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TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

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 2014

14.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 18 of 3362

$125M
Retail Cost

Rank: 206 of 3362

4,272,724
Patients

Rank: 15 of 3362

515,816
Prescribers

Rank: 7 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 416,058 1,229,026 $10.4M
Florida 401,488 1,184,036 $9.86M
California 342,948 1,063,153 $9.74M
Ohio 193,015 678,381 $8.74M
Pennsylvania 197,438 665,042 $5.79M
North Carolina 181,025 597,713 $5.08M
Georgia 171,554 546,261 $4.79M
Illinois 153,686 507,600 $4.25M
Michigan 162,651 507,052 $4.46M
New York 151,329 426,570 $3.56M
Missouri 113,937 418,671 $3.95M
Alabama 117,213 409,591 $3.02M
Virginia 106,175 349,607 $3.27M
Indiana 101,640 343,455 $3.45M
Tennessee 97,999 323,466 $2.41M
Louisiana 93,821 315,724 $2.19M
South Carolina 94,710 296,659 $2.52M
New Jersey 92,865 263,090 $2.13M
Wisconsin 68,012 245,936 $2.44M
Massachusetts 70,417 241,774 $2.15M
Arizona 80,253 226,886 $2.24M
Minnesota 62,139 226,505 $2.15M
Maryland 69,342 217,072 $1.99M
Arkansas 58,649 205,205 $1.55M
Kentucky 55,009 199,869 $1.78M
Iowa 50,440 196,087 $1.56M
Colorado 58,172 194,259 $1.9M
Oklahoma 55,416 194,023 $1.69M
Washington 51,737 182,727 $1.7M
Mississippi 54,769 179,218 $1.21M
Kansas 40,131 151,819 $1.38M
West Virginia 35,338 131,592 $1.13M
Connecticut 38,486 118,214 $1.02M
Oregon 34,127 117,965 $1.04M
Nebraska 29,592 115,433 $903K
Utah 23,425 82,536 $744K
Nevada 28,418 75,218 $657K
Maine 18,816 68,631 $793K
Idaho 19,453 66,115 $587K
New Mexico 20,863 62,432 $572K
South Dakota 15,118 56,129 $454K
New Hampshire 13,832 45,369 $437K
Rhode Island 11,893 41,208 $342K
Delaware 13,620 41,076 $486K
North Dakota 10,285 38,514 $293K
Montana 9,031 33,020 $277K
Vermont 7,819 28,354 $248K
Hawaii 8,460 23,077 $217K
District of Columbia 7,069 16,884 $131K
Wyoming 4,426 14,666 $125K
Alaska 3,073 9,740 $98.4K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 TRAMADOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,313

TUCKER

Georgia

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,814

ALBANY

Georgia

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled2,395

PRINCETON

West Virginia

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,265

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,030

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,926

HAYTI

Missouri

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,845

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,733

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,690

LONGVIEW

Texas

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,651

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ROBERTO ALVAREZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,650

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JOSE TORRES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,633

WARREN

Ohio

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,631

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,556

GARDEN GROVE

California

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,510

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,501

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,497

MISSION

Texas

JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,487

EDINBURG

Texas

RANDY ROBERTS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,469

JONESBORO

Arkansas

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,460

CORAL GABLES

Florida

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,434

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MARIA CARIAGA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,393

TAMPA

Florida

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,372

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

LORAIN

Ohio

JOHN KNUDSEN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,318

JOPLIN

Missouri