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GUANFACINE HCL

Tenex (Guanfacine) is a centrally-acting alpha agonist medication. It lowers blood pressure by slowing down the heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels. It's not clear how Tenex (Guanfacine) works in ADHD, but it's used when stimulants haven't worked or can't be used in people. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tenex

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

94.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 700 of 3393

$1.07M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1725 of 3393

19,012
Patients

Rank: 773 of 3393

15,821
Prescribers

Rank: 690 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

184K

2012

182K

2013

156K

2014

107K

2015

94.3K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.99M

2012

$2.81M

2013

$2.05M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$91

2012

$84

2013

$68

2014

$54

2015

$56

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,728 8,268 $93.3K
Texas 1,636 7,009 $88.8K
Ohio 846 4,447 $47.3K
Florida 924 3,895 $52.4K
Pennsylvania 709 3,641 $39K
New York 644 3,616 $38.5K
Missouri 602 3,291 $37.8K
North Carolina 728 3,285 $36.4K
Michigan 752 3,113 $36.2K
Minnesota 501 2,945 $26.2K
Louisiana 571 2,859 $30.3K
Virginia 551 2,722 $31K
South Carolina 563 2,607 $31.3K
Wisconsin 459 2,566 $31.1K
Georgia 572 2,498 $34.3K
Indiana 411 2,238 $26K
Oregon 378 2,142 $23.9K
Illinois 457 2,130 $27.7K
Massachusetts 367 2,054 $21.4K
Kentucky 404 2,009 $19.7K
Tennessee 461 1,987 $24.5K
Alabama 456 1,843 $21.2K
Oklahoma 393 1,764 $21K
Washington 385 1,730 $19.1K
Mississippi 390 1,423 $15.5K
Colorado 254 1,392 $16.2K
Iowa 232 1,373 $12.8K
Kansas 233 1,250 $15K
Maine 240 1,218 $10.8K
New Jersey 270 1,171 $13.4K
Maryland 228 1,095 $13.7K
Arkansas 257 1,060 $12.7K
West Virginia 233 1,002 $13.4K
Arizona 244 962 $11.9K
Idaho 173 898 $9,165
Utah 143 825 $10K
Nebraska 147 815 $7,455
Connecticut 118 684 $5,406
New Mexico 128 525 $6,970
Montana 97 497 $4,531
New Hampshire 98 479 $4,210
South Dakota 61 438 $4,232
Vermont 68 354 $3,360
Nevada 89 349 $5,306
Rhode Island 54 326 $2,878
Delaware 54 237 $3,479
North Dakota 44 234 $1,842
Wyoming 34 185 $1,474
Hawaii 41 134 $1,566
Alaska 19 92 $1,410
District of Columbia 14 57 $708
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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Top prescribers for GUANFACINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HERRING DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled250

CLYDE

Ohio

MICHAEL LITTLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled210

PARADISE

California

JOEL LONG DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled199

CHICO

California

DEBRA HERRERA N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled162

OXNARD

California

HERBERT VANDENBERG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled148

RUSTON

Louisiana

ROMEO MARIANO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

MONTEREY

California

CHARLES LESTER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled132

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

EMIL BUKHER NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled127

WATERVILLE

Maine

LORI OLSON PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled127

PORTLAND

Oregon

PEDRO KAREH-CORDERO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled122

CAQUAS

Puerto Rico

ARNOLD SMALLS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

LAGRANGE

Georgia

LORI MASON PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled107

PARADISE

California

CHARLES MURDOCK MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled106

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled104

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ROBERT CHEEK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DAVID WEAR PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled102

SALEM

Oregon

DAVID SIBLEY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled99

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

ADA

Oklahoma

WILLIAM SCHAFFER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled97

BANGOR

Maine

MARTIN DE GRAW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

NEW BERN

North Carolina

DOMENIC SICA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled96

RICHMOND

Virginia

ARMEEN WEBER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

OAKLAND

California

WAYNE HOPPE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled92

BURLINGTON

Colorado

MATTHEW LAMBERT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled89

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JAMES CRUMB M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled87

MOBILE

Alabama