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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
GEORGE PERDIKIS MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled656

LANCASTER

California

STEPHEN ROSS MD,PHD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Radiology

Claims Filled636

CAPE CORAL

Florida

VIVEK BARCLAY MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled635

LAUREL

Mississippi

JEANNE GERMEIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled626

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DUBY AVILA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled621

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JAWED HUSSAIN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled618

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JOHN MOTTO MD,MPH

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled613

WEST COLUMBIA

South Carolina

C KANG MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled609

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

RAFAEL SANTIAGO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled603

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

BENJAMIN VENGER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled598

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

JOHN DOWNEY D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled587

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MOREY BLINDER MD

Hematology

Claims Filled580

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DONALD ERB D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled574

SARASOTA

Florida

MICHELLE KEARNEY PA C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled572

BURLINGTON

Vermont

EMILIO SUAREZ D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled572

MIAMI

Florida

GARLAND GREENE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

NEWPORT NEWS

Virginia

MARK ELLIS MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled551

ATHENS

Georgia

MANJIT RANDHAWA D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled549

ANGLETON

Texas

ODEANE CONNOR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled549

GADSDEN

Alabama

JAYAM KRISHNA IYER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled545

CLEARWATER

Florida

FRANK FALCO MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled539

NEWARK

Delaware

ANTHONY ROGERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled531

LAKE WORTH

Florida

JANE CORNETT MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled531

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WILLIAM DURRETT M.D

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

AIKEN

South Carolina

ERIN WATSON M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled530

CONWAY

South Carolina