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ALPRAZOLAM ER

ALPRAZOLAM

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Xanax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

57.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 789 of 3395

$1.74M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1516 of 3395

11,832
Patients

Rank: 887 of 3395

10,298
Prescribers

Rank: 808 of 3395

More info on related drug Xanax »

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,949

2011

9,855

2012

57.2K

2013

60K

2014

57.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$272K

2011

$523K

2012

$2.4M

2013

$2.19M

2014

$1.74M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$51

2012

$63

2013

$64

2014

$67

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 948 4,637 $151K
Texas 871 3,596 $111K
California 671 3,164 $98.9K
Florida 765 3,085 $89.9K
Indiana 593 3,021 $85.8K
North Carolina 614 2,911 $88.4K
Pennsylvania 577 2,836 $91.1K
New Jersey 564 2,828 $79.5K
Wisconsin 305 2,225 $64.1K
Michigan 498 2,153 $64.7K
Connecticut 319 1,854 $59.1K
Tennessee 411 1,813 $51.4K
Missouri 327 1,611 $43.3K
Ohio 328 1,512 $52.3K
Illinois 342 1,390 $41.2K
Oklahoma 228 1,215 $37.4K
South Carolina 240 1,168 $39.4K
Louisiana 256 1,148 $29.1K
Alabama 234 1,063 $28.8K
Maryland 218 966 $33.5K
Virginia 227 965 $33.2K
Washington 189 949 $26.3K
Arizona 216 933 $29.7K
Oregon 159 918 $27.5K
Georgia 212 898 $25.5K
Minnesota 143 833 $28.3K
Colorado 157 828 $23.4K
Massachusetts 171 813 $26K
Kentucky 148 764 $22K
Kansas 133 643 $18.1K
Nebraska 99 560 $19.1K
New Hampshire 78 502 $15.3K
Iowa 79 443 $10.8K
Mississippi 114 425 $11.1K
Utah 73 358 $11.1K
Maine 52 297 $8,146
Vermont 40 266 $7,259
West Virginia 56 252 $6,786
Nevada 62 222 $7,707
Arkansas 64 206 $4,820
Rhode Island 33 185 $5,509
Delaware 40 185 $6,441
New Mexico 31 184 $4,719
Montana 24 137 $3,365
Hawaii 23 134 $4,208
Idaho 27 100 $3,643
North Dakota 17 99 $2,621
Alaska 19 99 $2,378
District of Columbia 26 65 $1,686
South Dakota 13 50 $1,126
Wyoming 13 22 $575
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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Top prescribers for ALPRAZOLAM ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN BATTAGLIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled231

MADISON

Wisconsin

MICHAEL SARIBALAS

Psychiatry

Claims Filled152

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ERIC MOFFET MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled129

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

KATE HALLER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

UNION

New Jersey

STEVEN FOGELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled125

ROME

New York

ROBERT JAMIESON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled111

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES WALLACE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

GEORGE GROVES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled100

BEAUMONT

Texas

TEODORO BORDADOR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

SALEM

Indiana

SERGIO MEJIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

HARTFORD

Connecticut

MICHELLE LEMON APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled80

LINCOLN

Nebraska

CHAD SCHULTHEIS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled80

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

MARK HENIGAN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled79

MODESTO

California

WILLIAM COTE

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Adult

Claims Filled78

ST JOHNSBURY

Vermont

STACY JO SHERWOOD PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled78

KLAMATH FALLS

Oregon

BRENDA CZABAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

DENVER

Colorado

KIMBERLY PECKHAM FNP, NPP

Specialist

Claims Filled75

OLEAN

New York

HARVEY MARTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled74

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

LAWRENCE CLINTON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

VINELAND

New Jersey

YONG LI

Psychiatry

Claims Filled70

MENASHA

Wisconsin

SARAH COOLING ANP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled70

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

RAMON MARTINEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

ORLANDO

Florida

SAMUEL MAGAZU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

SUN CITY

Arizona

STEPHEN BISHOP MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled68

DENVER

Colorado

STEVEN ANDREWS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

WISCONSIN RAPIDS

Wisconsin