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TRAMADOL HCL ER

TRAMADOL HCL

Ultram (tramadol) is an 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 2015

160K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 577 of 3395

$21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 691 of 3395

40,955
Patients

Rank: 578 of 3395

32,393
Prescribers

Rank: 502 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

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

111K

2011

127K

2012

159K

2013

165K

2014

160K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.4M

2011

$19.3M

2012

$25.3M

2013

$25.4M

2014

$21M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$107

2011

$136

2012

$132

2013

$120

2014

$131

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 4,276 15,231 $1.85M
New York 3,152 12,289 $1.43M
California 3,275 11,530 $1.51M
Florida 3,325 10,666 $1.62M
Pennsylvania 2,374 9,412 $1.3M
North Carolina 1,683 6,902 $880K
Ohio 1,611 6,801 $943K
Alabama 1,384 6,708 $781K
Michigan 1,732 6,086 $925K
New Jersey 1,563 5,406 $705K
Illinois 1,356 5,100 $635K
Georgia 1,302 4,734 $623K
Tennessee 1,044 4,424 $519K
Virginia 947 3,650 $476K
Maryland 926 3,295 $458K
Indiana 789 3,181 $436K
Arizona 941 3,158 $390K
South Carolina 776 3,045 $369K
Missouri 608 2,626 $359K
Colorado 607 2,422 $301K
Oklahoma 625 2,385 $450K
Oregon 487 2,322 $316K
Kentucky 452 2,191 $318K
Louisiana 567 2,150 $266K
Connecticut 574 2,045 $251K
Washington 477 1,951 $265K
Wisconsin 448 1,850 $269K
Massachusetts 420 1,649 $195K
Minnesota 343 1,497 $202K
Iowa 239 1,173 $156K
Utah 284 1,152 $150K
Kansas 263 1,030 $129K
Delaware 236 940 $144K
Arkansas 216 927 $115K
Idaho 200 898 $115K
Nevada 275 889 $112K
New Mexico 222 866 $99.2K
Mississippi 205 784 $90.4K
Nebraska 164 708 $86.2K
West Virginia 170 684 $96.6K
South Dakota 104 526 $69.2K
New Hampshire 135 523 $70.2K
Maine 124 517 $78.7K
Hawaii 109 359 $44.2K
District of Columbia 101 338 $46.9K
North Dakota 98 302 $36.7K
Vermont 60 288 $50K
Alaska 58 231 $25.4K
Wyoming 57 226 $35.8K
Montana 58 191 $29.3K
Rhode Island 56 172 $23K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 TRAMADOL HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD THOMASON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled336

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled262

HOUMA

Louisiana

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled236

BEAUMONT

Texas

HEIDI SEIFERT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled208

BELLAIRE

Texas

GUSTAV SALKINDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled207

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD COLLINS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled183

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JOHN WAGES MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled152

CEDAR PARK

Texas

CRAIG CARSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

EDMOND

Oklahoma

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled147

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

RICARDO PARDO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled146

BAYTOWN

Texas

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled145

TAMPA

Florida

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled136

ALABASTER

Alabama

THOMAS MARTIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled131

HOOVER

Alabama

BRANNON FRANK M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled121

AUSTIN

Texas

WESLEY SPRUILL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled117

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

WAYCROSS

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER PRATT D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled114

FORT WORTH

Texas

JULIAN EARLS M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled112

MACON

Georgia

ERIC BAUM RN, NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled111

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOHN WALTER D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

LANCASTER

Ohio

LOUIS SPAGNOLETTI

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled105

MARLTON

New Jersey

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled103

LONGVIEW

Texas

GLEN IMLAY M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled103

PROCTORVILLE

Ohio

PAUL LACLAIR MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled103

SAGINAW

Michigan

BESHARA HELOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

GEORGETOWN

Delaware