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METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Medrol (Methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that's similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

13.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1193 of 3362

$192K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1877 of 3362

9,928
Patients

Rank: 936 of 3362

2,871
Prescribers

Rank: 1240 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

15.7K

2011

5,731

2012

8,722

2013

13.4K

2014

11.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$214K

2011

$77.3K

2012

$125K

2013

$192K

2014

$159K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$4

2011

$3

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$4

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
Florida 613 747 $14.2K
Kentucky 326 609 $7,431
Texas 413 593 $8,751
New York 314 401 $10K
Michigan 262 371 $6,328
Indiana 219 360 $4,062
Ohio 238 346 $7,056
Alabama 222 343 $4,546
Tennessee 222 332 $4,011
South Carolina 172 296 $3,449
Missouri 188 284 $3,718
New Jersey 210 274 $5,754
Pennsylvania 182 249 $5,040
Louisiana 194 248 $2,767
California 166 235 $4,219
Mississippi 116 201 $2,246
Arkansas 155 193 $2,339
Georgia 134 189 $2,258
Oklahoma 121 177 $2,910
Kansas 128 173 $2,258
Illinois 118 150 $2,663
North Carolina 129 147 $2,128
Virginia 109 128 $1,980
West Virginia 63 97 $1,347
Washington 88 97 $1,719
Maryland 68 82 $1,387
Massachusetts 51 68 $1,939
Wyoming 30 66 $610
Arizona 44 57 $729
Nebraska 34 45 $618
Iowa 31 34 $452
Utah 26 33 $552
Colorado 28 31 $895
Connecticut 24 26 $511
Maine 22 25 $256
New Hampshire 20 23 $227
Minnesota 16 21 $223
South Dakota 14 17 $253
Wisconsin 12 15 $272
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDUARDO IBARRA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled558

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

LIVIA BERMUDEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled468

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE PUIG RIVERA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled281

DORADO

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO PINERO PEREIRA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled254

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled239

LARES

Puerto Rico

ERIC ORTIZ - LLAVONA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled131

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JOSE APONTE PAGAN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled129

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

GURABO

Puerto Rico

LILLIAN BEZARES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled104

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RAMON SY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled104

MANNING

South Carolina

CARLOS JASSIR M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled102

ORLANDO

Florida

PATRICK SHEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

RENSSELAER

Indiana

ROBERT GUNNELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

GRANT

Michigan

RAPHY GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled94

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MIRIAM RIVERA SERRANO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled88

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JUAN RIOS FUENTES M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled87

MANATI

Puerto Rico

IGNACIO CALVO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled83

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS PEREZ SEMIDEI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled82

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

MIAMI

Florida

RANDALL LEDUC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

DILLSBORO

Indiana

ELENA VELAZQUEZ DOCTOR RHEUMATOLOGY

Rheumatology

Claims Filled70

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM POWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

ALBANY

Kentucky

THOMAS FONTENOT M.D,

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

JOSEPH FETTO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled58

NEW YORK

New York