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TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Tizanidine is in a class of medications called skeletal muscle relaxants. It works by slowing action in the brain and nervous system to allow the muscles to relax. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.58M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 119 of 3238

$78.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 258 of 3238

650,870
Patients

Rank: 118 of 3238

150,625
Prescribers

Rank: 160 of 3238

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Alternatives:

Baclofen Diazepam Flexeril Soma

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 60,106 217,033 $6.75M
Florida 62,857 210,126 $5.8M
Ohio 36,315 149,747 $4.72M
Georgia 33,062 130,792 $3.67M
Tennessee 30,899 124,171 $3.27M
Kentucky 26,039 119,689 $3.46M
Alabama 29,362 119,670 $3.04M
North Carolina 26,858 110,333 $3.32M
California 25,116 89,196 $3.21M
New York 22,595 80,238 $3.3M
Missouri 18,401 77,787 $2.43M
Louisiana 18,931 74,855 $2.03M
Mississippi 17,107 69,050 $1.56M
Indiana 15,982 68,533 $2.44M
Pennsylvania 16,423 67,868 $2.53M
Michigan 16,996 63,757 $2.8M
Arkansas 13,889 57,647 $1.53M
South Carolina 14,318 55,676 $1.67M
Oklahoma 12,944 52,451 $1.54M
Virginia 12,420 47,545 $1.53M
Illinois 12,250 47,230 $1.51M
Wisconsin 10,351 42,339 $1.29M
Washington 9,283 36,014 $1.08M
Massachusetts 8,458 33,940 $1.12M
Arizona 10,222 33,755 $1.13M
Oregon 8,289 32,334 $932K
West Virginia 6,809 31,607 $831K
New Jersey 8,376 30,360 $1.1M
Kansas 6,550 27,106 $949K
Nevada 7,581 26,348 $665K
Minnesota 6,698 26,335 $881K
Colorado 6,383 24,887 $778K
Maryland 4,985 18,535 $704K
Iowa 4,354 18,440 $499K
Utah 4,220 17,561 $513K
Connecticut 3,060 13,480 $525K
Nebraska 2,677 12,295 $376K
New Mexico 3,575 12,017 $386K
Idaho 2,643 10,964 $303K
New Hampshire 2,177 9,144 $340K
Maine 2,069 8,791 $407K
Delaware 2,490 8,747 $287K
Montana 1,655 7,515 $202K
South Dakota 932 4,386 $106K
North Dakota 1,059 4,273 $117K
Alaska 941 4,262 $150K
Vermont 859 3,674 $121K
Rhode Island 917 3,654 $115K
Hawaii 718 2,371 $92.2K
Wyoming 516 2,233 $71.8K
District of Columbia 368 1,145 $42.8K
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 TIZANIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled2,850

LAUREL

Mississippi

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,191

ALBANY

Georgia

OMAR QUILES M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,907

ORLANDO

Florida

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,899

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,637

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,611

STOW

Ohio

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,559

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled1,491

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RICHARD LINGREEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,436

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,434

GADSDEN

Alabama

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,399

MOBILE

Alabama

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,361

MOBILE

Alabama

SUK KIM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,355

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

VICKI SMITH APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,272

MELBOURNE

Florida

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,235

JASPER

Alabama

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,216

HENDERSON

Nevada

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,184

BEAUMONT

Texas

AARON CALODNEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,180

TYLER

Texas

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,176

TIFTON

Georgia

JOSEPH GLAZIER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,128

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,126

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,125

RICHARDSON

Texas

FRANK LOPEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,103

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,084

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri