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ALPRAZOLAM

Xanax (alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects chemicals in the brain to reduce anxiety. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Xanax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

14.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 21 of 3393

$99.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 281 of 3393

2,685,953
Patients

Rank: 33 of 3393

379,666
Prescribers

Rank: 36 of 3393

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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

1.41M

2012

12.2M

2013

13.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

14.5M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.9M

2012

$87.8M

2013

$92.1M

2014

$103M

2015

$99.6M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$43

2012

$36

2013

$36

2014

$38

2015

$37

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 302,124 1,564,714 $10.3M
California 216,047 973,935 $7M
Texas 189,709 958,655 $6.24M
Michigan 140,970 699,374 $4.34M
Pennsylvania 126,943 683,290 $5.18M
Tennessee 92,613 633,967 $3.69M
New York 149,042 622,617 $4.72M
North Carolina 101,594 574,634 $4.02M
Ohio 97,454 535,179 $4.48M
Georgia 91,129 514,254 $3.44M
New Jersey 107,647 488,958 $3.93M
Illinois 94,893 472,624 $3.53M
Missouri 78,764 458,917 $3.5M
Alabama 60,624 386,555 $2.14M
Indiana 67,693 377,690 $3.03M
Virginia 58,272 318,734 $2.47M
Louisiana 55,337 313,761 $1.7M
South Carolina 50,778 305,930 $2.28M
Kentucky 45,438 305,553 $2.18M
Massachusetts 38,241 215,993 $1.29M
Wisconsin 39,690 202,708 $1.36M
Arkansas 32,479 202,511 $1.05M
Arizona 47,161 197,915 $1.3M
Oklahoma 32,099 194,634 $1.19M
Mississippi 30,900 185,069 $981K
West Virginia 25,997 171,680 $1.18M
Connecticut 33,521 161,076 $1.42M
Maryland 34,728 160,857 $1.21M
Iowa 26,154 143,489 $885K
Kansas 25,690 139,034 $1.09M
Washington 31,082 137,232 $806K
Nevada 27,396 132,066 $922K
Colorado 25,050 113,738 $731K
Minnesota 20,518 94,288 $573K
Oregon 20,219 87,536 $453K
Nebraska 14,835 80,829 $490K
Utah 14,024 75,148 $411K
Delaware 11,989 54,785 $539K
New Mexico 11,239 54,557 $333K
Rhode Island 9,073 50,230 $289K
Idaho 10,067 47,535 $245K
Maine 8,699 46,120 $373K
New Hampshire 7,087 34,982 $294K
South Dakota 4,440 23,136 $125K
Hawaii 4,862 20,150 $138K
North Dakota 4,102 20,052 $117K
Montana 3,929 19,410 $107K
Vermont 2,387 11,476 $73.9K
Wyoming 2,518 11,144 $70.4K
District of Columbia 2,673 9,140 $67.8K
Alaska 1,590 7,245 $52.1K
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 ALPRAZOLAM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARIEL ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled8,115

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled6,373

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MARIO AGUADO MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled6,313

MIAMI

Florida

CLAUDE CURRAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled5,023

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

JOSE RODRIGUEZ CAY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,626

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

JAPHET GAZTAMBIDE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled4,325

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,776

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

KARL JONES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,535

CLEARWATER

Florida

ASHIT VIJAPURA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,202

PLANT CITY

Florida

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,118

PONCE

Puerto Rico

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,061

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

JORGE DE JESUS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,046

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,985

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,891

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,810

HAYTI

Missouri

SHODHAN PATEL MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled2,776

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,759

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

WOMESH SAHADEO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,757

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JOSE PAGAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,752

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

TIMOTHY MCPHERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,665

STEELE

Missouri

MELVIN VELAZQUEZ M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled2,563

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

NABIL CYLEMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,525

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,506

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MARILYN LACHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,460

ALBERTVILLE

Alabama

JIM PANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled2,444

CORDOVA

Tennessee