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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 2014

3.21M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 98 of 3362

$104M
Retail Cost

Rank: 232 of 3362

838,837
Patients

Rank: 102 of 3362

177,314
Prescribers

Rank: 134 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

71%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Baclofen Diazepam Flexeril Soma

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 79,696 276,952 $8.83M
Florida 79,438 259,940 $7.45M
Ohio 44,938 177,317 $6.17M
Tennessee 40,097 161,278 $4.51M
Georgia 41,690 160,737 $4.39M
Alabama 38,202 150,865 $4.4M
North Carolina 35,157 138,004 $4.38M
Kentucky 27,810 129,438 $4.02M
California 31,935 110,700 $4.17M
New York 32,566 108,863 $4.58M
Missouri 24,545 98,093 $3.09M
Louisiana 23,229 88,054 $2.73M
Pennsylvania 21,816 85,483 $3.52M
Indiana 20,374 83,632 $3.12M
Mississippi 19,886 80,590 $2M
Michigan 20,649 77,200 $3.73M
Arkansas 17,045 70,794 $1.91M
South Carolina 18,391 68,950 $2.09M
Oklahoma 16,353 64,563 $2.09M
Virginia 15,636 58,462 $1.93M
Illinois 15,965 57,892 $2.07M
Wisconsin 14,766 55,294 $1.78M
Arizona 16,243 52,501 $1.7M
Washington 13,551 49,890 $1.55M
Oregon 10,454 41,298 $1.28M
New Jersey 11,902 40,003 $1.51M
Massachusetts 10,317 39,392 $1.35M
West Virginia 7,750 35,338 $1M
Minnesota 9,014 33,553 $1.2M
Colorado 8,981 32,314 $985K
Kansas 7,840 31,971 $1.08M
Nevada 9,063 31,480 $822K
Maryland 7,149 25,389 $1.02M
Iowa 5,974 23,605 $671K
Utah 5,283 21,502 $675K
Connecticut 4,166 16,391 $672K
New Mexico 5,219 16,343 $592K
Idaho 3,612 14,476 $472K
Nebraska 3,398 14,374 $452K
New Hampshire 2,639 10,785 $376K
Delaware 2,984 10,775 $378K
Maine 2,517 10,069 $434K
Montana 1,804 7,926 $242K
Alaska 1,105 5,408 $206K
North Dakota 1,238 5,044 $151K
South Dakota 1,101 4,792 $126K
Rhode Island 1,308 4,764 $146K
Vermont 1,069 4,250 $147K
Hawaii 891 2,734 $97.3K
Wyoming 680 2,716 $102K
District of Columbia 562 1,643 $64.2K
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 TIZANIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled3,332

LAUREL

Mississippi

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,603

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,475

ALBANY

Georgia

HISHAM HAKIM MDMPH

Specialist

Claims Filled2,394

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FRED CHIU M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,751

TERRYTOWN

Louisiana

JOSE GOMEZ-CORTES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,660

CORAL GABLES

Florida

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,656

KENNETT

Missouri

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,642

BEAUMONT

Texas

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,577

MOBILE

Alabama

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,575

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,497

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

RICHARD LINGREEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,487

FRANKFORT

Kentucky

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,478

MOBILE

Alabama

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,410

TIFTON

Georgia

RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,392

HENDERSON

Nevada

SUK KIM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,362

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

JORGE MUNDO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,357

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,327

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,311

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

SHAUKAT CHOWDHARI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,301

TAMPA

Florida

SADIQ SOHANI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,210

DALTON

Georgia

GUANG YANG M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,175

FAIRLAWN

Ohio

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,145

GADSDEN

Alabama

FRANK LOPEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,142

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

SRINIVAS SUNKAVALLY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,105

LIVINGSTON

Texas