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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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

30.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 965 of 3395

$9.49M
Retail Cost

Rank: 928 of 3395

6,187
Patients

Rank: 1069 of 3395

6,869
Prescribers

Rank: 932 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

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

3,208

2011

6,122

2012

27.9K

2013

29.2K

2014

30.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$497K

2011

$1.16M

2012

$6.29M

2013

$7.81M

2014

$9.49M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$189

2011

$189

2012

$186

2013

$222

2014

$264

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 901 4,353 $1.33M
New York 734 3,451 $1.24M
Florida 494 2,061 $587K
Texas 390 2,006 $617K
California 499 1,993 $548K
Pennsylvania 344 1,693 $573K
North Carolina 207 1,214 $403K
Ohio 231 1,113 $325K
Illinois 203 864 $232K
Michigan 198 851 $300K
Connecticut 153 835 $236K
Georgia 150 709 $181K
Massachusetts 108 698 $230K
Indiana 102 596 $186K
South Carolina 130 591 $207K
Tennessee 117 585 $162K
Virginia 115 544 $154K
Maryland 100 509 $180K
Wisconsin 84 485 $172K
Alabama 85 436 $147K
Kentucky 71 391 $121K
Washington 61 384 $128K
Louisiana 86 356 $108K
Missouri 62 335 $99.3K
Minnesota 44 314 $108K
Arizona 73 283 $86.5K
Hawaii 37 193 $55.9K
Oregon 32 168 $68.1K
Nevada 34 157 $57.4K
West Virginia 35 151 $40.2K
Oklahoma 38 149 $51.7K
Colorado 40 145 $33.3K
Rhode Island 21 133 $48.3K
Iowa 29 132 $48.3K
Maine 23 110 $29.9K
New Hampshire 18 96 $27.7K
Delaware 20 93 $26.5K
Nebraska 17 82 $25.2K
New Mexico 18 81 $29.1K
District of Columbia 13 77 $25.7K
Mississippi 21 76 $26K
Arkansas 21 74 $19.3K
Kansas 14 67 $20.5K
Utah 12 51 $15.5K
Alaska 45 $12.2K
Vermont 42 $7,196
Montana 37 $9,886
South Dakota 37 $5,977
Idaho 28 $7,075
North Dakota 19 $4,605
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 »

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Top prescribers for XANAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE QUINTANA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RAHWAY

New Jersey