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PRAZOSIN HCL

Prazosin is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

527K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 334 of 3395

$16.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 768 of 3395

97,351
Patients

Rank: 424 of 3395

60,138
Prescribers

Rank: 370 of 3395

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46%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

261K

2011

306K

2012

375K

2013

442K

2014

527K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.93M

2011

$5.28M

2012

$6.67M

2013

$10.1M

2014

$16.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$45

2011

$41

2012

$40

2013

$47

2014

$55

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,147 43,128 $1.97M
Washington 5,940 35,223 $1.11M
Massachusetts 5,230 27,407 $695K
New York 4,439 22,031 $757K
Texas 4,660 20,566 $633K
Missouri 3,357 20,039 $469K
Pennsylvania 3,812 19,703 $606K
Florida 4,568 19,393 $648K
Ohio 3,701 19,080 $559K
North Carolina 3,531 17,433 $512K
Arizona 3,160 16,912 $449K
Oregon 3,029 16,480 $522K
Minnesota 2,792 14,943 $522K
Illinois 2,699 13,739 $454K
Indiana 2,298 12,508 $349K
Wisconsin 2,297 12,262 $455K
Michigan 2,535 12,008 $422K
Tennessee 2,531 11,776 $362K
Colorado 2,114 10,348 $450K
Oklahoma 1,867 9,598 $271K
New Mexico 1,917 9,465 $328K
Kentucky 1,651 8,136 $238K
Maine 1,452 8,120 $218K
Georgia 1,715 7,692 $231K
Connecticut 1,401 7,512 $181K
Virginia 1,544 7,205 $225K
New Jersey 1,506 6,919 $230K
Kansas 1,252 6,794 $184K
Iowa 1,191 6,759 $209K
Idaho 1,138 6,298 $185K
Arkansas 1,248 6,143 $178K
Maryland 1,266 5,752 $212K
South Carolina 1,121 5,443 $143K
New Hampshire 971 5,377 $132K
Louisiana 1,122 5,164 $151K
Alabama 1,209 5,155 $173K
Rhode Island 925 5,103 $124K
Nebraska 824 4,824 $131K
Utah 950 4,777 $140K
Montana 685 3,948 $112K
West Virginia 762 3,864 $104K
Nevada 747 3,349 $102K
Vermont 545 2,957 $98.5K
Hawaii 510 2,651 $98.5K
Alaska 310 2,635 $58.6K
Mississippi 536 2,634 $87.3K
South Dakota 347 2,208 $66.9K
North Dakota 291 1,595 $55.6K
Wyoming 217 1,087 $31.4K
Delaware 212 946 $28K
District of Columbia 240 856 $19.7K
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 PRAZOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBBIE NEBEKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled164

CORVALLIS

Oregon

DANIEL PITTS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled164

RICHLAND

Washington

WILLIAM LOFTHOUSE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled163

YREKA

California

PAMELA VERGARA-RODRIGUEZ MD

Claims Filled163

CHICAGO

Illinois

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled163

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

MAHINDA JAYARATNA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled163

LONG BEACH

California

MARIO CRUZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled162

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

KARL MARKU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled162

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

GREGORY SIDELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled161

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

SAMUEL FADARE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled161

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

STEPHANIE BRADY PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled160

PRESCOTT VALLEY

Arizona

FATTEN ELKOMY FMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled160

FULTON

Missouri

STEVEN ANDREWS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled159

WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Wisconsin

SHAHBAZ KHAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ANTHONY LEWIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

PORT SAINT LUCIE

Florida

ALEX WILLS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled156

BOISE

Idaho

SUBHADEEP BARMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

WAUKESHA

Wisconsin

JOSEPH LASEK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled155

BURLINGTON

Vermont

SCOTT EMERSON DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

SYLVA

North Carolina

ILEANA BERMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

TAUNTON

Massachusetts

ROOPA SETHI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

ROANOKE

Virginia

MEI TYAN ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled152

SEATTLE

Washington

GAIL FAUST NP

Clinical Child Adolescent Psychologist

Claims Filled152

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

SURENDRA CHAGANTI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHARLES THOMAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri