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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
EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled185

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ALICJA RAFALOWSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

KHUE VU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

WESTMINSTER

California

TAO DUONG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled70

WESTMINSTER

California

VINH-KHIEM NGUYEN-PHUOC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled67

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSEPH NGUYEN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

WESTMINSTER

California

THERESA THANH NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

WESTMINSTER

California

FLORIAN RADER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled69

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

KENT KUNZE M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

STEPHEN NEAL D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

WAYNESBURG

Pennsylvania

AMANDA DOWNS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

WATKINSVILLE

Georgia

EMIL BUKHER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled147

WATERVILLE

Maine

SYED HUSSAIN MD.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

WASHINGTON PARK

Illinois

JUDITH DAVIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

WALNUT CREEK

California

KAREN PAJARI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

VIRGINIA

Minnesota

TZONKO MILEV MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled86

TUPELO

Mississippi

KEVIN STEICHEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

TULSA

Oklahoma

AMY BARNARD NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled92

TUCSON

Arizona

LARRY JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

TOLEDO

Ohio

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled89

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

GEORG COUTURIER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled64

THE VILLAGES

Florida

ROBERT HENSLEY D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled98

TAHLEQUAH

Oklahoma

RICHARD COLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

STUART

Virginia

WILLIS HOYT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

COLBY WANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri