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GUANFACINE HCL

Tenex (Guanfacine) 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 (Guanfacine) 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 2014

156K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 579 of 3362

$2.05M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1213 of 3362

29,973
Patients

Rank: 663 of 3362

21,648
Prescribers

Rank: 600 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 2,976 13,482 $194K
California 2,376 12,048 $160K
Ohio 1,426 7,670 $104K
North Carolina 1,277 6,680 $83K
Florida 1,564 6,374 $89.7K
Pennsylvania 1,070 5,956 $81.1K
New York 1,036 5,738 $69.5K
Michigan 1,280 5,478 $82.9K
Missouri 978 5,286 $67.8K
Georgia 1,061 5,229 $72.3K
Louisiana 833 4,779 $55.4K
Virginia 879 4,587 $59.8K
South Carolina 893 4,243 $50.6K
Illinois 766 4,151 $55.9K
Alabama 820 3,854 $44.6K
Mississippi 703 3,812 $41.2K
Indiana 710 3,801 $54.9K
Wisconsin 632 3,717 $52K
Minnesota 642 3,586 $45.1K
Oklahoma 694 3,277 $48.5K
Tennessee 706 3,274 $44.5K
Kentucky 533 3,006 $36.4K
Oregon 540 2,901 $33.6K
Washington 533 2,594 $32.4K
Massachusetts 464 2,591 $31K
Arkansas 435 2,255 $25.6K
Kansas 367 2,143 $30.3K
West Virginia 423 1,992 $28.5K
Iowa 263 1,857 $23K
Maine 345 1,747 $20.2K
Colorado 323 1,738 $23K
New Jersey 364 1,730 $23.3K
Maryland 329 1,572 $27.9K
Arizona 345 1,518 $20.6K
Idaho 219 1,285 $14.7K
Nebraska 155 983 $10.8K
Utah 198 923 $13.1K
New Mexico 166 824 $12.8K
Connecticut 143 821 $9,302
Montana 130 710 $9,291
New Hampshire 134 704 $7,568
Nevada 145 569 $8,503
South Dakota 75 568 $7,509
Vermont 99 442 $6,063
Rhode Island 81 424 $5,602
Delaware 81 382 $6,833
Hawaii 109 322 $4,788
Wyoming 55 299 $3,212
North Dakota 41 260 $2,986
District of Columbia 28 132 $1,534
Alaska 25 109 $1,965
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 GUANFACINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CAROL LARSEN PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled52

SIOUX FALLS

South Dakota

LEROY VARNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

LANCASTER

Ohio

MARY CASON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

SPOKANE

Washington

STEVEN HADESMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

DETROIT

Michigan

DAVID WEAR PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled53

SALEM

Oregon

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled53

BRYAN

Ohio

MADELYN PARKER FPMHNP

Claims Filled53

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

SANFORD JONES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT DEUTSCH M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled53

ALAMEDA

California

BENJAMIN RUCKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

AUGUSTA

Georgia

RICHARD WALLACE D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled53

LEESBURG

Florida

DOUGLAS HAYNES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

NANCY BRYANT BOARD CERTIFIED FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled53

CHICO

California

CHARLES BRAUCHER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

ATHENS

Georgia

BRUCE WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

PRINEVILLE

Oregon

E. JOHN SAMUEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled53

KINGWOOD

Texas

NATHANIEL KRAVITZ RN, MN, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

SALEM

Oregon

MARY GALONSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

KITTANNING

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY ECK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

ELKHART

Indiana

MINH DO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled54

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOSEPH O'GRADY M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

LLOYD ALTERMAN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled54

BERKELEY HEIGHTS

New Jersey

JOHN JERNIGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ROBERT WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

OPP

Alabama

LARRY JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

TOLEDO

Ohio