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ADDERALL XR

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE/AMPHETAMINE

Adderall (Dextroamphetamine / Amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases norepinephrine and dopamine activity in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Adderall

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

25K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1006 of 3362

$8.81M
Retail Cost

Rank: 846 of 3362

5,719
Patients

Rank: 1075 of 3362

6,008
Prescribers

Rank: 979 of 3362

More info on related drug Adderall »

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53%

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it worked well

16%

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

48.9K

2011

35.8K

2012

25.8K

2013

25K

2014

26.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$14.8M

2011

$12M

2012

$9.26M

2013

$8.81M

2014

$9.17M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$225

2011

$233

2012

$215

2013

$226

2014

$223

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
California 989 3,655 $1.45M
Wisconsin 356 1,569 $618K
Texas 321 1,204 $478K
Pennsylvania 227 1,180 $403K
Florida 282 1,170 $339K
New York 264 1,114 $462K
Minnesota 229 1,088 $425K
Washington 207 952 $292K
Ohio 217 924 $312K
Michigan 276 887 $284K
Colorado 153 802 $182K
Georgia 164 707 $208K
Massachusetts 138 639 $234K
Maryland 156 635 $219K
Oregon 147 621 $212K
Virginia 151 605 $216K
Illinois 122 572 $207K
New Jersey 100 481 $164K
Maine 76 472 $140K
North Carolina 113 419 $144K
Tennessee 128 398 $139K
Indiana 115 369 $128K
Missouri 107 354 $110K
Arizona 71 349 $123K
Connecticut 72 322 $97.1K
Iowa 58 310 $128K
South Carolina 52 286 $89.7K
Louisiana 62 265 $90.5K
New Hampshire 53 230 $92.5K
Alabama 60 225 $69.4K
Kentucky 48 220 $70.3K
Vermont 31 202 $64K
Nebraska 45 173 $64.9K
Arkansas 45 165 $52.8K
Oklahoma 42 145 $51.3K
Idaho 38 139 $50.4K
West Virginia 33 137 $44.1K
Utah 23 126 $44.1K
Montana 18 104 $37.5K
Hawaii 22 94 $28.9K
South Dakota 15 88 $29.6K
Kansas 19 83 $31K
Nevada 22 79 $33.5K
Delaware 21 72 $24.4K
Mississippi 29 70 $19.8K
Rhode Island 11 67 $20.9K
District of Columbia 30 63 $25.8K
New Mexico 16 46 $15K
North Dakota 13 41 $20.1K
Wyoming 31 $10.4K
Alaska 13 $5,444
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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