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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC/PF

Medrol (methylprednisolone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Medrol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

11.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1250 of 3395

$304K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2089 of 3395

6,093
Patients

Rank: 1071 of 3395

3,626
Prescribers

Rank: 1151 of 3395

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

23%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

5,121

2011

7,367

2012

10.1K

2013

11.4K

2014

11.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$171K

2011

$227K

2012

$267K

2013

$322K

2014

$305K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$34

2012

$31

2013

$29

2014

$30

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 763 1,341 $31.9K
Pennsylvania 319 810 $19.5K
New York 355 742 $22K
California 358 682 $30.3K
Ohio 377 652 $17.1K
Texas 348 646 $14.4K
Michigan 301 636 $12.6K
Kentucky 371 538 $11.9K
North Carolina 377 514 $9,231
Tennessee 256 431 $8,420
Alabama 218 357 $5,956
New Jersey 131 338 $12K
West Virginia 159 287 $3,340
Georgia 110 237 $5,822
Illinois 145 235 $4,940
Missouri 136 225 $4,441
Virginia 121 225 $9,448
Arizona 95 205 $7,089
Indiana 129 198 $5,132
Massachusetts 55 168 $6,190
Maryland 73 139 $4,817
Mississippi 41 131 $5,753
Nevada 53 123 $5,100
Louisiana 52 107 $5,426
Connecticut 41 102 $4,294
Oklahoma 59 100 $2,950
Nebraska 44 86 $1,728
Iowa 38 77 $1,747
Kansas 58 76 $1,393
Washington 38 74 $3,082
Colorado 37 71 $1,521
South Carolina 54 62 $1,641
South Dakota 27 61 $1,925
Arkansas 28 45 $1,515
Minnesota 31 42 $359
New Mexico 23 40 $4,497
Rhode Island 15 40 $1,477
Wisconsin 11 34 $656
New Hampshire 11 31 $1,783
Utah 27 $1,568
Oregon 13 20 $760
Montana 15 20 $1,213
Idaho 20 $633
District of Columbia 16 $553
Hawaii 11 14 $241
Delaware 13 $1,017
Vermont 11 $375
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 »

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