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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 2015

107K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 660 of 3395

$1.26M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1635 of 3395

23,239
Patients

Rank: 712 of 3395

17,877
Prescribers

Rank: 647 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

169K

2011

184K

2012

182K

2013

156K

2014

107K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.88M

2011

$3M

2012

$2.81M

2013

$2.05M

2014

$1.26M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$43

2011

$42

2012

$38

2013

$37

2014

$29

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,920 8,707 $103K
Texas 2,171 8,486 $106K
Ohio 1,071 5,081 $59.7K
Florida 1,124 4,355 $52.8K
North Carolina 967 4,350 $48.4K
Pennsylvania 879 4,296 $46.7K
New York 819 4,150 $49.3K
Michigan 990 3,790 $47.8K
Missouri 750 3,634 $41.5K
Louisiana 686 3,370 $36.2K
Minnesota 585 3,226 $38K
South Carolina 658 3,084 $31.7K
Virginia 672 2,969 $36.1K
Wisconsin 526 2,808 $35.1K
Georgia 775 2,802 $31.2K
Illinois 577 2,600 $32.8K
Indiana 532 2,461 $32.2K
Oregon 431 2,340 $25K
Tennessee 558 2,246 $27.4K
Massachusetts 398 2,207 $25.9K
Alabama 570 2,160 $21.8K
Mississippi 529 2,014 $20.4K
Oklahoma 496 2,007 $28.2K
Kentucky 438 1,928 $21.7K
Washington 410 1,831 $21.1K
Maine 289 1,496 $16.6K
Arkansas 317 1,462 $16K
Kansas 293 1,426 $19.3K
Iowa 250 1,418 $16K
Colorado 279 1,391 $16.5K
New Jersey 289 1,245 $14.2K
Maryland 267 1,147 $16.9K
West Virginia 307 1,134 $15K
Arizona 265 1,073 $12.8K
Idaho 193 917 $9,694
Nebraska 132 798 $7,499
Utah 157 726 $9,364
Connecticut 128 686 $8,026
New Hampshire 112 577 $5,661
New Mexico 140 577 $8,702
South Dakota 72 514 $5,939
Montana 119 484 $5,248
Vermont 72 367 $4,030
Rhode Island 65 357 $4,828
Nevada 99 297 $5,266
North Dakota 45 281 $2,645
Delaware 59 256 $3,557
Wyoming 49 212 $2,103
Hawaii 56 167 $2,815
Alaska 15 98 $1,498
District of Columbia 25 78 $949
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 GUANFACINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL RIDNER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled91

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

DAVID SIBLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled79

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CHARLES HENSLEIGH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Alabama

JAMES CRUMB M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

MOBILE

Alabama

AMY BARNARD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled54

TUCSON

Arizona

NORMAN PLEDGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ROBERT CHEEK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CHARLES CLOGSTON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled93

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LORI MASON PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled74

PARADISE

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled68

LOS ANGELES

California

DEBRA HERRERA N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled207

OXNARD

California

MICHAEL MOSKOWITZ M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled82

SAUSALITO

California

JAMES GLOVER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

CHICO

California

WILLIAM VOLLERO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

SANTA BARBARA

California

ELENA RAPOPORT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

SACRAMENTO

California

JOEL LONG DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

CHICO

California

ROMEO MARIANO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

MONTEREY

California

DALPINDER SANDHU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled56

FRESNO

California

JERRY BRUNS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

OXNARD

California

MICHAEL LITTLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

PARADISE

California

IMRAN KHAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

REDDING

California

WAYNE HOPPE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled109

BURLINGTON

Colorado

BARRY SOBEL MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled65

GRAND JUNCTION

Colorado

GEORGE ATHEY M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled76

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

CRAIG STEMMER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

BOCA RATON

Florida