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HYDROCODONE/ACETAMINOPHEN

Norco (Hydrocodone / Acetaminophen) is a combination pain medicine. Hydrocodone is an opioid (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Acetaminophen is a non-opioid pain reliever and fever reducer. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Norco

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

185K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 546 of 3362

$11.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 771 of 3362

118,411
Patients

Rank: 387 of 3362

66,464
Prescribers

Rank: 345 of 3362

More info on related drug Norco »

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

10.1K

2011

9,056

2012

68.9K

2013

185K

2014

73.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$960K

2011

$875K

2012

$4.49M

2013

$11.9M

2014

$4.99M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$124

2011

$76

2012

$28

2013

$18

2014

$20

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
California 16,140 28,775 $2.3M
Florida 14,727 19,843 $1.03M
Pennsylvania 8,839 14,046 $944K
Ohio 7,891 13,275 $1.02M
New Jersey 8,608 13,216 $773K
New York 8,267 11,886 $805K
Texas 7,614 10,722 $528K
Illinois 5,618 9,491 $597K
Arizona 6,346 9,018 $532K
Colorado 3,351 5,204 $302K
Michigan 2,804 4,550 $381K
Connecticut 2,830 4,374 $245K
Massachusetts 2,608 4,266 $279K
North Carolina 2,311 3,363 $188K
Virginia 2,115 3,171 $175K
Indiana 1,817 2,995 $190K
Missouri 1,973 2,902 $183K
Washington 1,350 2,052 $129K
Georgia 1,560 2,000 $93.9K
Delaware 1,136 1,812 $117K
Wisconsin 1,092 1,767 $122K
Maryland 1,242 1,733 $98.4K
Minnesota 1,017 1,698 $120K
Oregon 937 1,649 $121K
Louisiana 988 1,554 $87.8K
New Hampshire 662 1,046 $57.5K
Rhode Island 620 1,039 $60.3K
South Carolina 655 941 $54.9K
New Mexico 497 662 $38.8K
Tennessee 462 618 $28.7K
Kentucky 444 600 $32.7K
Nevada 403 578 $35.7K
West Virginia 270 476 $32.2K
Idaho 186 316 $22K
Maine 193 313 $22.7K
District of Columbia 189 268 $15.7K
Arkansas 195 261 $12.8K
Hawaii 199 259 $14.2K
Iowa 152 228 $14.4K
Alabama 124 192 $11.8K
Vermont 96 183 $11.5K
Mississippi 106 164 $8,458
Nebraska 101 135 $7,396
Wyoming 73 124 $6,992
Kansas 102 122 $5,737
Utah 73 120 $9,992
Alaska 75 102 $5,717
Oklahoma 63 101 $5,594
South Dakota 47 75 $5,847
Montana 28 36 $2,110
North Dakota 11 $891
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for VICODIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID CASPER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled121

THE VILLAGES

Florida

PEDRO CARVAJAL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled85

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID BERNAL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled84

PICO RIVERA

California

ERIC BALAGUER MD

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled79

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES DUMAS DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled72

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

MARK ROSEN DDS

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled71

CHICAGO

Illinois

BILJANA KOSTIC M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

BERMUDA DUNES

California

MOHAMED KAOU DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled62

FRESNO

California

ALFRED COOK M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled62

LEESBURG

Florida

RANDY SHEMER D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

ALIQUIPPA

Pennsylvania

FRANCISCO RUBIO M.D.

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled60

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT KENNY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

PHUC VO MD

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled59

LAKELAND

Florida

CAMERON NABAVI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled59

IRVINE

California

NASSER ANI M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled58

HAZLET

New Jersey

JORGE ORBAY-CERRATO MD

Hand Surgery

Claims Filled58

MIAMI

Florida

NATACHA FALCON DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BRUCE MENKOWITZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled56

NORRISTOWN

Pennsylvania

MARK BURNE D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled55

NORTH PORT

Florida

JOHN BRONIKOWSKI DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

LINDEN

New Jersey

MARK BERG DDS

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled55

ST LOUIS

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER CHARBONNET M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled54

GLENDALE

California

MARK LAURON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

APPLE VALLEY

California

JOHN THIEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

LULING

Louisiana

MARK ELLES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

DENVER

Colorado