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METAXALONE

How Skelaxin (metaxalone) works is not exactly known. It is believed that it works on the brain to help relieve muscle pain and relax muscles. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Skelaxin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

158K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 578 of 3395

$40.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 493 of 3395

66,106
Patients

Rank: 486 of 3395

48,245
Prescribers

Rank: 413 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

216K

2011

220K

2012

214K

2013

183K

2014

158K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$42.1M

2011

$51.2M

2012

$53.5M

2013

$43M

2014

$40.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$53

2011

$61

2012

$70

2013

$64

2014

$78

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 5,699 11,896 $2.89M
Texas 4,922 11,085 $2.73M
New York 4,253 9,315 $2.41M
Pennsylvania 4,040 8,859 $2.23M
Michigan 3,062 7,703 $2.34M
New Jersey 3,711 7,305 $1.78M
North Carolina 2,897 7,123 $1.8M
Ohio 2,591 6,878 $2.02M
California 2,427 6,263 $1.76M
Maryland 2,629 5,206 $1.32M
Illinois 1,953 4,774 $1.14M
Missouri 1,656 4,491 $1.15M
Virginia 1,876 4,410 $1.07M
Indiana 1,725 4,258 $1.19M
Georgia 1,938 4,245 $989K
Kentucky 1,602 4,186 $1.19M
South Carolina 1,690 4,036 $968K
Tennessee 1,573 3,750 $960K
Alabama 1,285 3,176 $820K
Arizona 1,265 2,798 $708K
Colorado 1,012 2,549 $646K
Connecticut 1,127 2,376 $495K
Wisconsin 795 2,336 $639K
Louisiana 827 2,250 $568K
Massachusetts 726 2,000 $551K
Oklahoma 771 1,808 $488K
West Virginia 711 1,750 $448K
Oregon 569 1,631 $413K
Arkansas 553 1,598 $384K
Iowa 501 1,499 $378K
Kansas 504 1,446 $357K
Mississippi 526 1,407 $331K
Washington 467 1,349 $381K
Delaware 587 1,317 $351K
Minnesota 392 1,234 $351K
New Hampshire 369 1,050 $258K
Nebraska 322 916 $229K
Nevada 286 736 $223K
Utah 262 689 $182K
Montana 175 603 $158K
Idaho 178 523 $142K
Maine 177 441 $127K
New Mexico 189 429 $121K
South Dakota 122 419 $112K
North Dakota 92 303 $73.7K
Rhode Island 124 302 $69.6K
Wyoming 106 301 $75.4K
District of Columbia 149 264 $58.6K
Alaska 55 156 $26.4K
Hawaii 75 154 $54.5K
Vermont 55 121 $32.2K
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 »

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