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HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN

HYDROCODONE/IBUPROFEN

Hydrocodone is available in combination with other ingredients, and different combination products are prescribed for different uses. Source: National Library of Medicine

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

255K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 478 of 3362

$7.96M
Retail Cost

Rank: 881 of 3362

99,222
Patients

Rank: 420 of 3362

51,212
Prescribers

Rank: 405 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

259K

2011

265K

2012

274K

2013

255K

2014

188K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$9.39M

2011

$7.97M

2012

$8.84M

2013

$7.96M

2014

$7.38M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$28

2011

$24

2012

$32

2013

$27

2014

$35

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 11,160 27,941 $1.06M
Florida 12,230 25,308 $596K
Illinois 4,621 12,584 $350K
California 3,887 12,114 $459K
Alabama 4,339 10,670 $301K
New York 4,967 10,634 $307K
Pennsylvania 3,630 10,054 $313K
New Jersey 4,618 9,990 $230K
North Carolina 4,037 9,195 $268K
Michigan 2,632 8,640 $307K
Missouri 2,579 8,403 $307K
Arkansas 2,823 8,227 $280K
Georgia 3,219 7,541 $237K
Ohio 2,548 7,407 $265K
Indiana 2,279 5,827 $176K
Tennessee 2,392 5,793 $213K
Louisiana 2,630 5,659 $143K
Virginia 2,044 5,173 $149K
South Carolina 2,091 4,333 $110K
Mississippi 1,698 4,295 $131K
Oklahoma 1,521 4,243 $168K
Arizona 1,563 3,762 $125K
Colorado 1,518 3,658 $107K
Massachusetts 1,089 2,860 $82.6K
Connecticut 1,152 2,767 $67.7K
West Virginia 902 2,762 $90.9K
Kansas 988 2,750 $95.2K
Washington 921 2,749 $85.1K
Kentucky 856 2,737 $88.9K
Maryland 1,187 2,544 $72.5K
Oregon 727 2,405 $68.7K
Wisconsin 814 2,245 $91.7K
Nebraska 535 1,663 $44.9K
Minnesota 456 1,490 $62K
Nevada 652 1,477 $42.8K
New Mexico 552 1,420 $55.7K
Iowa 311 1,049 $33K
Utah 428 984 $28.6K
New Hampshire 295 915 $25.2K
Idaho 312 869 $32.3K
Montana 241 863 $29.4K
Delaware 330 854 $19.6K
North Dakota 352 791 $16.4K
Maine 198 765 $27.6K
South Dakota 209 693 $16.6K
Rhode Island 165 655 $21.3K
Wyoming 228 551 $13.4K
District of Columbia 217 504 $13.6K
Alaska 131 373 $7,288
Hawaii 163 372 $10.6K
Vermont 71 228 $9,151
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 HYDROCODONE-IBUPROFEN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled794

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT ROBBINS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled469

CHARLESTON

Missouri

ROBERT CASTRO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled334

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

THOMAS NOLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

CALERA

Alabama

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled298

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

ARCHIE HEARNE M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled280

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DONALD SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled271

OKOLONA

Mississippi

MARK JAWAHIR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled253

SEBRING

Florida

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

MIAMI

Florida

DONALD LEONARD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled220

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RAUL MARQUEZ MD

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled207

EDINBURG

Texas

LUZ CRYSTAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

FORT PAYNE

Alabama

PASCUAL HERRERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled192

LEESBURG

Alabama

ROBERT FERGUSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

JAMES YOUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled185

EUSTIS

Florida

SUDHIR KUMAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled174

FORREST CITY

Arkansas

GERALD RANA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled169

WILBURTON

Oklahoma

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled164

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

WALID FREIJ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled163

SELMA

Alabama

JAN ONIK DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

LOUISIANA

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER LAGANKE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled143

CULLMAN

Alabama

MICHAEL SHRAMOWIAT LLC

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled142

VIENNA

West Virginia

RAMON SORIANO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled140

LAREDO

Texas

ZAW MIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

LAKELAND

Florida

DANIEL STUBLER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled139

FAIRHOPE

Alabama