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ALPRAZOLAM ODT

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  *

*This description is for related drug Xanax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6,859
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1416 of 3362

$715K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1591 of 3362

2,671
Patients

Rank: 1338 of 3362

2,492
Prescribers

Rank: 1293 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

711

2011

1,225

2012

6,714

2013

6,863

2014

7,383

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$74.6K

2011

$133K

2012

$713K

2013

$715K

2014

$716K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$29

2011

$28

2012

$46

2013

$46

2014

$52

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 327 780 $70.5K
California 184 470 $54.1K
Florida 223 383 $37.9K
Pennsylvania 131 377 $47.7K
Michigan 134 377 $44K
New Jersey 115 340 $47.7K
Ohio 155 301 $28K
New York 142 293 $32.4K
Illinois 100 266 $26.5K
North Carolina 96 265 $33K
Tennessee 89 249 $20.9K
Georgia 63 191 $18.1K
Arizona 75 180 $17.7K
Virginia 51 156 $15K
Alabama 45 156 $13.8K
Wisconsin 43 152 $17.1K
Louisiana 45 146 $12.7K
Massachusetts 47 146 $13.1K
Colorado 47 136 $15.3K
Connecticut 56 122 $14.9K
Mississippi 66 112 $3,354
Oregon 39 98 $6,648
Kentucky 33 95 $13.5K
Maryland 37 87 $9,024
Maine 12 82 $5,119
Nevada 21 72 $5,152
Washington 35 72 $5,392
Indiana 30 71 $9,568
Utah 21 66 $7,990
South Carolina 24 65 $9,644
Missouri 24 56 $4,903
Minnesota 18 54 $6,049
Iowa 12 47 $4,356
Oklahoma 19 42 $4,217
New Hampshire 39 $3,392
Idaho 17 38 $2,664
Kansas 12 33 $5,302
Rhode Island 31 $3,291
Hawaii 31 $7,096
North Dakota 28 $1,411
West Virginia 26 $5,112
Delaware 11 15 $1,598
District of Columbia 15 $1,755
Arkansas 14 $1,652
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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Top prescribers for ALPRAZOLAM ODT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TIMOTHY BEACHAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled75

GREENVILLE

Mississippi

MARTIN FIELDS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled62

PONTIAC

Illinois