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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
KOCHUPARAMPIL VARGHESE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

DESOTO

Texas

CAROL WESTER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled94

MATTAPOISETT

Massachusetts

GARY BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled93

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

LESLIE SPRY M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled93

LINCOLN

Nebraska

MATTHEW LENZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled92

HOUSTON

Texas

RICHARD RENKA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled91

RAPID CITY

South Dakota

MATTHEW LAMBERT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled91

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

TROY CAPPLEMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled91

RIPLEY

Mississippi

CHARLES CLOGSTON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ANDREW NAUMOFF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

ORRVILLE

Ohio

TIMOTHY MATHIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ARLENE RICHARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

OPELOUSAS

Louisiana

USHA PERI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled89

DALLAS

Texas

SONJI BOYD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

CLEVELAND

Ohio

WILLIAM COOK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

TULSA

Oklahoma

WINSTON EDWARDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JULIO UGARTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

THE VILLAGES

Florida

SCOTT LISSE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL WEBB M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

EUGENE

Oregon

JOSE COLON MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled87

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

GEORGE LI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled86

HOUSTON

Texas

TIMOTHY WEIRICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

DECATUR

Alabama

ALBERT DALLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

CLEBURNE

Texas

VICTOR ECHENIQUE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled86

SLIDELL

Louisiana

JOHN ALLEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan