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AMBIEN

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Ambien (Zolpidem) 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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

32.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 932 of 3362

$12.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 747 of 3362

6,726
Patients

Rank: 1029 of 3362

7,363
Prescribers

Rank: 910 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,098 6,584 $2.2M
California 803 3,321 $1.36M
New Jersey 573 2,455 $1.12M
Florida 542 2,182 $953K
Texas 431 1,892 $777K
Pennsylvania 295 1,424 $576K
Massachusetts 175 934 $375K
Wisconsin 132 862 $315K
Illinois 171 842 $331K
North Carolina 176 791 $306K
Ohio 156 708 $286K
Connecticut 142 682 $277K
Maryland 114 657 $250K
Georgia 151 607 $230K
Minnesota 109 600 $274K
Michigan 142 532 $252K
Arizona 127 517 $220K
Virginia 101 404 $173K
South Carolina 82 394 $165K
Tennessee 82 374 $129K
Colorado 89 358 $150K
Washington 71 354 $130K
Oregon 77 330 $143K
Louisiana 78 315 $114K
Indiana 71 314 $128K
Missouri 56 309 $130K
Alabama 70 304 $112K
Maine 48 257 $111K
Kentucky 47 241 $81.6K
Iowa 32 212 $71K
Utah 28 191 $75.4K
Oklahoma 35 189 $74.2K
Nevada 42 186 $77.9K
Hawaii 51 182 $73.2K
Nebraska 29 175 $89.6K
New Hampshire 38 172 $74K
Vermont 24 170 $65.7K
West Virginia 30 167 $61.2K
Kansas 26 135 $59K
New Mexico 31 118 $49.1K
Rhode Island 17 118 $51.6K
Arkansas 27 114 $50.4K
Mississippi 19 92 $37.5K
Delaware 14 85 $33.1K
Idaho 17 82 $27.9K
Montana 14 72 $22.2K
District of Columbia 21 66 $25.5K
North Dakota 62 $23.3K
Alaska 15 56 $23.7K
Wyoming 30 $11.4K
South Dakota 29 $11.9K
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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