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VALACYCLOVIR

VALACYCLOVIR HCL

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 176 of 3395

$66.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 360 of 3395

721,158
Patients

Rank: 120 of 3395

274,301
Prescribers

Rank: 70 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Zovirax Famvir Foscavir

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

857K

2011

1.03M

2012

1.25M

2013

1.42M

2014

1.59M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$102M

2011

$93.3M

2012

$90.9M

2013

$77.2M

2014

$66.6M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$56

2011

$50

2012

$50

2013

$40

2014

$35

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 62,606 141,056 $6.31M
New York 59,967 138,692 $5.88M
Florida 57,640 121,468 $5.08M
Texas 48,415 104,941 $4.56M
Pennsylvania 38,408 80,881 $3.41M
North Carolina 30,570 70,752 $2.89M
Ohio 26,713 61,055 $2.46M
Georgia 24,937 56,634 $2.39M
Michigan 27,019 53,837 $2.14M
Illinois 24,625 51,407 $2.11M
New Jersey 22,829 45,090 $1.81M
Massachusetts 17,711 40,757 $1.79M
Tennessee 18,233 39,800 $1.61M
Alabama 15,900 35,236 $1.41M
Virginia 16,076 34,213 $1.46M
Missouri 14,261 34,036 $1.37M
Wisconsin 13,471 28,361 $1.12M
Arizona 13,977 28,061 $1.22M
South Carolina 12,658 27,867 $1.11M
Maryland 12,523 26,766 $1.23M
Louisiana 11,935 26,735 $974K
Minnesota 12,956 25,528 $1.05M
Washington 11,354 25,318 $1.12M
Connecticut 10,918 24,030 $1.06M
Indiana 11,113 24,001 $993K
Kentucky 10,928 23,717 $891K
Colorado 9,166 19,565 $834K
Iowa 7,902 16,476 $591K
Oregon 7,346 15,975 $704K
Mississippi 7,011 15,695 $621K
Arkansas 6,519 14,556 $541K
Oklahoma 6,465 13,546 $623K
Utah 5,550 10,753 $455K
West Virginia 4,575 9,986 $356K
Maine 4,277 9,764 $585K
Kansas 4,401 9,327 $355K
Nevada 4,320 9,123 $383K
Nebraska 4,393 8,797 $315K
Idaho 3,808 7,691 $364K
New Hampshire 3,235 7,205 $322K
Rhode Island 3,013 6,335 $230K
New Mexico 2,627 5,676 $292K
Montana 2,587 5,501 $198K
Delaware 2,760 5,142 $226K
Hawaii 2,478 4,524 $215K
District of Columbia 1,431 3,986 $196K
South Dakota 2,001 3,797 $123K
Vermont 1,576 3,466 $137K
North Dakota 1,602 2,986 $96.2K
Wyoming 1,089 2,167 $83.5K
Alaska 694 1,591 $63.3K
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 VALACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SETH MESKIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled138

MILFORD

Connecticut

STEVEN KLEMOW M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled138

ADDISON

Texas

ROBERT BRANDT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled138

DAYTON

Ohio

MARK VITAL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled135

HOUSTON

Texas

ELLEN KITCHELL MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled135

DALLAS

Texas

FLORENCE BARALATEI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

MACON

Georgia

JOHN BOKOSKY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled133

SAN DIEGO

California

REBECCA DOROUGH NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled132

TUPELO

Mississippi

GEORGE PSEVDOS M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

NEW YORK

New York

MARK GOROVOY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled132

FORT MYERS

Florida

PATRICK DALY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

DALLAS

Texas

HELEN KOENIG MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled131

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

OSCAR KLEIN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled131

NEW YORK

New York

ALESSANDRA FERRAJOLI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled131

HOUSTON

Texas

ANTONIO URBINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

NEW YORK

New York

JACQUELINE BROADWAY MSN, FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled129

HOUSTON

Texas

JAIME VASQUEZ D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

DALLAS

Texas

RICHARD LOFTUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

FELICIA STERMAN MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GUS KRUCKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

HOUSTON

Texas

JIAN CUI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled127

FLUSHING

New York

STEPHEN LEVITT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled126

DAYTON

Ohio

MARK ILLEMAN FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled126

SAN FRANCISCO

California

ALEXANDER DEL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

PALM SPRINGS

California

SIAN JONES MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled124

NEW YORK

New York