 1,690 $39.6K
West Virginia 443 1,419 $34.6K
Nevada 454 1,318 $39.7K
Nebraska 323 1,090 $34.5K
Idaho 356 1,046 $24K
New Hampshire 291 1,017 $28.3K
Maine 305 1,008 $41.9K
Delaware 276 936 $34.6K
Montana 264 846 $22.3K
New Mexico 311 834 $26.8K
Rhode Island 207 751 $23.9K
Vermont 161 592 $14.8K
South Dakota 152 520 $14.2K
North Dakota 149 431 $10.5K
District of Columbia 152 402 $19.9K
Alaska 95 294 $10.3K
Wyoming 77 273 $6,705
Hawaii 87 243 $8,857
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 ZALEPLON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled848

LOS ANGELES

California

ELIAS JIMENEZ

Psychiatry

Claims Filled304

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS GONZALEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

AMERICO OMS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled246

PONCE

Puerto Rico

HUMBERTO SUAREZ TORRES MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled181

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

HERIBERTO LOURIDO FERRER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled177

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled160

LOS ANGELES

California

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

ANDREA NAGY-HALLETT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

NEWARK

New Jersey

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled148

GADSDEN

Alabama

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

ROSEMEAD

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled139

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled135

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled133

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

CHERYL YOUNG PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled118

TUPELO

Mississippi

SALVADOR CENICEROS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled118

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ROBERT HENSLEY D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

VIVIAN PASTRANA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled114

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

STEVEN QUEEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

SYLVA

North Carolina

SIMON MCCLURE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled112

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

SHAYLA PULLEN MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled110

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DANIEL PITTS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled109

RICHLAND

Washington

MATTHEW MOSBACKER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

LEONID IZRAYELIT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

FOREST HILLS

New York