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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

7,343
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1409 of 3395

$144K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2286 of 3395

5,665
Patients

Rank: 1096 of 3395

2,422
Prescribers

Rank: 1305 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

5,168

2011

8,321

2012

8,069

2013

7,719

2014

7,343

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$109K

2011

$179K

2012

$156K

2013

$151K

2014

$144K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$15

2011

$15

2012

$14

2013

$12

2014

$13

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 378 487 $10.9K
Kentucky 213 426 $6,113
Texas 283 356 $7,366
Florida 294 348 $7,303
Ohio 228 338 $6,909
Tennessee 218 317 $5,980
Alabama 219 316 $4,741
New York 196 253 $7,672
Michigan 155 207 $4,462
Louisiana 120 164 $2,896
Oklahoma 133 163 $2,625
Missouri 123 151 $2,645
Virginia 89 150 $4,022
South Carolina 79 137 $2,532
Mississippi 84 136 $2,063
Indiana 108 135 $2,705
North Carolina 107 135 $7,202
Georgia 97 121 $2,312
Illinois 96 114 $2,397
New Jersey 87 108 $2,660
Arkansas 84 104 $1,918
Kansas 80 103 $2,007
California 72 89 $2,282
Maryland 55 73 $1,451
Connecticut 30 61 $1,639
Massachusetts 44 60 $1,479
Washington 43 52 $1,262
West Virginia 42 46 $858
Wyoming 33 45 $698
Nebraska 38 43 $903
Wisconsin 30 39 $828
Utah 28 37 $726
Iowa 23 34 $587
Oregon 17 26 $571
Arizona 25 25 $494
Colorado 19 22 $676
New Mexico 19 21 $291
South Dakota 14 17 $352
Maine 15 $481
Minnesota 11 13 $360
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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