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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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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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled292

HIALEAH

Florida

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled287

CALHOUN

Georgia

BIPIN BHATT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled282

SEBRING

Florida

FARRUKH KUREISHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

CLINTON

Illinois

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled281

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

VICTOR FARIWA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled280

BROOKLYN

New York

MOUHAMMED SHEIKHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

JAMES ISERNIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

CHARLES PAULK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

DOTHAN

Alabama

JUAN DICKEY M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled272

HOUSTON

Texas

ANGELA PATTERSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

PUXICO

Missouri

CHRISTINE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

WILSON

North Carolina

AZIZ RAHMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled270

CENTRALIA

Illinois

TOM LONGEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

BRUCE

Mississippi

JAMES CARROLL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

NICHOLS

South Carolina

WILLIAM WOOLERY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled267

SEDALIA

Missouri

EBRAHIM PAPAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled264

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

SURESH KRISHNAMOORTHY M.D.

Claims Filled263

CENTRALIA

Illinois

BRIAN ODONOGHUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

HARDINSBURG

Kentucky

CHARLES LEBLANC M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled260

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

TEIGHA RANDOLPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

KINSTON

North Carolina

BARRY TILLMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled255

VIDALIA

Louisiana

JOHN POYNOR M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled254

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

NASIM SHEIKH MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled251

SOUTH CHARLESTON

West Virginia

ROBERT CORNELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled250

HOUSTON

Texas