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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Ambien (zolpidem) is in a class of drugs called sedative-hypnotics. It interacts with your brain to make you relaxed and sleepy. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

25K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1024 of 3393

$14.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 854 of 3393

4,962
Patients

Rank: 1149 of 3393

5,465
Prescribers

Rank: 1010 of 3393

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67%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Sonata Lunesta Unisom Rozerem

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

37K

2012

35.7K

2013

32.7K

2014

28.5K

2015

25K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.91M

2012

$11.1M

2013

$12.9M

2014

$13.6M

2015

$14.2M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$1,122

2012

$1,506

2013

$1,917

2014

$2,305

2015

$2,855

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 859 5,287 $2.55M
California 612 2,883 $1.66M
New Jersey 451 1,913 $1.21M
Florida 376 1,435 $962K
Texas 273 1,228 $756K
Pennsylvania 216 1,062 $600K
Massachusetts 134 696 $436K
Illinois 136 674 $401K
Connecticut 118 598 $355K
Wisconsin 87 592 $306K
North Carolina 138 556 $315K
Maryland 122 519 $334K
Ohio 117 494 $302K
Minnesota 65 449 $270K
Virginia 97 427 $232K
Georgia 102 426 $231K
Michigan 90 403 $271K
Arizona 85 381 $221K
South Carolina 71 347 $198K
Indiana 71 296 $153K
Oregon 51 282 $158K
Tennessee 59 261 $137K
Colorado 63 248 $165K
Kentucky 41 243 $110K
Washington 47 227 $120K
Missouri 46 217 $104K
Maine 33 216 $126K
Louisiana 35 208 $101K
Utah 26 186 $91.5K
Oklahoma 30 177 $97.7K
New Hampshire 33 174 $106K
Alabama 41 153 $86.7K
Nevada 33 150 $96.2K
Iowa 19 128 $70.6K
Vermont 22 126 $83.7K
Rhode Island 18 115 $65.2K
New Mexico 20 107 $62.8K
West Virginia 19 88 $49.6K
Mississippi 17 87 $47.7K
Delaware 17 83 $57.6K
Hawaii 26 82 $58K
Nebraska 13 75 $47.9K
Idaho 11 74 $39.1K
Arkansas 16 73 $45.6K
Kansas 12 70 $48.9K
North Dakota 41 $26K
Montana 41 $17K
District of Columbia 11 37 $23.9K
South Dakota 24 $23.8K
Alaska 21 $10.8K
Wyoming 16 $9,517
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 »

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