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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
JOHN FAN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled437

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

RILEY LOVE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled436

PADUCAH

Kentucky

BRUCE MACKEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled435

EDMOND

Oklahoma

JOSEPH PAGANO MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled434

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

MARC SWANSON MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled432

SALEM

Virginia

MICHAEL GREENE D.O.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled431

MIDDLEBURG

Florida

CYRUS BAKHIT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled428

ROANOKE

Virginia

BRIAN AUGUST MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled427

EL PASO

Texas

WALKER ASHCRAFT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled425

HAMILTON

Montana

RENAUD RODRIGUE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled421

DALLAS

Texas

BRENT STEWART M.D., M.B.A.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled421

NEWBERRY

Florida

MAHMOOD NASIR MD

Neurology

Claims Filled417

SUNBURY

Pennsylvania

JOHN WOESTE MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled413

JACKSONVILLE BEACH

Florida

JEANINE GODEC PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled412

SEATTLE

Washington

SHANNON CHILDS FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled411

DOVER

Delaware

KATIE GERARGE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled411

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

KENNETH CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled411

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

RODGER GARRETT M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled410

PENSACOLA

Florida

MOHAMED OSMAN MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled410

DETROIT

Michigan

F HUSSEY M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled408

NAPLES

Florida

ANTHONY AFONG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled407

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

TRACEY PENNINGTON M.D.,M.P.H.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled406

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

RICHARD CANER M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled406

LINCOLNSHIRE

Illinois

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled404

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

EDWIN VILLALOBOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled402

LAKE MARY

Florida