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CEFUROXIME

CEFUROXIME AXETIL

Treats infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.02M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 233 of 3362

$33.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 503 of 3362

790,168
Patients

Rank: 109 of 3362

142,144
Prescribers

Rank: 179 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 67,746 87,473 $2.84M
Florida 56,356 70,570 $2.13M
Pennsylvania 51,483 66,622 $2.33M
New York 49,420 62,391 $2.19M
California 42,304 51,932 $2.01M
New Jersey 34,056 43,471 $1.41M
Ohio 31,677 42,544 $1.38M
Georgia 32,260 41,516 $1.37M
North Carolina 30,192 38,237 $1.2M
Illinois 24,953 32,833 $1.06M
Virginia 24,773 31,644 $1.02M
Tennessee 23,115 29,721 $853K
Alabama 22,079 28,010 $889K
Michigan 18,914 24,091 $775K
Missouri 17,519 23,410 $777K
Kentucky 17,835 23,248 $741K
Mississippi 16,504 21,569 $691K
Maryland 15,837 20,931 $695K
Indiana 15,252 20,469 $613K
Louisiana 14,043 18,106 $591K
Colorado 12,863 16,868 $605K
Wisconsin 12,576 16,018 $619K
Connecticut 12,438 15,844 $517K
West Virginia 11,565 15,816 $509K
South Carolina 12,744 15,783 $456K
Washington 11,659 14,926 $586K
Minnesota 10,602 13,780 $572K
Massachusetts 10,201 12,771 $467K
Iowa 8,826 11,576 $391K
Arkansas 8,422 11,080 $370K
Oklahoma 8,453 10,691 $354K
Kansas 7,067 9,177 $301K
Arizona 6,906 8,104 $242K
Utah 5,718 7,343 $261K
Nebraska 5,038 6,560 $220K
Oregon 4,419 5,653 $226K
South Dakota 4,163 5,358 $178K
Rhode Island 3,238 4,072 $118K
Nevada 2,895 3,668 $120K
Idaho 2,804 3,572 $130K
New Mexico 2,854 3,487 $125K
Maine 2,325 3,193 $116K
Montana 2,107 2,727 $104K
New Hampshire 2,023 2,533 $82.4K
North Dakota 1,913 2,463 $89.3K
Hawaii 1,920 2,343 $87K
Delaware 1,879 2,342 $72K
Wyoming 1,624 2,072 $68.7K
Vermont 1,062 1,373 $45.4K
District of Columbia 820 999 $35.3K
Alaska 350 438 $13.6K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 CEFUROXIME

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled802

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

KULMEET KUNDLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled717

LAKE WALES

Florida

MARIO VASQUEZ AGUILAR

Family Medicine

Claims Filled696

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

ROBERT BROUSSE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled617

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ISAAC MADEB MD

Urology

Claims Filled556

BROOKLYN

New York

ROBERT VOGEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled556

MIDLAND

Texas

FAREED KANNOUT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled494

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

LIBBYETTE WRIGHT M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled436

HOUSTON

Texas

THOMAS SCHNEIDER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled420

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

TIMOTHY CORBIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

JOHN BATTIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled405

MORGANTOWN

West Virginia

MARK DANIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

ELBERTON

Georgia

JAYRAJ SHAH MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled367

LAWRENCEBURG

Tennessee

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

MARYVILLE

Illinois

SUDHEER KARNATI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

LUFKIN

Texas

MARK KOT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled351

SOUTHAMPTON

New York

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled344

DUBLIN

Georgia

DEBORAH AZAR M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled333

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

MICHAEL ANGOTTI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled332

BRIDGEPORT

West Virginia

VIKAS PASSI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled331

WATSONTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHARLES HENDRIX, JR. M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

VINCENNES

Indiana

KENNETH KROCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

CANTON

Illinois

DALTON DITTO FNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled320

GRANBURY

Texas

KUSHAL SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

RUSSELLVILLE

Kentucky

RONALDO FACTORIZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled306

BROWNSVILLE

Texas