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TRAMADOL HCL ER

TRAMADOL HCL

Ultram (tramadol) is an opioid pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it alters certain brain chemicals to lower pain perception and improve mood. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug tramadol

Important Information About This Drug

Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

As many as one quarter of those receiving these drugs over a long period of time in a primary care setting struggle with addiction.

Read more about the appropriate use of these drugs and speak to your doctor about their risks.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

162K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 574 of 3393

$17.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 788 of 3393

38,648
Patients

Rank: 598 of 3393

30,697
Prescribers

Rank: 512 of 3393

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61%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

101K

2012

108K

2013

125K

2014

158K

2015

147K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.4M

2012

$17.4M

2013

$19.3M

2014

$20.8M

2015

$16.4M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$505

2012

$541

2013

$510

2014

$514

2015

$443

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 3,956 15,492 $1.66M
New York 3,042 12,631 $1.32M
California 2,997 11,435 $1.28M
Florida 3,001 10,848 $1.2M
Pennsylvania 2,221 9,158 $1.05M
North Carolina 1,569 6,657 $728K
Ohio 1,381 6,633 $750K
Alabama 1,368 6,369 $635K
Michigan 1,703 6,347 $840K
Illinois 1,312 5,459 $576K
New Jersey 1,465 5,441 $588K
Georgia 1,184 4,699 $493K
Tennessee 923 4,314 $431K
Virginia 947 4,077 $437K
Maryland 940 3,564 $401K
Arizona 959 3,419 $364K
Indiana 799 3,385 $370K
South Carolina 743 3,114 $324K
Colorado 634 2,678 $281K
Louisiana 597 2,507 $277K
Oklahoma 567 2,497 $325K
Missouri 545 2,414 $283K
Kentucky 473 2,317 $290K
Oregon 425 2,089 $252K
Connecticut 568 2,065 $216K
Washington 482 2,002 $229K
Massachusetts 467 1,883 $191K
Wisconsin 405 1,765 $223K
Utah 332 1,407 $166K
Minnesota 273 1,317 $149K
Kansas 266 1,099 $117K
Iowa 193 1,071 $119K
Arkansas 222 965 $89.7K
Delaware 249 951 $125K
Idaho 208 942 $116K
Nevada 245 853 $75.5K
Mississippi 213 832 $79K
West Virginia 170 742 $87.9K
Nebraska 138 696 $71.7K
New Mexico 177 695 $82.7K
New Hampshire 155 597 $66K
South Dakota 92 557 $55.9K
Maine 133 536 $67.1K
Hawaii 91 348 $41.9K
North Dakota 81 327 $34.6K
District of Columbia 100 316 $32.6K
Wyoming 70 298 $31.8K
Vermont 55 290 $42.4K
Montana 71 248 $28.5K
Alaska 55 237 $21.6K
Rhode Island 61 206 $21.5K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TRAMADOL HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD THOMASON MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled311

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

CRAIG CHARLESTON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled291

BEAUMONT

Texas

LUCIANO TULUCA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled210

BRONX

New York

MICHAEL HAYDEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled206

HOUMA

Louisiana

HEIDI SEIFERT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled204

BELLAIRE

Texas

ROLAND JONES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled173

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

RONALD COLLINS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled173

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled165

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

JOSHUA ALLEN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled157

LAKE CHARLES

Louisiana

WILLEM NEL

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled152

TAMPA

Florida

RICARDO PARDO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled152

BAYTOWN

Texas

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled145

LONGVIEW

Texas

CHERYL GOYNE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled141

ALABASTER

Alabama

CRAIG CARSON M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled140

EDMOND

Oklahoma

THOMAS MARTIN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled135

HOOVER

Alabama

HANY NASR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled125

VISALIA

California

KELLY BOUSSERT M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled113

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

PHILIP SLACK MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled112

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

ARRTIE PISATURO M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled111

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAVID VALLANCE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled111

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

VIVEK TRIVEDI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled108

TOLEDO

Ohio

TANYA SOLIS MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled108

PALESTINE

Texas

DUYEN TRAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled107

SHENANDOAH

Texas

PETER DEGOLIA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled107

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BRANDY MOUNTCASTLE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled106

LILLINGTON

North Carolina