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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for HYDROMORPHONE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CATHY LUO M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled1,276

FAYETTEVILLE

Arkansas

GABRIEL SOMORI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,004

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled962

LAUREL

Mississippi

JIE ZHU MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled897

READING

Pennsylvania

STEVEN CHUN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled883

LAKEWOOD RANCH (BARDENTON)

Florida

KAMAL KABAKIBOU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled858

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOHN OTERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled846

TAMPA

Florida

BOLKAR SAHINLER MD.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled812

LUBBOCK

Texas

IFTEQAR SYED MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled812

PARIS

Texas

NORMAN BAADE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled810

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

RICKY LOCKETT DO

Specialist

Claims Filled798

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

HOWARD COHEN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled794

DALLAS

Texas

DAVID NORFLEET DO

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled783

CRESTVIEW

Florida

THOMAS RATINO M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled772

FORT WORTH

Texas

HOWARD DIAMOND MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled772

RICHARDSON

Texas

ROBERT GUIRGUIS DO

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled765

TAMPA

Florida

CHRISTOPHER MOCEK MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled750

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

ALEJANDRO BLACHAR M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled746

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

SUNIL NAIK M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled711

HOUSTON

Texas

KENDRICK DULDULAO MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled693

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BARBARA BERKOWICH CRNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled681

NEWARK

Delaware

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled680

BRADENTON

Florida

SOUBRATA RAIKAR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled676

FREMONT

Nebraska

NAM-KHA PHAM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled668

ORLANDO

Florida

PARHAM AMINI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled666

NORTHRIDGE

California