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AMBIEN CR

Ambien 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 Ambien

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

36.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 884 of 3238

$10.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 771 of 3238

6,672
Patients

Rank: 986 of 3238

7,673
Prescribers

Rank: 849 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Ambien »

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,224 5,701 $1.35M
New York 688 4,855 $1.28M
Florida 482 2,358 $786K
Texas 426 2,054 $664K
New Jersey 406 1,933 $712K
Pennsylvania 276 1,450 $475K
North Carolina 204 1,136 $342K
Ohio 204 1,102 $341K
Illinois 168 871 $273K
Georgia 158 867 $244K
Minnesota 128 837 $270K
Colorado 122 671 $175K
Arizona 120 668 $219K
Maryland 131 666 $187K
Massachusetts 105 665 $198K
Tennessee 114 656 $194K
Michigan 137 649 $216K
Wisconsin 96 623 $202K
Virginia 114 608 $166K
Connecticut 101 607 $197K
Missouri 93 557 $158K
South Carolina 91 515 $160K
Oregon 102 497 $106K
Indiana 104 473 $150K
Louisiana 98 465 $130K
Washington 91 461 $103K
Alabama 71 421 $118K
Oklahoma 54 365 $110K
Kentucky 66 340 $106K
Iowa 52 313 $88.7K
Arkansas 39 272 $74.9K
West Virginia 38 236 $69.4K
Maine 30 213 $60.1K
Utah 32 202 $57.8K
Hawaii 45 202 $46.5K
Nebraska 32 193 $65K
Nevada 43 181 $60.8K
Kansas 36 181 $49.4K
Mississippi 31 177 $47K
Idaho 28 174 $45.1K
Delaware 36 169 $62.1K
New Hampshire 30 164 $57.5K
Vermont 20 139 $39.5K
New Mexico 30 134 $42.9K
Montana 20 102 $29.5K
District of Columbia 18 97 $26.9K
Alaska 15 70 $21.3K
Rhode Island 13 67 $22.6K
North Dakota 11 47 $13.3K
South Dakota 45 $13.6K
Wyoming 27 $7,565
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 AMBIEN CR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSILYA BASS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

LOS ANGELES

California

GIOVANNY NUNEZ M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

NEW YORK

New York