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ZANAFLEX

TIZANIDINE HCL

Zanaflex (tizanidine) is an alpha2-adrenergic agonist that works in the nervous system to calm down muscle spasticity. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2,802
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1778 of 3395

$955K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1705 of 3395

696
Patients

Rank: 1850 of 3395

761
Prescribers

Rank: 1769 of 3395

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81%

of people say

it's worth it

73%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Baclofen Diazepam Flexeril Soma

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

13.2K

2011

6,924

2012

3,480

2013

3,106

2014

2,802

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.99M

2011

$2.37M

2012

$1.2M

2013

$1.1M

2014

$955K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$138

2011

$145

2012

$168

2013

$175

2014

$186

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New Jersey 37 199 $63.1K
New York 39 196 $68.8K
Florida 38 178 $68.4K
North Carolina 72 172 $50.4K
California 45 158 $55.4K
Pennsylvania 38 140 $46.3K
Texas 56 135 $51.2K
Georgia 35 121 $33K
Indiana 20 117 $24.2K
Ohio 32 101 $38.4K
Connecticut 11 93 $31.7K
Louisiana 24 80 $33.1K
Alabama 19 75 $20.6K
Virginia 16 69 $29.8K
Oklahoma 16 63 $29.5K
Maryland 13 62 $24.4K
Arizona 12 60 $14K
Kentucky 20 57 $14.7K
New Hampshire 53 $17.7K
Tennessee 13 52 $19.4K
Michigan 19 49 $12K
Massachusetts 13 46 $13.6K
Missouri 11 45 $15.2K
Colorado 43 $12.7K
Illinois 41 $23.8K
Wisconsin 39 $14.6K
Mississippi 33 $9,135
Kansas 29 $11.5K
Utah 28 $20.7K
Alaska 25 $12.2K
West Virginia 25 $4,606
Montana 23 $5,582
Washington 23 $9,492
South Dakota 16 $2,676
Iowa 16 $3,702
Arkansas 14 $6,501
Nevada 13 $3,933
Idaho 12 $3,357
South Carolina 12 $3,026
Nebraska 11 $1,880
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 ZANAFLEX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CARYN VOGEL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana