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GUANFACINE HCL

Tenex is a centrally-acting alpha agonist medication. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels. It's not clear how Tenex works in ADHD, but it's used when stimulants haven't worked or can't be used in people. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tenex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

182K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 538 of 3238

$2.81M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1192 of 3238

33,630
Patients

Rank: 605 of 3238

22,840
Prescribers

Rank: 557 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Tenex »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 3,544 17,028 $285K
California 2,867 14,758 $227K
Ohio 1,570 8,673 $142K
North Carolina 1,454 8,383 $123K
Florida 1,769 7,594 $132K
New York 1,087 6,455 $95.4K
Michigan 1,429 6,308 $115K
Pennsylvania 1,143 6,270 $96.2K
Georgia 1,114 6,066 $91.5K
Missouri 1,068 5,968 $90.8K
Alabama 1,137 5,877 $79.3K
Louisiana 967 5,663 $78.9K
Mississippi 883 5,096 $62K
South Carolina 880 4,902 $77.1K
Virginia 929 4,847 $78.7K
Illinois 782 4,424 $70.1K
Indiana 791 4,264 $73.8K
Tennessee 843 4,140 $66.9K
Wisconsin 650 3,819 $60.1K
Oklahoma 772 3,787 $60.3K
Oregon 622 3,683 $50.2K
Kentucky 614 3,558 $52.6K
Minnesota 653 3,366 $46.8K
Washington 637 3,117 $46.2K
Arkansas 511 3,035 $39.1K
Kansas 406 2,450 $39.7K
Massachusetts 387 2,380 $32.9K
West Virginia 442 2,106 $34.5K
Iowa 329 2,078 $27.8K
Arizona 385 1,979 $32.8K
New Jersey 401 1,889 $32.1K
Colorado 336 1,713 $28K
Idaho 288 1,669 $22.2K
Maryland 326 1,556 $31K
Maine 307 1,464 $21K
Utah 247 1,232 $18.7K
Nebraska 187 1,158 $15.7K
New Mexico 201 957 $17.1K
Hawaii 172 868 $12.5K
Connecticut 141 840 $11K
Nevada 215 838 $14.3K
Montana 144 783 $11.3K
New Hampshire 122 668 $9,750
South Dakota 85 575 $8,642
Vermont 87 447 $7,231
Rhode Island 61 398 $5,351
Delaware 67 362 $7,638
North Dakota 51 284 $3,242
Wyoming 48 279 $3,241
Alaska 24 122 $2,246
District of Columbia 23 116 $1,677
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 GUANFACINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PEDRO KAREH-CORDERO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled456

CAQUAS

Puerto Rico

HERBERT VANDENBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled455

RUSTON

Louisiana

JAMES WELLS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled342

TUCKER

Georgia

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

ADA

Oklahoma

JAMES CRUMB M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled264

MOBILE

Alabama

ROBERT CHEEK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled247

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled240

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

PHILIP MELLEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

MICHAEL LITTLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled225

PARADISE

California

THANH NGUYEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled205

GARDEN GROVE

California

WAYNE HOPPE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled201

BURLINGTON

Colorado

KELVIN CALLAWAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

FLINT

Michigan

HRISHIKESH GHANEKAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled189

QUINCY

Illinois

LOAN NGO M.D.

Claims Filled187

WESTMINSTER

California

JUSTIN LAMONDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

MOBERLY

Missouri

FRED STELSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled182

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

DONALD ORWICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

SALEM

Oregon

JOEL LONG DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled175

CHICO

California

ROBERT RUSCHE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

THUY PHAM M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

LOS ANGELES

California

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled167

WESTMINSTER

California

AMY BARNARD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled167

TUCSON

Arizona

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled162

LOS ANGELES

California

ALBERT HORN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled160

HOUSTON

Mississippi

GEORGE BEALE MD FACC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

ASHLAND

Alabama