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LORAZEPAM INTENSOL

LORAZEPAM

Ativan (Lorazepam) 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  *

*This description is for related drug Ativan

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

43.8K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 869 of 3362

$1.65M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1263 of 3362

30,706
Patients

Rank: 656 of 3362

15,891
Prescribers

Rank: 687 of 3362

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70%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Valium Xanax Klonopin

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,034

2011

1,401

2012

40.8K

2013

43.8K

2014

43.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$44.6K

2011

$60.6K

2012

$1.61M

2013

$1.65M

2014

$1.66M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$17

2011

$17

2012

$21

2013

$23

2014

$22

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
Pennsylvania 2,628 3,880 $135K
California 1,591 2,385 $94K
Connecticut 1,736 2,316 $80K
Ohio 1,520 2,176 $82.6K
Illinois 1,330 2,032 $76K
Missouri 1,311 1,787 $68.9K
Minnesota 1,236 1,703 $72.9K
New York 1,195 1,617 $59.5K
Indiana 1,225 1,607 $57.5K
Virginia 1,121 1,475 $54.4K
Kentucky 819 1,453 $53.2K
New Jersey 1,005 1,430 $51.1K
Florida 854 1,222 $49.4K
Rhode Island 821 1,190 $42.8K
Maryland 771 1,138 $42.5K
Wisconsin 820 1,137 $41K
Oregon 706 1,111 $42.3K
Colorado 797 1,081 $40.2K
Massachusetts 890 1,077 $40.8K
Washington 766 1,037 $38.5K
North Carolina 637 943 $35.3K
Michigan 581 878 $34.6K
Iowa 650 857 $34.9K
Maine 646 805 $28.7K
Texas 445 744 $31K
Kansas 435 655 $25K
Arizona 387 641 $24K
Tennessee 478 612 $23.4K
Nebraska 405 559 $23.4K
Alabama 281 373 $15.1K
Idaho 223 316 $12.8K
Arkansas 244 316 $13.5K
South Dakota 187 311 $10.8K
New Hampshire 229 301 $12.9K
South Carolina 217 287 $9,889
West Virginia 204 285 $10.8K
Georgia 206 274 $9,726
Vermont 209 267 $9,370
Utah 143 218 $8,162
Montana 142 184 $6,876
Oklahoma 115 184 $7,001
Delaware 116 148 $6,717
North Dakota 77 142 $5,463
Louisiana 93 124 $5,079
Mississippi 72 102 $4,163
Hawaii 69 99 $4,329
Nevada 67 95 $3,817
Alaska 42 78 $2,689
New Mexico 68 78 $3,038
Wyoming 50 61 $2,301
District of Columbia 22 37 $1,641
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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