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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.76M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 89 of 3395

$110M
Retail Cost

Rank: 243 of 3395

1,011,808
Patients

Rank: 92 of 3395

197,828
Prescribers

Rank: 115 of 3395

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81%

of people say

it's worth it

73%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Baclofen Diazepam Flexeril Soma

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.5M

2011

1.99M

2012

2.58M

2013

3.21M

2014

3.76M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.1M

2011

$42.7M

2012

$78.8M

2013

$104M

2014

$110M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$25

2011

$23

2012

$25

2013

$26

2014

$27

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 97,385 325,005 $9.36M
Florida 93,488 301,289 $8.29M
Ohio 55,636 212,116 $6.74M
Georgia 50,299 192,417 $4.67M
Tennessee 46,044 182,853 $4.95M
Alabama 44,926 174,600 $4.74M
North Carolina 44,198 164,522 $4.72M
Kentucky 31,574 139,015 $4.06M
California 38,663 130,787 $4.45M
New York 38,358 126,618 $4.61M
Missouri 30,403 116,691 $3.22M
Louisiana 26,996 102,264 $3.07M
Pennsylvania 25,244 96,603 $3.58M
Indiana 24,466 96,383 $3.21M
Michigan 25,832 90,869 $3.78M
Mississippi 22,613 89,988 $2.12M
Arkansas 20,513 83,870 $2.04M
South Carolina 21,330 76,446 $2.19M
Oklahoma 19,461 74,425 $2.19M
Virginia 19,719 71,285 $2.23M
Illinois 19,662 68,092 $2.16M
Wisconsin 19,244 68,087 $1.97M
Arizona 20,006 66,408 $1.86M
Washington 17,250 60,897 $1.64M
New Jersey 14,630 47,720 $1.47M
Oregon 12,146 46,733 $1.32M
Massachusetts 12,665 45,966 $1.35M
Colorado 11,417 39,816 $1.12M
Minnesota 11,347 39,552 $1.31M
West Virginia 9,029 38,959 $1.07M
Nevada 10,710 36,721 $1.02M
Kansas 9,047 35,477 $1.14M
Maryland 9,185 30,937 $1.06M
Iowa 7,529 28,150 $745K
Utah 6,211 25,024 $697K
New Mexico 6,287 19,657 $663K
Connecticut 5,292 19,614 $681K
Idaho 4,335 17,225 $500K
Nebraska 4,030 16,886 $451K
Delaware 3,591 12,302 $414K
New Hampshire 3,062 12,074 $395K
Maine 2,995 11,303 $410K
Montana 2,195 9,259 $259K
Rhode Island 1,927 6,559 $151K
North Dakota 1,560 5,953 $163K
Alaska 1,196 5,537 $167K
South Dakota 1,308 5,409 $140K
Vermont 1,275 4,673 $137K
Hawaii 1,298 3,694 $106K
Wyoming 890 3,299 $96.1K
District of Columbia 757 2,046 $65.5K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 Filled3,443

LAUREL

Mississippi

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled3,088

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,592

ALBANY

Georgia

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,270

BEAUMONT

Texas

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled2,163

GADSDEN

Alabama

RAMAKRISHNA SETTIPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,952

GULFPORT

Mississippi

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,858

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

FRED CHIU M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,619

TERRYTOWN

Louisiana

RICHARD LINGREEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,593

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

LILLIAN BEZARES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,511

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

HECTOR CASES MAYORAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,501

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

PAVAN TELANG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,470

FLORENCE

Alabama

JORGE MUNDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,470

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

OLUSEYI OGUNDIMU M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,414

SULLIVAN

Missouri

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,401

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,351

TIFTON

Georgia

GREGORY SLAGLE MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,346

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

JOSEPH GLAZIER MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,288

SOUTH BEND

Indiana

FRED DEFRANCESCH MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,287

LA PLACE

Louisiana

SHAUKAT CHOWDHARI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,263

TAMPA

Florida

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,252

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

SADIQ SOHANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

DALTON

Georgia

FRANK LOPEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,224

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

THOMAS MARTIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,210

HOOVER

Alabama

VIVEK BARCLAY MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,202

LAUREL

Mississippi