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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 2016

4,419
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1603 of 3393

$60.1K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2602 of 3393

3,352
Patients

Rank: 1260 of 3393

1,339
Prescribers

Rank: 1542 of 3393

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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

5,688

2012

8,699

2013

13.3K

2014

11.5K

2015

4,413

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$75.9K

2012

$125K

2013

$190K

2014

$158K

2015

$59.8K

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$18

2012

$19

2013

$19

2014

$18

2015

$18

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 204 338 $3,653
Florida 221 268 $4,069
Kentucky 118 202 $2,475
Arkansas 139 195 $2,657
New York 155 194 $4,005
Alabama 124 178 $2,459
Michigan 110 160 $2,854
Tennessee 109 154 $1,734
Mississippi 68 126 $1,349
Indiana 86 126 $1,726
Ohio 77 101 $1,639
New Jersey 68 99 $1,769
Pennsylvania 75 91 $1,529
California 67 90 $1,323
Virginia 64 88 $1,223
Georgia 48 68 $1,075
Missouri 40 63 $925
Illinois 48 58 $885
South Carolina 47 54 $636
Kansas 41 52 $762
Louisiana 38 50 $543
North Carolina 25 30 $440
Maryland 24 28 $529
Oklahoma 19 25 $261
Nebraska 20 24 $333
Arizona 17 21 $216
Iowa 17 18 $195
Massachusetts 12 $571
South Dakota 11 12 $202
Washington 11 $165
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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