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HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Dilaudid (hydromorphone) is an opioid, which acts on the brain to lower your perception of pain. 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 2016

1.21M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 213 of 3393

$27.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 634 of 3393

307,495
Patients

Rank: 228 of 3393

160,313
Prescribers

Rank: 163 of 3393

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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

1.02M

2012

1.13M

2013

1.19M

2014

1.25M

2015

1.21M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$35.6M

2012

$36.8M

2013

$32.3M

2014

$27.7M

2015

$27.5M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$129

2012

$122

2013

$104

2014

$86

2015

$89

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 33,330 142,674 $3.94M
Florida 29,680 128,452 $3.21M
New York 19,467 64,517 $1.59M
Texas 12,755 55,799 $1.54M
Pennsylvania 13,724 47,397 $1.1M
Washington 11,804 44,537 $794K
North Carolina 12,942 41,740 $840K
Virginia 12,124 40,997 $919K
Michigan 8,202 35,894 $837K
New Jersey 10,117 34,540 $666K
Massachusetts 11,293 34,089 $628K
Illinois 7,370 31,727 $818K
Colorado 9,265 31,579 $604K
Maryland 8,590 31,175 $607K
Ohio 7,254 29,570 $667K
Minnesota 9,065 29,167 $625K
Connecticut 9,739 29,138 $490K
Georgia 8,063 27,893 $576K
Oregon 6,758 24,308 $489K
Missouri 5,383 24,127 $673K
Arizona 6,559 23,982 $534K
South Carolina 5,599 19,389 $404K
Indiana 4,417 18,177 $506K
Tennessee 6,257 18,159 $301K
Wisconsin 3,685 14,817 $287K
Iowa 4,056 14,767 $363K
Arkansas 3,492 12,653 $276K
Alabama 3,407 12,347 $232K
Nevada 2,806 11,790 $272K
Kansas 2,430 11,593 $326K
Louisiana 3,408 10,334 $195K
Oklahoma 2,583 10,198 $243K
New Hampshire 3,143 9,759 $170K
Kentucky 2,624 9,722 $223K
Delaware 2,642 9,260 $199K
Maine 2,756 8,758 $151K
Utah 2,590 8,622 $194K
Vermont 2,620 8,064 $121K
Idaho 2,023 7,748 $195K
Montana 2,063 7,113 $150K
Mississippi 2,025 6,453 $97.7K
Nebraska 1,308 5,248 $99.2K
New Mexico 1,419 5,021 $114K
West Virginia 1,038 4,057 $76.5K
North Dakota 891 3,613 $54.7K
Rhode Island 743 2,434 $53.8K
Alaska 581 2,186 $49.9K
Hawaii 617 2,098 $59.4K
District of Columbia 941 2,028 $33.5K
South Dakota 504 1,882 $47.4K
Wyoming 461 1,829 $44.4K
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 HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,004

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

LOKIE INDAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

SYED SAFDAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

MICHAEL SHANNON MD

Neurological Surgery

Claims Filled65

ZANESVILLE

Ohio

IRFAN FAZIL M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled64

YUMA

Arizona

DALLIN FARAR PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled148

YUMA

Arizona

ABDULKADIR HOURANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled65

YUMA

Arizona

JEREMY CURRY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled350

YUMA

Arizona

JEREMY BUTLER NP-C

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled335

YUMA

Arizona

FAAFOUINA AFATO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

YUBA CITY

California

VASSILI BROUTSKI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

YUBA CITY

California

WILLIAM HOFFMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

YUBA CITY

California

SARA STREICH PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled113

YUBA CITY

California

GURMAIL BRAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

YUBA CITY

California

HAMID KOURDONI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled85

YUBA CITY

California

RICHARD BROUETTE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

YUBA CITY

California

HAMIDULLAH HALIMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

YPSILANTI

Michigan

JENNIFER FAUTAS ACNS-BC

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Care

Claims Filled123

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio

BRUCE KLASKIN D.O.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled53

YORK

Pennsylvania

ASIT UPADHYAY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled72

YORK

Pennsylvania

BRUCE SICILIA MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled126

YORK

Pennsylvania

GOLDIE ALISSANDRATOS NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled134

YONKERS

New York

LAURA YATES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

YELM

Washington

KIRK DAWSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

YELM

Washington

ROBERT NEUMAYR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

YANKTON

South Dakota