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CARISOPRODOL COMPOUND-CODEINE

CODEINE/CARISOPRODOL/ASPIRIN

Soma (Carisoprodol) is a muscle relaxant. It works in the brain to help calm down muscle spasms. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Soma

Important Information About This Drug

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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

545
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2277 of 3362

$106K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2233 of 3362

121
Patients

Rank: 2411 of 3362

136
Prescribers

Rank: 2367 of 3362

More info on related drug Soma »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

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

1,865

2011

1,205

2012

676

2013

545

2014

317

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$300K

2011

$223K

2012

$144K

2013

$106K

2014

$50.6K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$124

2011

$148

2012

$168

2013

$215

2014

$226

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
Alabama 59 $5,282
Florida 43 $8,357
Pennsylvania 13 43 $8,760
California 42 $6,618
Texas 36 $3,598
New Jersey 27 $6,968
North Carolina 22 $4,239
Ohio 21 $2,729
Colorado 20 $2,949
New York 20 $7,119
Michigan 20 $4,045
Virginia 18 $3,459
Missouri 18 $2,218
Oklahoma 17 $7,083
Mississippi 17 $4,094
Delaware 17 $4,348
Illinois 16 $5,082
Arizona 15 $1,600
Kentucky 14 $3,288
Wisconsin 14 $3,749
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 CARISOPRODOL COMPOUND-CODEINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JUDY TRAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama