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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

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Dilaudid (Hydromorphone) is an opioid medicine (similar to morphine) that works in the brain to lower pain perception. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Dilaudid

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 2015

3,305
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1711 of 3395

$968K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1699 of 3395

407
Patients

Rank: 2065 of 3395

480
Prescribers

Rank: 1954 of 3395

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78%

of people say

it's worth it

65%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,080

2011

4,175

2012

4,098

2013

3,502

2014

3,305

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.23M

2011

$1.35M

2012

$1.25M

2013

$1.12M

2014

$968K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$251

2011

$242

2012

$279

2013

$198

2014

$312

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 70 350 $184K
Michigan 26 248 $47.3K
Florida 16 229 $41.1K
New York 20 186 $25.2K
Connecticut 12 165 $122K
Washington 18 154 $35.5K
Pennsylvania 15 150 $32.6K
Ohio 19 149 $20.8K
Maine 133 $14.8K
Wisconsin 124 $160K
Illinois 102 $22.5K
Iowa 97 $12K
New Jersey 92 $15.7K
Massachusetts 11 86 $15.7K
Texas 13 83 $17.2K
North Carolina 81 $10.3K
New Hampshire 79 $6,180
Kentucky 27 69 $2,196
Virginia 12 67 $5,715
Arkansas 66 $10.9K
Nebraska 64 $25.5K
Tennessee 15 61 $7,848
Rhode Island 59 $9,895
Minnesota 58 $20K
West Virginia 53 $69.8K
Indiana 47 $1,600
Georgia 36 $3,667
Maryland 30 $5,440
Arizona 29 $9,018
Utah 21 $295
Kansas 21 $620
Alaska 20 $4,878
Colorado 18 $1,724
Missouri 12 18 $157
Oregon 15 $332
Delaware 15 $2,661
South Carolina 13 $1,292
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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