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LEVORPHANOL TARTRATE

Levo-Dromoran (levorphanol) is a moderate strength opioid, which acts on opiate receptors in your brain to reduce your perception of pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug levorphanol

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 2016

3,897
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1646 of 3393

$13.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 876 of 3393

1,032
Patients

Rank: 1693 of 3393

506
Prescribers

Rank: 1918 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,305

2012

2,660

2013

3,663

2014

3,908

2015

3,897

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$271K

2012

$526K

2013

$765K

2014

$2.34M

2015

$13.3M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$744

2012

$973

2013

$1,170

2014

$3,336

2015

$12.8K

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 191 692 $2.2M
Indiana 95 639 $1.67M
North Carolina 195 499 $1.5M
Massachusetts 37 308 $1.54M
Pennsylvania 59 202 $651K
New York 71 189 $623K
Washington 39 161 $625K
Texas 39 139 $826K
Louisiana 46 99 $280K
Florida 33 93 $419K
Kansas 21 83 $284K
Iowa 13 79 $142K
Alabama 24 75 $221K
Wisconsin 71 $339K
Illinois 29 67 $239K
Virginia 14 66 $167K
Missouri 15 64 $185K
Oregon 60 $375K
Arkansas 60 $226K
New Hampshire 13 51 $108K
Connecticut 17 43 $167K
New Jersey 31 $59K
Arizona 12 27 $108K
West Virginia 26 $95.6K
Nebraska 13 $59.6K
South Carolina 11 $3,190
Vermont 11 $25.4K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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