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CEFUROXIME

CEFUROXIME AXETIL

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 221 of 3395

$45.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 457 of 3395

854,133
Patients

Rank: 104 of 3395

149,540
Prescribers

Rank: 171 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

738K

2011

817K

2012

1.01M

2013

1.02M

2014

1.1M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.1M

2011

$13.4M

2012

$15.8M

2013

$33.9M

2014

$45.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$13

2014

$14

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 74,339 96,619 $3.89M
Pennsylvania 57,949 75,021 $3.19M
Florida 59,747 74,514 $2.89M
New York 55,742 70,183 $2.94M
California 48,479 59,171 $2.83M
New Jersey 37,869 48,702 $1.89M
Georgia 35,913 46,066 $1.85M
Ohio 33,758 45,778 $1.77M
North Carolina 30,882 38,985 $1.53M
Illinois 27,128 35,469 $1.4M
Virginia 26,318 33,431 $1.34M
Alabama 23,778 29,885 $1.18M
Tennessee 22,365 29,027 $1.07M
Michigan 20,307 25,721 $1.06M
Missouri 18,394 24,513 $1.02M
Kentucky 18,560 24,268 $972K
Maryland 17,573 22,635 $917K
Mississippi 17,149 22,584 $934K
Indiana 16,220 21,424 $782K
Louisiana 14,942 19,367 $800K
Colorado 14,720 19,321 $789K
Connecticut 14,110 17,926 $716K
Wisconsin 13,859 17,527 $815K
West Virginia 12,138 16,797 $685K
South Carolina 13,170 16,261 $618K
Washington 12,275 15,591 $719K
Massachusetts 11,571 14,447 $660K
Minnesota 10,980 14,084 $729K
Arkansas 9,133 12,148 $523K
Iowa 8,850 11,533 $515K
Oklahoma 8,952 11,274 $482K
Kansas 7,803 9,992 $416K
Arizona 7,055 8,399 $321K
Utah 5,911 7,656 $337K
Nebraska 5,393 7,073 $310K
Oregon 5,213 6,686 $315K
South Dakota 4,273 5,455 $247K
Rhode Island 3,495 4,409 $147K
Nevada 3,285 4,029 $158K
Idaho 3,011 3,853 $177K
New Mexico 3,002 3,676 $170K
Maine 2,400 3,210 $146K
Montana 2,316 2,981 $142K
New Hampshire 2,341 2,882 $114K
Delaware 2,169 2,649 $107K
North Dakota 1,971 2,409 $118K
Hawaii 1,814 2,206 $105K
Wyoming 1,698 2,150 $94.4K
Vermont 1,193 1,524 $73.3K
District of Columbia 1,012 1,246 $54.8K
Alaska 322 374 $14.1K
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 CEFUROXIME

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled319

CALHOUN

Georgia

TEIGHA RANDOLPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

KINSTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled313

DUBLIN

Georgia

MARIA ROJAS FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled312

EL PASO

Texas

CHARLES LEBLANC M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled311

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

RONALDO FACTORIZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

MARYVILLE

Illinois

RALPH PAGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

ROCKLEDGE

Florida

BIPIN BHATT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled306

SEBRING

Florida

TOM LONGEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

BRUCE

Mississippi

JOSEPH PRATT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled300

CORINTH

Mississippi

WILLIAM WOOLERY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled298

SEDALIA

Missouri

JAMES ISERNIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled297

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

NASIM SHEIKH MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled296

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

DARRELL BUNCH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

LONGVIEW

Texas

ANGELA PATTERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

PUXICO

Missouri

JEFFREY CARRICO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

MAYFIELD

Kentucky

KENNETH KROCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

CANTON

Illinois

FARRUKH KUREISHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled286

CLINTON

Illinois

CHRISTINE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

WILSON

North Carolina

SHABBIR SHAIKH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled283

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

VIDYA KORA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

MICHIGAN CITY

Indiana

GEORGES YACOUB MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled276

TROY

Ohio

BRIAN ODONOGHUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

HARDINSBURG

Kentucky

DANNY BRAMLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

THOMASTON

Georgia