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METHYLPREDNISOLONE SOD SUCC

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

2,574
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1816 of 3395

$133K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2314 of 3395

977
Patients

Rank: 1717 of 3395

785
Prescribers

Rank: 1756 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

4,243

2011

3,178

2012

3,425

2013

4,212

2014

2,575

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$184K

2011

$154K

2012

$186K

2013

$228K

2014

$133K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$50

2011

$58

2012

$58

2013

$55

2014

$62

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 83 238 $15.8K
New York 54 186 $7,186
Florida 102 169 $8,538
Nevada 35 156 $5,390
Virginia 67 148 $8,641
California 67 110 $6,708
Georgia 33 105 $4,515
Illinois 18 102 $5,456
Michigan 28 98 $3,686
New Jersey 29 96 $4,099
Minnesota 17 96 $4,125
Texas 51 96 $5,654
Tennessee 46 89 $5,944
Alabama 55 86 $7,408
Massachusetts 15 85 $2,976
Ohio 40 73 $5,947
North Carolina 40 71 $4,298
Mississippi 12 66 $2,435
Missouri 13 48 $1,532
Connecticut 41 $2,962
West Virginia 36 $1,431
Oklahoma 35 $2,008
Indiana 33 $1,499
Utah 11 32 $1,061
Kentucky 18 31 $1,502
Arizona 13 27 $1,262
Nebraska 24 $934
Maryland 11 23 $1,048
Arkansas 22 $929
South Carolina 22 $1,280
Iowa 14 $550
Rhode Island 13 $626
Louisiana 11 13 $957
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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