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ADDERALL XR

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE/AMPHETAMINE

Adderall (dextroamphetamine / amphetamine) is an amphetamine stimulant. Researchers don't know exactly how it works for ADHD, but it increases the activity of the hormones norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, which affects attention and behavior. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Adderall

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

26.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 999 of 3395

$9.17M
Retail Cost

Rank: 944 of 3395

6,045
Patients

Rank: 1072 of 3395

6,284
Prescribers

Rank: 968 of 3395

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it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

48.9K

2011

35.8K

2012

25.8K

2013

25K

2014

26.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$14.8M

2011

$12M

2012

$9.26M

2013

$8.81M

2014

$9.17M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$225

2011

$233

2012

$215

2013

$226

2014

$223

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,057 4,025 $1.57M
Wisconsin 393 1,710 $627K
Pennsylvania 325 1,396 $467K
Texas 313 1,247 $456K
Florida 315 1,219 $339K
New York 253 1,054 $409K
Michigan 329 1,028 $334K
Minnesota 207 986 $391K
Washington 214 962 $299K
Colorado 171 955 $189K
Ohio 224 954 $336K
Georgia 157 758 $218K
Massachusetts 126 697 $240K
Oregon 164 691 $254K
Virginia 159 643 $234K
Maryland 167 623 $214K
Illinois 113 544 $204K
Tennessee 162 542 $192K
North Carolina 156 515 $178K
Maine 71 472 $137K
Connecticut 99 439 $135K
Indiana 118 438 $150K
New Jersey 78 436 $158K
Alabama 89 376 $113K
Missouri 89 359 $129K
Arizona 72 294 $113K
New Hampshire 53 268 $99.7K
Louisiana 63 261 $95.5K
Kentucky 69 226 $72.9K
South Carolina 48 220 $70.2K
Iowa 44 216 $75.2K
Vermont 35 187 $47.1K
Oklahoma 46 176 $57.8K
Nebraska 38 174 $67K
Idaho 45 170 $50K
West Virginia 36 152 $46.2K
Utah 30 140 $41.9K
Arkansas 42 139 $49.7K
District of Columbia 28 114 $37.4K
Kansas 21 114 $43.5K
Montana 17 112 $37.9K
Hawaii 14 91 $25K
South Dakota 11 85 $26.7K
Mississippi 32 84 $21.1K
Delaware 21 78 $26K
Rhode Island 14 76 $17.2K
Nevada 18 72 $27.5K
New Mexico 15 45 $12.4K
North Dakota 29 $8,279
Wyoming 28 $8,397
Alaska 18 $6,702
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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