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ALPRAZOLAM XR

ALPRAZOLAM

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Xanax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

19.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1073 of 3362

$766K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1390 of 3362

5,825
Patients

Rank: 1069 of 3362

5,168
Prescribers

Rank: 1027 of 3362

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73%

of people say

it's worth it

54%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,081

2011

4,164

2012

18.6K

2013

19.2K

2014

15.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$260K

2011

$250K

2012

$917K

2013

$766K

2014

$516K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$49

2011

$40

2012

$49

2013

$44

2014

$49

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
New York 594 2,249 $92.1K
North Carolina 414 1,602 $56.2K
Texas 499 1,440 $54.4K
Indiana 329 1,077 $44.7K
Pennsylvania 303 1,029 $38.7K
California 357 999 $40.3K
Florida 377 955 $35.9K
Tennessee 227 785 $28.9K
Michigan 271 755 $33.2K
New Jersey 254 697 $26.6K
Ohio 191 595 $27.4K
Virginia 146 553 $26.3K
Connecticut 137 519 $20.8K
South Carolina 155 488 $18.7K
Louisiana 113 436 $15.9K
Maryland 123 434 $17K
Georgia 129 431 $15.6K
Kentucky 82 309 $14.2K
Illinois 102 269 $10.2K
Vermont 40 243 $12.4K
Arizona 86 231 $9,584
Missouri 81 227 $10.9K
Massachusetts 73 215 $10.7K
Oregon 77 214 $7,924
Washington 63 198 $8,293
Wisconsin 49 198 $7,682
Minnesota 39 188 $6,704
Colorado 63 187 $7,893
Alabama 73 184 $7,084
Kansas 47 169 $7,500
Oklahoma 62 159 $7,428
Nebraska 35 133 $7,493
West Virginia 35 123 $6,008
Maine 25 120 $3,019
Mississippi 35 117 $4,712
Arkansas 19 82 $3,339
Utah 20 79 $2,436
Nevada 31 71 $2,758
Alaska 16 62 $1,749
Iowa 13 60 $1,387
District of Columbia 15 54 $1,323
North Dakota 50 $2,142
New Hampshire 21 44 $1,523
Hawaii 16 34 $1,542
Delaware 29 $1,071
Montana 24 $888
South Dakota 24 $393
Rhode Island 19 $991
New Mexico 17 $638
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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