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METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE

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 2015

11.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1245 of 3395

$159K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2263 of 3395

8,814
Patients

Rank: 977 of 3395

2,729
Prescribers

Rank: 1256 of 3395

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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

15.7K

2011

5,731

2012

8,722

2013

13.4K

2014

11.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$214K

2011

$77.3K

2012

$125K

2013

$192K

2014

$159K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$4

2011

$3

2012

$4

2013

$5

2014

$4

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 498 595 $9,429
Texas 375 524 $6,419
Kentucky 297 500 $5,192
New York 297 369 $8,233
Indiana 217 358 $4,349
Alabama 240 356 $4,215
Arkansas 222 312 $3,415
Tennessee 203 312 $3,502
New Jersey 225 308 $6,759
Michigan 224 297 $4,675
Ohio 201 262 $3,231
Pennsylvania 211 255 $4,436
California 182 232 $3,886
Mississippi 101 205 $2,253
Missouri 144 204 $2,278
Louisiana 165 193 $2,232
South Carolina 115 190 $2,161
Georgia 136 171 $2,444
Illinois 101 146 $2,746
Oklahoma 100 126 $1,943
Kansas 92 115 $1,386
Virginia 87 106 $1,425
North Carolina 94 106 $1,509
Massachusetts 81 99 $3,103
Maryland 70 90 $1,413
Washington 74 84 $1,456
West Virginia 57 68 $910
Colorado 46 59 $1,158
Utah 38 48 $712
Wyoming 24 46 $423
Iowa 34 42 $424
Arizona 33 40 $512
Nebraska 33 38 $471
Connecticut 18 32 $538
South Dakota 27 30 $384
New Hampshire 15 21 $276
Minnesota 13 15 $157
Oregon 11 14 $230
Wisconsin 13 $252
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 »

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Top prescribers for METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LIVIA BERMUDEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled427

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO IBARRA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled298

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled186

LARES

Puerto Rico

JOSE PUIG RIVERA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled181

DORADO

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO PINERO PEREIRA M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled138

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

PATRICK SHEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

RENSSELAER

Indiana

JOSE APONTE PAGAN M.D

General Practice

Claims Filled117

OROCOVIS

Puerto Rico

JUAN RIOS FUENTES M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled116

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LUIS DIAZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled114

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

ELENA VELAZQUEZ DOCTOR RHEUMATOLOGY

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAMON SY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled85

MANNING

South Carolina

JAVIER RIOS

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled82

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MANUEL SOTO-RUIZ MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled78

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JAVIER DELGADO-CANDELARIO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled77

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

ROBERT GUNNELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled74

GRANT

Michigan

MAURO FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled71

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

IGNACIO CALVO M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled69

MIAMI

Florida

MIRIAM RIVERA SERRANO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled69

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

DAVID MARTINEZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled60

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

ERIC ORTIZ - LLAVONA M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled59

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ALEJANDRO PRESILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled58

UNION CITY

New Jersey

LILLIAN BEZARES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

EVERGREEN

Alabama

ROSARIO CARREON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled53

VERNON

Texas