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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Dilaudid

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 2015

39.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 884 of 3395

$31.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 558 of 3395

7,648
Patients

Rank: 1005 of 3395

5,498
Prescribers

Rank: 1017 of 3395

More info on related drug Dilaudid »

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

65%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

13.7K

2014

39.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$12M

2014

$31.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$177

2014

$362

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 852 3,900 $2.92M
Texas 569 2,818 $2.22M
North Carolina 557 2,755 $2.43M
New York 396 2,195 $1.85M
California 410 1,856 $1.43M
Ohio 365 1,686 $1.08M
Georgia 350 1,654 $1.11M
Pennsylvania 316 1,619 $1.35M
Indiana 256 1,499 $1.41M
South Carolina 250 1,412 $1.26M
New Jersey 236 1,307 $1.07M
Virginia 283 1,295 $1.03M
Tennessee 259 1,102 $811K
Maryland 205 1,050 $784K
Colorado 194 1,001 $840K
Missouri 191 981 $779K
Washington 214 860 $614K
Michigan 177 840 $604K
Alabama 141 788 $616K
Arizona 184 754 $609K
Connecticut 164 752 $703K
Oklahoma 126 665 $457K
Wisconsin 125 579 $463K
Illinois 98 498 $432K
Louisiana 82 450 $295K
New Hampshire 78 432 $376K
Massachusetts 70 386 $368K
Oregon 79 359 $278K
Maine 70 357 $269K
Nevada 80 355 $212K
Delaware 65 337 $218K
Kentucky 60 314 $262K
Kansas 64 307 $258K
Idaho 59 274 $248K
Iowa 44 268 $166K
Arkansas 56 243 $208K
Utah 50 232 $162K
Nebraska 37 224 $137K
Mississippi 46 201 $128K
Alaska 25 137 $103K
Vermont 13 125 $36K
New Mexico 26 123 $96.9K
West Virginia 22 118 $84.8K
Minnesota 24 100 $84.1K
South Dakota 75 $58.2K
Montana 14 73 $38.1K
North Dakota 61 $42.8K
Wyoming 59 $47.7K
Rhode Island 13 40 $39.4K
District of Columbia 20 $12.9K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for HYDROMORPHONE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK WORKMAN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled227

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

ERIC ROBINSON M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled144

AUBURN

Alabama

KAREN ELLER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled125

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

HARY AILINANI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled114

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

NILESH JOBALIA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled109

HAMILTON

Ohio

EZRA RIBER M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled107

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

ANTHONY MIMMS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled100

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

ARTHUR BRADFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

MICHAEL FREY MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled98

FORT MYERS

Florida

BRIAN AUGUST MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled96

EL PASO

Texas

CHRISTINA MCGHEE APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled90

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ANTONIO QUIDGLEY-NEVARES MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled84

NORFOLK

Virginia

DIANE HORNEMAN CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled83

MEADVILLE

Pennsylvania

JAY BAKER DO

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled81

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled81

DALLAS

Texas

MARTIN HALE M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled79

PLANTATION

Florida

DONNA LORNTZ NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled79

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

PATRICK KARL D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled78

JESUP

Georgia

REBECCA HOLDREN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MARC MASKOWITZ M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

SACRAMENTO

California

OFELIA BALAGTAS-BALMASEDA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

KENNETH CANDIDO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled77

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHELLE KEARNEY PA C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled76

BURLINGTON

Vermont

DANIEL KEAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled74

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD CAMPBELL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled74

ATHENS

Georgia