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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
ROBERTO PEREZ-GUTIERREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled78

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARTA DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

JOSE COLON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled87

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

PEDRO KAREH-CORDERO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled456

CAQUAS

Puerto Rico

DANA IDEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

CASPER

Wyoming

JOHN MARTINI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

RACINE

Wisconsin

CHRISTINA STANGA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled58

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

RANDALL CULLEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

MADISON

Wisconsin

JOSEPH O'GRADY M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

ANJAN GUPTA MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled132

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DAVID SCHLAGEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

STEVEN CORDER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled71

WHEELING

West Virginia

DANA MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

SAMMAR ATASSI M.D.

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

West Virginia

WILLIAM HARRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled126

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

SALWA LABIB MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled103

EVERETT

Washington

NATHANAEL CARDON DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled85

ANACORTES

Washington

MARY CASON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled65

SPOKANE

Washington

MARTIN STARKMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled57

RICHMOND

Virginia

ROBERT VRANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled112

FREDERICKSBURG

Virginia

BRENDA RAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

NORMAN HOLDEN M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

FARMVILLE

Virginia

RAMAKRISHNAN SHENOY M.D.

Neurodevelopmental Disabilities

Claims Filled98

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

WAYNE HORNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

FLOYD

Virginia

LLOYD KELLAM MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled108

NASSAWADOX

Virginia