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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Dilaudid

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 2014

40.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 890 of 3362

$42.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 442 of 3362

8,793
Patients

Rank: 962 of 3362

5,503
Prescribers

Rank: 1010 of 3362

More info on related drug Dilaudid »

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73%

of people say

it's worth it

70%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12.2K

2011

36.2K

2012

63.1K

2013

40.2K

2014

12.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.3M

2011

$27M

2012

$56.6M

2013

$42.9M

2014

$15.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$223

2011

$270

2012

$326

2013

$398

2014

$371

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 949 3,782 $3.84M
Texas 697 2,847 $2.94M
North Carolina 681 2,777 $3.11M
Georgia 485 2,059 $1.7M
New York 432 1,911 $2.3M
California 426 1,805 $1.8M
Ohio 363 1,670 $1.43M
Pennsylvania 376 1,588 $1.55M
Indiana 306 1,471 $1.78M
Missouri 257 1,372 $2.38M
Tennessee 303 1,311 $1.33M
Virginia 320 1,260 $1.24M
New Jersey 277 1,216 $1.17M
Connecticut 232 1,166 $1.75M
South Carolina 283 1,045 $1.17M
Maryland 242 966 $825K
Washington 191 909 $821K
Alabama 189 808 $852K
Arizona 148 731 $910K
Michigan 168 722 $777K
Colorado 172 716 $740K
Oklahoma 141 707 $631K
Louisiana 165 670 $571K
Wisconsin 134 626 $710K
Illinois 132 614 $638K
New Hampshire 103 572 $579K
Kansas 91 451 $733K
Maine 89 425 $495K
Arkansas 95 410 $435K
Massachusetts 70 367 $422K
Oregon 64 350 $377K
Nevada 95 312 $290K
Mississippi 62 306 $281K
Kentucky 73 286 $276K
Iowa 46 269 $229K
Idaho 49 248 $442K
Delaware 52 239 $239K
Utah 44 223 $164K
Nebraska 51 205 $132K
West Virginia 41 195 $200K
Alaska 32 165 $150K
New Mexico 19 77 $58.3K
Minnesota 17 74 $150K
South Dakota 12 59 $52.1K
Montana 14 52 $31.8K
North Dakota 45 $52.5K
Wyoming 43 $27.4K
Rhode Island 11 42 $40.5K
District of Columbia 27 $30.4K
Vermont 14 $15.8K
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 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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for EXALGO

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HEATHER ALFONSO MSN APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled293

DERBY

Connecticut

MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled179

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JEAN VULTE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled165

SOUTHBURY

Connecticut

RANDALL HALLEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

NIXA

Missouri

BENNY SANCHEZ M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled129

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled125

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ELLEN ROBERTSON FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled117

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled116

FORT MYERS

Florida

DANIEL ROTH DO, MBA, MS

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled114

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled114

MOBILE

Alabama

MONIKA CHAVES APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled112

OXFORD

Connecticut

ERIC ROBINSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled105

AUBURN

Alabama

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled105

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

KELLY DEFEO CRNA , APRN, PHD

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled103

TAMWORTH

New Hampshire

SHAILESH UPADHYAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled97

ANNISTON

Alabama

JOHNNIE MACHADO PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled96

RENTON

Washington

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled90

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

KAREN ELLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled82

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

THOMAS CLAYTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

ANDREWS

North Carolina

CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled81

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled81

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

CHANDNI VIRDI ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled81

OLYMPIA

Washington

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled77

PLANTATION

Florida

GEORGE ATALLAH D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

HOUSTON

Texas

KENNETH CANDIDO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

CHICAGO

Illinois