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METHIMAZOLE

Tapazole (Methimazole) is an anti-thyroid medication. It blocks the thyroid gland from making thyroid hormones. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

596K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 316 of 3395

$7.53M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1013 of 3395

118,031
Patients

Rank: 390 of 3395

64,145
Prescribers

Rank: 356 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

415K

2011

457K

2012

519K

2013

557K

2014

596K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.85M

2011

$8.36M

2012

$8.73M

2013

$7.75M

2014

$7.54M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$40

2011

$41

2012

$37

2013

$36

2014

$35

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,836 66,106 $941K
New York 10,804 56,768 $687K
Florida 8,953 40,355 $512K
Pennsylvania 6,950 38,129 $461K
North Carolina 5,113 27,385 $303K
Texas 5,795 25,743 $345K
Illinois 4,922 24,243 $291K
Ohio 4,648 22,893 $299K
New Jersey 4,433 20,253 $256K
Georgia 3,726 18,893 $218K
Massachusetts 3,443 18,400 $208K
Virginia 3,184 16,118 $204K
Tennessee 3,239 15,684 $192K
Michigan 3,322 13,759 $192K
Missouri 2,532 13,213 $159K
South Carolina 2,216 11,382 $133K
Indiana 2,381 11,077 $138K
Wisconsin 2,098 10,387 $131K
Maryland 2,488 10,352 $143K
Louisiana 1,759 8,940 $113K
Washington 1,869 8,873 $102K
Kentucky 1,631 8,654 $104K
Arizona 1,987 8,527 $109K
Alabama 1,792 8,238 $106K
Connecticut 1,768 8,112 $108K
Colorado 1,425 6,344 $93.1K
Minnesota 1,393 6,204 $83.9K
Oregon 1,228 5,671 $77.2K
Mississippi 1,036 5,493 $65K
Arkansas 895 4,781 $55K
Kansas 943 4,416 $59.7K
Iowa 824 4,347 $50.4K
West Virginia 770 3,927 $46.9K
Nevada 878 3,915 $48.1K
Oklahoma 881 3,848 $65.1K
New Mexico 655 3,031 $38K
Maine 650 2,726 $39.8K
New Hampshire 537 2,599 $32.3K
Rhode Island 408 2,309 $28.3K
Nebraska 354 1,854 $19.8K
Idaho 373 1,776 $20.7K
Utah 417 1,770 $26.9K
Montana 348 1,636 $18.9K
Hawaii 368 1,465 $21.5K
District of Columbia 331 1,270 $18.8K
Vermont 241 1,166 $14.5K
Delaware 262 1,073 $15.1K
South Dakota 210 1,028 $10.3K
North Dakota 156 770 $9,323
Wyoming 118 534 $6,862
Alaska 60 339 $3,858
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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Top prescribers for METHIMAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRIAN LAKE D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled249

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

LAURA ANDREWS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled248

MENASHA

Wisconsin

JOSELITO CABACCAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled247

SAN JOSE

California

PAUL GULLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

ELKIN

North Carolina

ISSA ABEDMAHMOUD MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled244

HERRIN

Illinois

ERIC HORST M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled243

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

JAMES BONUCCHI DO

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled243

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SUMANA GANGI M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled242

MESQUITE

Texas

PREM SAHASRANAM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled242

HANFORD

California

LEYLA EL-CHOUFI M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled241

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOHN INTERLANDI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled240

HERMITAGE

Tennessee

JEREMY SOULE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled240

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

BRUCE HENSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled239

DULUTH

Minnesota

RAJEEV JAIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled238

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RUGGERO BATTAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled237

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

SERGIO CHANG FIGUEROA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled235

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

JOANNE LANGTON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

MICHAEL LIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled231

SAN GABRIEL

California

MICHAEL NANNENGA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled231

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

JEROME THURMAN M.D.,F.A.C.E.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled228

SAINT CHARLES

Missouri

SIRISHA DONEPUDI M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled228

MARION

Ohio

LINDA POWERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

SOUTH HILL

Virginia

WESLEY FAIRFIELD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled225

LEWISTON

Maine

MARJAN KAREGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

HELENA

Alabama

NILAY DESAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled222

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina