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TRAMADOL HCL ER

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

165K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 567 of 3362

$25.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 573 of 3362

45,973
Patients

Rank: 552 of 3362

35,077
Prescribers

Rank: 476 of 3362

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61%

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

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

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
Texas 4,270 13,907 $1.9M
Florida 4,837 12,747 $3.73M
New York 3,342 12,566 $1.53M
California 3,665 12,559 $1.68M
Pennsylvania 2,651 10,063 $1.46M
Ohio 1,896 7,505 $1.14M
North Carolina 1,822 6,970 $952K
New Jersey 1,927 6,346 $905K
Alabama 1,497 6,293 $853K
Michigan 1,895 6,061 $988K
Georgia 1,560 5,034 $894K
Illinois 1,338 4,850 $693K
Tennessee 1,026 4,290 $563K
Virginia 1,016 3,748 $536K
Maryland 1,042 3,624 $531K
Indiana 831 3,198 $457K
South Carolina 910 3,120 $423K
Arizona 969 2,988 $431K
Missouri 678 2,656 $392K
Louisiana 647 2,425 $325K
Oregon 496 2,188 $339K
Oklahoma 674 2,126 $489K
Colorado 570 2,027 $253K
Connecticut 604 2,021 $264K
Wisconsin 464 1,985 $286K
Kentucky 470 1,972 $303K
Washington 500 1,844 $273K
Minnesota 407 1,818 $249K
Massachusetts 420 1,578 $193K
Iowa 294 1,371 $185K
Kansas 288 1,104 $150K
Utah 255 980 $143K
Nevada 305 897 $116K
Delaware 233 892 $154K
Arkansas 214 877 $127K
Mississippi 214 866 $120K
Nebraska 174 804 $106K
New Mexico 197 777 $91.9K
Idaho 173 731 $102K
West Virginia 174 722 $107K
South Dakota 129 665 $92.4K
Maine 153 578 $88.4K
New Hampshire 127 508 $64.4K
District of Columbia 115 432 $60.1K
North Dakota 90 354 $49.3K
Hawaii 134 344 $55.8K
Montana 75 279 $40.3K
Vermont 65 262 $42.2K
Alaska 57 260 $25.2K
Rhode Island 84 249 $37.6K
Wyoming 59 225 $33.2K
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 TRAMADOL HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GUSTAV SALKINDER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled474

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD THOMASON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled289

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled232

HOUMA

Louisiana

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled223

BEAUMONT

Texas

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled215

TAMPA

Florida

RUTH GUILINGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RONALD COLLINS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled183

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

CHRISTOPHER RAMS NP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled164

WARREN

Michigan

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled142

ALABASTER

Alabama

ELISABETH BRODERICK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled141

LYNN

Massachusetts

ADAHLI ESTRADA MASSEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled133

AUBURN

Alabama

JOHN HARRIS DPM

Podiatrist, Foot Ankle Surgery

Claims Filled132

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN WAGES MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled118

CEDAR PARK

Texas

BESHARA HELOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

GEORGETOWN

Delaware

RICARDO PARDO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled114

BAYTOWN

Texas

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled113

WAYCROSS

Georgia

WESLEY SPRUILL MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled111

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

SANDRA WEITZ MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled111

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

HEIDI SEIFERT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled110

BELLAIRE

Texas

FAWZY SALAMA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled108

SYOSSET

New York

BRANDY DAWSON FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled107

MOUNT JULIET

Tennessee

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

DOTHAN

Alabama

JEROME WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

HOUSTON

Texas

THOMAS MARTIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled100

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

CRAIG CARSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled99

EDMOND

Oklahoma