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ULTRAM

TRAMADOL HCL

Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug tramadol

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

9,616
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1310 of 3395

$3.19M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1301 of 3395

2,148
Patients

Rank: 1420 of 3395

2,610
Prescribers

Rank: 1268 of 3395

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

10.3K

2011

9,890

2012

10.9K

2013

10.9K

2014

9,624

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.19M

2011

$2.42M

2012

$3.02M

2013

$3.32M

2014

$3.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$235

2011

$261

2012

$267

2013

$242

2014

$260

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 172 765 $232K
New Jersey 167 678 $255K
California 155 674 $219K
New York 121 516 $162K
Florida 132 472 $169K
Pennsylvania 108 470 $165K
South Carolina 95 352 $122K
Georgia 86 339 $103K
Illinois 77 327 $103K
Ohio 83 320 $110K
North Carolina 78 312 $93.1K
Michigan 79 294 $120K
Minnesota 45 291 $93.3K
Tennessee 42 251 $92.1K
Alabama 52 226 $70.9K
Washington 30 215 $75.4K
Virginia 49 207 $50K
Wisconsin 42 195 $69.7K
Indiana 51 192 $70.3K
Massachusetts 38 186 $55.8K
Missouri 37 181 $53.8K
Kentucky 32 175 $61.4K
Louisiana 39 143 $32.4K
Arizona 35 131 $44.1K
Colorado 26 130 $43.1K
Oklahoma 25 108 $37K
Iowa 18 108 $41.3K
Connecticut 30 107 $29.1K
New Hampshire 19 106 $41.5K
Maryland 29 106 $44.6K
Vermont 98 $39.6K
Arkansas 18 98 $35.2K
Mississippi 16 85 $20.8K
Kansas 20 76 $29K
Maine 11 71 $23K
Nebraska 68 $16.2K
West Virginia 21 65 $14.5K
Oregon 14 55 $23.8K
Delaware 14 54 $13.8K
Hawaii 52 $10.1K
South Dakota 47 $8,231
New Mexico 37 $12.8K
Alaska 36 $11.1K
Nevada 14 35 $10.6K
Utah 29 $16K
Montana 25 $9,713
Wyoming 25 $11.3K
North Dakota 23 $12.7K
Rhode Island 17 $2,314
Idaho 15 $7,737
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 ULTRAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

DARLINGTON

South Carolina