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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC

Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

10.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1312 of 3393

$615K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1906 of 3393

4,696
Patients

Rank: 1159 of 3393

2,516
Prescribers

Rank: 1291 of 3393

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8,425

2012

8,181

2013

6,529

2014

8,385

2015

10.1K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$409K

2012

$396K

2013

$302K

2014

$450K

2015

$615K

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$103

2012

$103

2013

$88

2014

$114

2015

$131

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 488 1,200 $63.6K
California 449 976 $58.9K
Pennsylvania 251 724 $41.1K
Florida 371 632 $44.6K
Ohio 286 541 $46.6K
Texas 277 450 $28.2K
Georgia 115 400 $23.4K
Tennessee 152 298 $22.2K
Alabama 136 288 $22.6K
Kentucky 165 283 $15.5K
Michigan 100 283 $14.4K
New Jersey 94 266 $14.2K
North Carolina 195 262 $21.2K
Connecticut 57 255 $11.7K
Massachusetts 57 221 $11.3K
Missouri 67 191 $9,065
Nevada 83 184 $11.6K
Virginia 94 178 $15.6K
Arizona 95 168 $14K
Illinois 76 152 $9,144
Mississippi 62 149 $9,132
Colorado 48 128 $7,861
South Carolina 61 119 $10.2K
Louisiana 62 117 $9,637
Minnesota 20 96 $8,471
Delaware 15 90 $4,240
Indiana 36 89 $5,231
Rhode Island 23 81 $4,122
Oregon 11 72 $3,518
Iowa 18 67 $2,617
Nebraska 26 65 $4,992
Washington 31 61 $4,075
Kansas 20 56 $4,063
Arkansas 38 52 $3,564
Wisconsin 46 $2,967
Wyoming 43 $2,755
Oklahoma 29 42 $2,469
New Hampshire 41 $2,298
Maryland 30 38 $3,778
West Virginia 15 30 $1,431
District of Columbia 28 $2,214
Utah 22 27 $1,813
Idaho 25 $1,058
Vermont 23 $726
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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