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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 2016

14.8M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 19 of 3393

$122M
Retail Cost

Rank: 245 of 3393

4,509,711
Patients

Rank: 16 of 3393

535,970
Prescribers

Rank: 8 of 3393

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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

10.8M

2012

12.3M

2013

14.1M

2014

14.4M

2015

14.5M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$106M

2012

$124M

2013

$124M

2014

$107M

2015

$120M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$33

2012

$33

2013

$29

2014

$24

2015

$27

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 490,657 1,458,197 $11.7M
Florida 385,542 1,115,895 $9.08M
California 360,391 1,090,141 $9.29M
Pennsylvania 206,800 685,737 $5.64M
Ohio 186,135 646,838 $6.17M
North Carolina 186,742 598,749 $5.47M
Georgia 191,182 596,939 $5.17M
Illinois 179,120 572,943 $4.94M
Michigan 168,279 525,573 $4.16M
New York 161,931 459,680 $3.43M
Missouri 115,939 418,001 $4.33M
Alabama 108,534 381,090 $2.67M
Tennessee 110,854 359,428 $2.65M
Virginia 107,678 349,537 $3.12M
Indiana 102,581 347,070 $3.16M
Louisiana 98,716 320,683 $1.93M
South Carolina 100,228 312,215 $2.86M
New Jersey 101,172 283,473 $2.26M
Wisconsin 74,136 265,483 $2.29M
Massachusetts 77,204 256,614 $1.82M
Arkansas 68,112 237,943 $1.64M
Arizona 86,337 235,999 $2.19M
Minnesota 62,942 220,330 $1.65M
Kentucky 60,082 219,813 $1.73M
Maryland 71,198 218,157 $1.8M
Oklahoma 61,833 213,134 $1.63M
Colorado 64,197 211,317 $2.14M
Iowa 52,894 203,852 $1.62M
Mississippi 60,407 197,960 $1.18M
Washington 54,631 187,222 $1.6M
Kansas 43,334 158,781 $1.49M
West Virginia 35,485 133,187 $1.06M
Connecticut 42,843 130,745 $1.14M
Nebraska 33,226 126,538 $948K
Oregon 37,549 125,824 $974K
Utah 28,269 96,768 $852K
Nevada 31,898 85,768 $750K
New Mexico 24,387 73,895 $579K
Idaho 22,577 73,707 $556K
Maine 19,514 67,909 $706K
South Dakota 16,477 59,439 $404K
New Hampshire 15,771 50,176 $463K
Delaware 13,725 40,597 $430K
North Dakota 10,627 40,015 $272K
Rhode Island 11,847 39,410 $263K
Montana 10,645 37,400 $261K
Vermont 8,613 29,947 $234K
Hawaii 9,044 23,191 $192K
Wyoming 5,439 18,153 $140K
District of Columbia 6,925 15,886 $127K
Alaska 2,809 8,440 $78.3K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TRAMADOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,372

TUCKER

Georgia

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,047

ALBANY

Georgia

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,582

LONGVIEW

Texas

BARRETT JOHNSTON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,166

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,157

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,945

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

MELANIE LEDFORD MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,921

MT STERLING

Kentucky

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,782

MISSION

Texas

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,718

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

JOSE TORRES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,705

WARREN

Ohio

WILLIAM BILLINGTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,660

WEST POINT

Mississippi

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,654

PARIS

Texas

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,638

EDINBURG

Texas

WILSON VELAZQUEZ MD, PA

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,637

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MOHAMED ALDAHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,612

SYLACAUGA

Alabama

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,609

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

MURALI ANGIREKULA M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,585

BEVERLY HILLS

Florida

LORA SHIRAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,581

GOLDEN

Colorado

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,553

WAYCROSS

Georgia

JYOTHI MALLEPALLI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,512

MONROE

Louisiana

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,465

GLENDALE

California

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,460

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

STEVEN BAAK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,406

BRIDGETON

Missouri

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,401

HAYTI

Missouri

RANDY ROBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,391

JONESBORO

Arkansas