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ALPRAZOLAM XR

ALPRAZOLAM

Xanax (Alprazolam) is a fast-acting benzodiazepine. It affects neurotransmitters in the brain and calms the nervous system. This reduces anxiety and can cause sleepiness. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Xanax

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

15.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1161 of 3395

$515K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1915 of 3395

4,165
Patients

Rank: 1188 of 3395

4,010
Prescribers

Rank: 1116 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

55%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Klonopin Valium Ativan

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,081

2011

4,164

2012

18.6K

2013

19.2K

2014

15.7K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$260K

2011

$250K

2012

$917K

2013

$766K

2014

$516K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$49

2011

$40

2012

$49

2013

$44

2014

$49

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 423 1,869 $65.1K
North Carolina 305 1,200 $36K
Texas 323 1,153 $32.4K
Pennsylvania 231 902 $29.9K
Indiana 244 881 $24.1K
Tennessee 175 709 $21.3K
Michigan 219 677 $23.8K
Ohio 169 665 $24.4K
New Jersey 179 645 $21.5K
Virginia 112 471 $17.9K
Florida 165 444 $15.4K
Georgia 110 400 $12.7K
Connecticut 108 378 $12.3K
Louisiana 92 377 $10.2K
South Carolina 99 374 $13.3K
California 140 364 $11.8K
Kentucky 91 360 $13.8K
Maryland 90 316 $10.8K
Colorado 79 262 $9,100
Vermont 31 249 $5,470
Missouri 56 231 $8,139
Oregon 54 229 $6,930
Minnesota 35 228 $6,460
Illinois 68 213 $7,270
Washington 66 209 $8,854
Kansas 47 185 $4,676
Arizona 49 161 $5,433
Massachusetts 47 148 $5,251
Mississippi 48 145 $5,040
Nebraska 31 142 $8,343
Wisconsin 32 130 $4,636
Alabama 54 119 $3,439
Utah 22 110 $3,543
Oklahoma 36 106 $4,277
West Virginia 29 104 $4,477
Arkansas 15 83 $1,679
New Hampshire 19 69 $2,397
Alaska 12 67 $1,796
Maine 16 66 $2,324
Iowa 15 51 $1,720
New Mexico 12 46 $1,084
Nevada 16 30 $676
Rhode Island 11 28 $1,035
Delaware 26 $1,063
District of Columbia 22 $1,171
North Dakota 21 $671
Montana 19 $350
Idaho 17 $419
South Dakota 16 $205
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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