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METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

3.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 98 of 3393

$60.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 413 of 3393

2,669,317
Patients

Rank: 34 of 3393

350,676
Prescribers

Rank: 45 of 3393

More info on related drug Medrol »

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2.22M

2012

2.68M

2013

2.94M

2014

3.28M

2015

3.46M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$56.9M

2012

$67M

2013

$64.7M

2014

$65.8M

2015

$60.1M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$33

2012

$33

2013

$29

2014

$26

2015

$23

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 346,025 458,569 $7.84M
Texas 226,935 291,171 $4.8M
Pennsylvania 144,798 190,366 $3.46M
New York 127,130 170,768 $3.34M
Ohio 129,422 165,305 $2.84M
California 118,830 151,666 $2.93M
Georgia 109,456 141,575 $2.27M
Tennessee 105,401 136,375 $2.26M
Illinois 97,075 126,404 $2.16M
Michigan 95,774 122,760 $1.98M
New Jersey 84,927 113,226 $1.94M
Alabama 80,962 108,164 $1.89M
Kentucky 70,074 91,210 $1.52M
Missouri 70,665 89,621 $1.43M
North Carolina 69,230 86,206 $1.46M
Indiana 65,973 84,236 $1.4M
Louisiana 62,231 80,372 $1.44M
Arizona 59,071 73,605 $1.21M
Virginia 53,048 67,209 $1.16M
Oklahoma 46,990 60,447 $1.07M
Mississippi 41,078 51,543 $853K
Maryland 39,340 50,303 $864K
South Carolina 39,392 49,143 $812K
Arkansas 34,613 43,802 $743K
Massachusetts 28,346 37,415 $769K
West Virginia 27,133 35,433 $582K
Nevada 25,318 33,417 $545K
Connecticut 25,626 33,167 $582K
Wisconsin 25,993 32,160 $546K
Minnesota 23,582 29,583 $601K
Colorado 21,470 27,177 $468K
Washington 20,769 25,592 $458K
Kansas 20,426 24,898 $398K
Iowa 16,605 20,149 $338K
Nebraska 12,047 14,654 $249K
Utah 10,443 13,196 $247K
Oregon 10,407 12,717 $258K
New Mexico 8,918 11,387 $223K
Delaware 8,939 11,057 $173K
New Hampshire 7,783 10,290 $204K
Idaho 8,102 9,953 $196K
Rhode Island 6,874 8,540 $156K
Montana 5,894 7,366 $146K
Maine 5,484 7,061 $142K
South Dakota 5,432 6,692 $119K
Wyoming 3,503 4,282 $72.4K
North Dakota 3,497 4,266 $80.4K
Hawaii 3,002 3,621 $70.7K
District of Columbia 2,612 3,153 $51.2K
Vermont 2,318 3,032 $56.2K
Alaska 1,114 1,261 $20.6K
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 METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HOWARD OFFENBERG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,200

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

LYNDY TANIMAE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled923

VINELAND

New Jersey

BRUCE BERENSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled840

DELRAY BEACH

Florida

RAMESH KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled771

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

FREDERICK MURPHY DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled768

DUNCANSVILLE

Pennsylvania

ROGER WANG D.O.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled757

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled702

LONG BEACH

California

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled700

VALDOSTA

Georgia

GEORGE ALCANTARA CARDI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled684

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

STANLEY SMITH M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled679

NEWNAN

Georgia

JOHN AMRIEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled667

SALEM

New Jersey

DARREL RINEHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled648

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

EDWARD HUMBERT DO

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled626

FORT MYERS

Florida

MICHAEL BABILONIA ROMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled622

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN SOLOWAY M.D.,FACP.,FACR.,CCD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled621

VINELAND

New Jersey

MICHELLE SPUZA MILORD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled601

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

CRAIG GLASER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled587

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

SHAHBAZ CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled582

SUMMERFIELD

Florida

MELVIN PARNELL M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled576

METAIRIE

Louisiana

APRIL TURNER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled560

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

SELDEN LONGLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled553

GAINESVILLE

Florida

EUGENE NUNNERY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled546

HARLINGEN

Texas

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled541

UNION CITY

New Jersey

AMANDA ANSBAUGH PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled532

SUMMERFIELD

Florida

RAMON TORO TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled529

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico