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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
DONALD HAUSER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

BELLAIRE

Texas

BORIS KONNIKOW MD PHD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

FOREST HILLS

New York

COOPER MCINTOSH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

OXFORD

Mississippi

RICHARD GLOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled83

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DAVID MILLER G.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled82

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

JOSE RAIMUNDI MELENDEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ALAN FELDMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled82

LARGO

Florida

DAVID SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled81

SACRAMENTO

California

TROY STILES D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

BILLINGS

Montana

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

BALTIMORE

Maryland

JAIME CASTILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

VARDAMAN

Mississippi

ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

PAUL BROWN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

SEATTLE

Washington

GREGORY GERBER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

SANDUSKY

Ohio

MANNIE JOEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled77

SAN LEANDRO

California

DAVID JOHNSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

MIKHAEL TALLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

BALTIMORE

Maryland

AMIR ALI HUSSAINI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

LENOIR CITY

Tennessee

JOHN WILLIAMS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled75

STILLWATER

Oklahoma

SURESH KRISHNAMOORTHY M.D.

Claims Filled75

CENTRALIA

Illinois

ALCIBIADES RODRIGUEZ MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled75

NEW YORK

New York

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled74

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY RASMUSSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

WAITE PARK

Minnesota

REGINA GOINS

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled73

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ROBERT GASTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

HERMITAGE

Tennessee