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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Zolpidem belongs to a class of medications called sedative-hypnotics. It works by slowing activity in the brain to allow sleep. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

11.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 23 of 3238

$81.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 250 of 3238

2,320,706
Patients

Rank: 32 of 3238

374,345
Prescribers

Rank: 29 of 3238

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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 279,029 1,257,366 $9.01M
New York 168,368 908,538 $5.85M
Florida 199,737 885,274 $6.45M
Texas 163,309 766,916 $5.27M
Pennsylvania 94,146 481,350 $3.52M
North Carolina 88,707 459,917 $3.2M
Georgia 79,230 392,959 $2.73M
Ohio 80,910 391,930 $3.43M
New Jersey 69,866 326,785 $2.23M
Tennessee 65,286 323,370 $2.08M
Michigan 71,535 306,798 $2.32M
Illinois 65,877 302,853 $2.26M
Alabama 50,149 270,127 $1.62M
Missouri 48,362 250,800 $1.76M
Virginia 46,081 209,918 $1.71M
Indiana 43,647 209,278 $1.7M
South Carolina 41,127 209,222 $1.4M
Louisiana 40,564 199,817 $1.2M
Massachusetts 38,651 199,260 $1.2M
Arizona 44,948 192,796 $1.64M
Wisconsin 35,223 175,774 $1.39M
Washington 39,683 174,390 $1.09M
Kentucky 33,874 174,215 $1.43M
Oklahoma 30,764 157,840 $1.12M
Arkansas 29,386 152,079 $894K
Colorado 31,581 141,218 $1.09M
Mississippi 27,392 138,867 $834K
Minnesota 29,126 138,753 $1.01M
Connecticut 28,077 137,822 $1.09M
Oregon 27,652 127,772 $773K
Maryland 27,240 122,631 $913K
Iowa 22,095 110,522 $704K
Kansas 21,129 104,620 $766K
Utah 18,533 95,317 $600K
Nevada 21,369 93,002 $617K
West Virginia 17,042 92,605 $619K
Nebraska 12,649 65,541 $437K
New Mexico 13,356 60,765 $490K
Idaho 12,453 59,969 $353K
Maine 10,226 47,214 $358K
Rhode Island 7,936 44,374 $258K
New Hampshire 8,066 38,307 $307K
Montana 7,480 33,042 $214K
Delaware 7,195 32,334 $258K
Hawaii 7,453 29,044 $205K
South Dakota 5,306 25,480 $181K
North Dakota 4,679 22,171 $152K
Vermont 4,294 20,431 $134K
District of Columbia 3,580 14,058 $97K
Wyoming 3,108 13,298 $91.2K
Alaska 2,390 10,243 $73.5K
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 ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FELIX MORRIS M.D.

Claims Filled668

FLORENCE

Alabama

YEVGENIY GOLDMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled668

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ARLENE SULLIVAN ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled667

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled667

ALBANY

Georgia

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled666

LOS ANGELES

California

EFREN MANGUAL-CORDERO M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled665

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled664

ATLANTA

Georgia

ERIC FAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled664

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

ALEXANDER VAYSMAN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled662

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

QUINTON WELDON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

AMERICUS

Georgia

IMRAN SHERIFF M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

RENO

Nevada

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

EL CENTRO

California

RAFAEL CALABRIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled659

SHELBY

North Carolina

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled659

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled658

LOS ANGELES

California

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled657

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FAYZ HUDEFI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled657

BARLING

Arkansas

MARIA ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled654

LYONS

Georgia

HECTOR RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled651

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ISIS SANCHEZ-LONGO DRA

Psychiatry

Claims Filled650

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

KUANG HUANG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled650

MONTEREY PARK

California

BERNARDO GARCIA-GRANDA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled650

MIAMI

Florida

MIGUEL FLORES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled650

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR TORRES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled648

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ANNA POTASH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled648

BROOKLYN

New York