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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 2015

7,381
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1404 of 3395

$716K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1792 of 3395

2,809
Patients

Rank: 1320 of 3395

2,724
Prescribers

Rank: 1257 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

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 371 910 $76.3K
California 195 540 $51.7K
Illinois 150 451 $47.4K
Pennsylvania 140 424 $50.2K
Florida 205 411 $39.5K
New York 184 384 $36.5K
Michigan 125 303 $33.5K
New Jersey 112 292 $42.9K
North Carolina 82 252 $34.5K
Ohio 112 250 $26.6K
Tennessee 79 238 $18.9K
Arizona 93 226 $18.8K
Georgia 70 217 $18.6K
Alabama 57 209 $19.1K
Colorado 50 171 $16.1K
Connecticut 59 162 $17K
Virginia 53 151 $12.9K
Massachusetts 42 149 $13K
Louisiana 40 119 $10.7K
Mississippi 73 107 $3,565
Maine 12 106 $5,958
Oregon 46 101 $6,690
Wisconsin 39 99 $10.9K
Kentucky 37 94 $6,178
Maryland 40 91 $7,513
South Carolina 26 80 $7,816
Washington 41 80 $6,236
Indiana 42 76 $4,647
Missouri 36 73 $6,366
Nevada 23 68 $5,539
Minnesota 26 62 $7,493
Iowa 14 59 $4,505
Kansas 15 54 $7,376
Utah 20 44 $6,812
Rhode Island 38 $4,137
New Hampshire 12 33 $3,958
West Virginia 32 $3,526
New Mexico 32 $2,602
Oklahoma 18 30 $3,508
Idaho 11 26 $2,144
Hawaii 22 $3,601
North Dakota 20 $2,247
Delaware 12 18 $1,302
Nebraska 17 $1,791
District of Columbia 11 $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 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 ALPRAZOLAM ODT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARTIN FIELDS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled135

PONTIAC

Illinois

TIMOTHY BEACHAM M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled56

GREENVILLE

Mississippi