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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Dilaudid

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 2015

12.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1225 of 3395

$15.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 795 of 3395

3,045
Patients

Rank: 1288 of 3395

2,731
Prescribers

Rank: 1254 of 3395

More info on related drug Dilaudid »

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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

12.2K

2011

36.2K

2012

63.1K

2013

40.2K

2014

12.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.3M

2011

$27M

2012

$56.6M

2013

$42.9M

2014

$15.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$223

2011

$270

2012

$326

2013

$398

2014

$371

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 350 1,381 $1.55M
Texas 254 933 $1.11M
Georgia 172 731 $671K
North Carolina 222 727 $784K
California 139 655 $689K
Missouri 114 646 $1.54M
New York 108 625 $839K
Tennessee 133 533 $607K
Ohio 130 474 $484K
New Jersey 89 387 $440K
Pennsylvania 99 373 $423K
Indiana 100 354 $497K
Colorado 81 352 $384K
Virginia 101 339 $414K
Wisconsin 58 279 $319K
Arizona 68 272 $308K
Illinois 56 268 $320K
Washington 55 254 $242K
South Carolina 67 236 $290K
Connecticut 80 234 $384K
Oklahoma 55 226 $229K
Maryland 68 204 $226K
New Hampshire 38 203 $195K
Alabama 59 190 $192K
Oregon 27 185 $203K
Kansas 37 171 $336K
Michigan 46 144 $148K
Louisiana 39 142 $133K
Massachusetts 21 139 $148K
Kentucky 34 126 $173K
Nebraska 24 123 $77.1K
Maine 27 118 $172K
Utah 16 116 $82.2K
Mississippi 26 114 $117K
Iowa 18 97 $96.4K
Delaware 27 92 $94.8K
Idaho 16 88 $215K
Arkansas 22 84 $109K
Nevada 25 81 $94.2K
West Virginia 11 41 $49.4K
Minnesota 25 $50.2K
Alaska 25 $23.7K
Rhode Island 22 $15.4K
Vermont 15 $23.2K
New Mexico 15 $8,332
South Dakota 12 $8,831
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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