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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
KOCHUPARAMPIL VARGHESE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

DESOTO

Texas

SYED HUSSAIN MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

WASHINGTON PARK

Illinois

JACK NOBLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled72

BASTROP

Louisiana

D HENRY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled72

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PAUL GULLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

ELKIN

North Carolina

SCOTT LISSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled71

HOUSTON

Texas

KENNETH GILBERT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled70

WESTMINSTER

California

MURPHY MARTIN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled70

JACKSON

Mississippi

MATTHEW KOCH MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled70

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

MATTHEW LENZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

HOUSTON

Texas

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

DOVER

New Hampshire

EMILY GIBBONS APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled69

GASTONIA

North Carolina

STEPHEN SHIRLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

NEW ALBANY

Mississippi

FLORIAN RADER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled69

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

DANTE RICHARDSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

PARKSLEY

Virginia

VALERY KUZNETSOV M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled69

BROOKLYN

New York

WESLEY DRIGGERS MD, PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled69

PORT ORANGE

Florida

GREGORY SELLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

DELPHOS

Ohio

COLBY WANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

MICHAEL WEBB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

EUGENE

Oregon

RICHARD COLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

STUART

Virginia

DONALD ATKINSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

DAVID HAMILTON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled67

COLUMBUS

Indiana

KAREN PAJARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

VIRGINIA

Minnesota