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TRAMADOL HCL

Ultram (Tramadol) is an atypical opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tramadol

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

1,904
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1872 of 3362

$576K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1649 of 3362

768
Patients

Rank: 1789 of 3362

594
Prescribers

Rank: 1855 of 3362

More info on related drug Tramadol »

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of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

1,737

2013

1,904

2014

1,508

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$478K

2013

$576K

2014

$592K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$126

2013

$142

2014

$182

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 Jersey 166 406 $117K
Texas 93 204 $58.5K
New York 68 160 $46.8K
Florida 66 149 $47.8K
Pennsylvania 47 136 $46.5K
California 49 112 $31.8K
Ohio 35 111 $26.8K
Virginia 30 77 $22.3K
Maryland 34 75 $30.8K
North Carolina 28 73 $21.1K
Connecticut 21 67 $25.8K
Indiana 16 45 $10.4K
Arizona 11 41 $12K
Missouri 13 37 $13.2K
Massachusetts 36 $8,357
Tennessee 11 33 $10.9K
Louisiana 25 $6,758
Georgia 12 17 $4,721
Wisconsin 14 $5,360
Michigan 13 $4,232
South Carolina 11 $4,497
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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for CONZIP

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

DEEPAK RAHEJA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled56

CLEVELAND

Ohio