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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 2014

29.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 962 of 3362

$7.81M
Retail Cost

Rank: 883 of 3362

6,453
Patients

Rank: 1040 of 3362

6,970
Prescribers

Rank: 929 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

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

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 916 4,150 $1.07M
New York 771 3,343 $1.06M
Florida 555 2,032 $463K
Texas 402 1,982 $503K
California 511 1,886 $440K
Pennsylvania 338 1,658 $436K
Ohio 247 1,230 $307K
North Carolina 199 1,051 $331K
Michigan 243 937 $281K
Connecticut 143 789 $205K
Illinois 204 786 $177K
Massachusetts 108 633 $184K
Georgia 146 600 $124K
Indiana 122 554 $166K
Virginia 103 523 $147K
Alabama 110 479 $119K
Louisiana 105 478 $106K
Maryland 105 473 $135K
South Carolina 95 449 $127K
Tennessee 96 417 $108K
Wisconsin 73 415 $133K
Kentucky 82 352 $106K
Missouri 57 315 $84.5K
Minnesota 50 310 $92.3K
Washington 60 302 $84.4K
Arizona 74 271 $62.8K
Hawaii 49 222 $54.1K
Oregon 45 208 $60.8K
Rhode Island 33 186 $52.8K
Iowa 32 184 $56.9K
Nevada 41 178 $57.4K
West Virginia 40 169 $45.4K
Oklahoma 40 154 $47.9K
Colorado 43 144 $43.7K
Delaware 20 108 $28.4K
Maine 25 98 $25.2K
Kansas 20 84 $23.5K
New Mexico 19 72 $20.2K
District of Columbia 15 62 $12K
Arkansas 18 58 $14K
New Hampshire 12 53 $13.7K
Mississippi 23 52 $10.8K
Nebraska 11 47 $12.2K
Utah 13 45 $16.4K
Montana 39 $11.6K
Vermont 36 $6,682
Alaska 32 $8,797
North Dakota 21 $4,457
Idaho 21 $4,979
South Dakota 15 $2,023
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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