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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Ambien (zolpidem) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

28.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 981 of 3395

$13.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 820 of 3395

5,917
Patients

Rank: 1076 of 3395

6,454
Prescribers

Rank: 957 of 3395

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Sonata Lunesta Unisom Rozerem

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

40.8K

2011

37K

2012

35.7K

2013

32.7K

2014

28.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.16M

2011

$8.91M

2012

$11.1M

2013

$12.9M

2014

$13.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$207

2011

$267

2012

$283

2013

$307

2014

$339

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 962 5,780 $2.38M
California 700 3,058 $1.5M
New Jersey 526 2,110 $1.2M
Florida 447 1,836 $990K
Texas 393 1,690 $821K
Pennsylvania 251 1,221 $635K
Massachusetts 145 826 $432K
Illinois 160 721 $356K
North Carolina 172 716 $327K
Wisconsin 112 670 $299K
Connecticut 133 629 $310K
Ohio 140 613 $305K
Georgia 151 545 $249K
Maryland 121 539 $269K
Minnesota 85 472 $248K
Michigan 111 462 $262K
Arizona 105 459 $235K
South Carolina 105 454 $201K
Virginia 87 375 $188K
Indiana 75 306 $133K
Washington 63 289 $123K
Missouri 53 282 $121K
Oregon 62 277 $148K
Colorado 68 275 $147K
Kentucky 49 269 $98.8K
Tennessee 53 258 $111K
Alabama 54 258 $118K
Louisiana 54 244 $98.7K
Maine 45 243 $128K
New Hampshire 40 199 $107K
Utah 24 189 $80.8K
Iowa 28 184 $70.7K
Oklahoma 36 183 $90.1K
Vermont 19 151 $73.5K
Nevada 36 150 $72.5K
West Virginia 21 134 $55.3K
Hawaii 36 116 $65.4K
Idaho 21 108 $43.9K
Nebraska 19 101 $56K
Mississippi 18 100 $42.6K
New Mexico 27 95 $45.7K
Arkansas 23 91 $44K
Delaware 20 89 $51.5K
Rhode Island 18 83 $44.4K
Kansas 19 79 $38.4K
Montana 73 $28.1K
North Dakota 44 $21K
Alaska 13 37 $18.6K
South Dakota 36 $16.5K
District of Columbia 12 26 $14.6K
Wyoming 24 $11.6K
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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