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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.02M
Medicare Part D Claims
$31.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 116,729 $2.43M
Florida 101,980 $1.87M
Ohio 94,362 $1.89M
Kentucky 81,244 $1.52M
Georgia 76,834 $1.38M
Tennessee 71,792 $1.34M
Alabama 69,805 $1.13M
North Carolina 65,527 $1.32M
California 49,672 $1.35M
Mississippi 47,922 $765K
Missouri 47,540 $967K
New York 44,039 $1.13M
Indiana 41,976 $961K
Pennsylvania 40,968 $1.04M
Louisiana 39,882 $703K
South Carolina 34,043 $737K
Oklahoma 32,874 $725K
Arkansas 32,836 $607K
Illinois 32,337 $739K
Michigan 31,378 $748K
Virginia 30,767 $648K
West Virginia 25,438 $474K
Wisconsin 25,301 $584K
Massachusetts 22,951 $565K
New Jersey 21,360 $446K
Washington 18,844 $423K
Minnesota 17,242 $388K
Oregon 16,931 $355K
Colorado 15,752 $408K
Arizona 14,960 $360K
Kansas 14,235 $321K
Puerto Rico 13,103 $183K
Nevada 11,797 $235K
Iowa 11,559 $231K
Utah 10,437 $215K
Connecticut 9,853 $245K
Maryland 9,387 $242K
Nebraska 7,674 $159K
New Mexico 7,145 $149K
Idaho 6,606 $164K
New Hampshire 6,141 $134K
Maine 5,802 $137K
Delaware 5,416 $127K
Montana 5,026 $116K
Alaska 3,252 $77.6K
Vermont 3,062 $69.1K
Rhode Island 2,749 $65.5K
South Dakota 2,366 $45.5K
North Dakota 2,294 $45.4K
Wyoming 1,563 $36.8K
Hawaii 1,509 $38K
District of Columbia 495 $11.4K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
ROBERT WINDSOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,612

MARIETTA

Georgia

LORN MILLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,057

JASPER

Alabama

PAUL MURATTA D.O.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,697

GADSDEN

Alabama

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,546

ALBANY

Georgia

SUK KIM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,336

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ROSS ANDREASSEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,315

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

FRANK LOPEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,273

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,237

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JOHN GILBERT MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled1,173

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RICHARD LINGREEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,146

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled1,065

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FAROUK RAQUIB MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,040

WINFIELD

Alabama

PETER TSAI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,006

COAL GROVE

Ohio

SU MIN KO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled973

FAIRFAX

Virginia

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled924

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

AARON CALODNEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled852

TYLER

Texas

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled804

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ABDUL NAUSHAD M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled791

FESTUS

Missouri

JOSEPH GLAZIER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled791

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

ORLANDO ALFONSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled789

CHICAGO

Illinois

KEVIN COYLE MB BCH BAO LRCPSI

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled783

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled777

BEAUMONT

Texas

DONNA DAVIS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled776

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

MICHAEL DOLE MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled773

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled753

MOBILE

Alabama