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DILAUDID

HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid, which acts on the brain to lower your perception of pain. Source: Iodine

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

5,823
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1503 of 3393

$3.06M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1370 of 3393

782
Patients

Rank: 1788 of 3393

1,058
Prescribers

Rank: 1640 of 3393

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

65%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

13.4K

2012

9,646

2013

7,723

2014

6,694

2015

5,742

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.2M

2012

$3.14M

2013

$2.97M

2014

$3.03M

2015

$3.03M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,026

2012

$1,777

2013

$2,339

2014

$3,065

2015

$3,931

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 131 769 $441K
New York 77 579 $368K
Florida 82 536 $271K
Texas 69 448 $233K
Pennsylvania 41 329 $244K
New Jersey 38 307 $94.3K
Virginia 25 181 $102K
Maryland 22 163 $108K
Georgia 23 154 $52.4K
Connecticut 16 151 $63.1K
Michigan 14 149 $81.2K
Ohio 20 138 $69K
North Carolina 20 121 $61.9K
Illinois 21 119 $50.9K
Minnesota 15 110 $49.9K
Colorado 12 96 $43.2K
Arizona 93 $53.3K
Tennessee 15 92 $46.4K
Massachusetts 87 $25.6K
Oklahoma 81 $53.6K
Louisiana 11 76 $26K
Mississippi 75 $16.1K
Arkansas 12 69 $40.7K
South Carolina 67 $37.2K
Indiana 11 66 $39K
Missouri 64 $26.6K
Kentucky 61 $30.9K
Wisconsin 59 $25K
Kansas 57 $59.2K
Idaho 54 $47.8K
Montana 51 $9,203
New Mexico 50 $38.8K
Washington 49 $21.8K
Alabama 48 $14.8K
Nevada 41 $28.7K
North Dakota 31 $13.6K
Delaware 28 $4,897
Hawaii 25 $20K
Oregon 23 $6,057
New Hampshire 21 $7,308
Nebraska 19 $5,270
Rhode Island 18 $4,545
District of Columbia 18 $3,645
Vermont 13 $9,525
Maine 13 $1,667
West Virginia 12 $3,682
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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