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SYMBICORT

BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL FUMARATE

Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is a combination medicine. Budesonide (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Formoterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3.15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 101 of 3362

$942M
Retail Cost

Rank: 22 of 3362

826,585
Patients

Rank: 104 of 3362

206,846
Prescribers

Rank: 104 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 73,726 271,022 $80.6M
New York 61,761 238,263 $70.7M
California 60,668 223,657 $64.9M
Texas 60,029 196,282 $60.9M
Ohio 42,166 158,310 $48.9M
Illinois 36,311 136,310 $41.3M
Pennsylvania 35,219 133,642 $39.7M
North Carolina 33,454 131,561 $37.5M
Michigan 34,266 122,863 $40.1M
Missouri 24,933 99,268 $28.5M
Georgia 24,256 89,968 $25.7M
Tennessee 24,184 89,520 $26.5M
Kentucky 23,613 89,036 $26M
Indiana 20,529 74,971 $23.6M
New Jersey 20,943 74,082 $22.9M
Massachusetts 17,464 69,809 $21M
Virginia 18,049 66,654 $20.1M
South Carolina 17,494 64,915 $19.3M
Wisconsin 13,654 53,576 $16.1M
Alabama 13,308 49,212 $14.5M
Arizona 13,476 46,884 $14.8M
Minnesota 10,032 40,266 $12.3M
Colorado 10,475 39,319 $12M
Oklahoma 10,317 39,256 $11.6M
Arkansas 9,607 39,247 $11.1M
Louisiana 10,622 38,567 $11.1M
Connecticut 9,949 36,837 $11.3M
Mississippi 9,540 35,688 $9.91M
Maryland 10,818 35,567 $11.7M
Washington 8,916 34,184 $10.1M
Iowa 7,984 34,019 $9.52M
West Virginia 8,849 34,000 $9.93M
Kansas 7,752 30,289 $8.79M
Nevada 7,131 26,180 $8.03M
Nebraska 6,364 24,916 $7.1M
Oregon 6,226 24,137 $7.02M
New Mexico 5,035 18,662 $5.62M
Maine 4,350 16,364 $5.23M
Rhode Island 2,984 12,871 $3.6M
New Hampshire 3,336 12,437 $3.87M
Idaho 2,930 11,409 $3.36M
Utah 3,205 10,578 $3.22M
Montana 2,396 9,690 $2.86M
North Dakota 2,120 9,233 $2.64M
Delaware 2,708 8,934 $3.24M
Hawaii 2,497 8,688 $2.65M
South Dakota 1,838 7,470 $2.16M
Vermont 1,869 6,679 $2.13M
Wyoming 1,119 4,349 $1.3M
District of Columbia 1,000 3,257 $960K
Alaska 771 2,754 $842K
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 SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,515

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,845

HIALEAH

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,435

BROOKLYN

New York

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,293

JACKSON

Tennessee

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,168

SAN DIEGO

California

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,113

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,083

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled880

FLUSHING

New York

MARIO MAGCALAS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled856

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

FRANCIS LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled848

BELPRE

Ohio

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled798

NARANJA

Florida

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled791

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled775

PRESCOTT

Arizona

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled769

HAYTI

Missouri

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled714

PRINCETON

West Virginia

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled712

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

ALI EL ATAT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled674

BROOKLYN

New York

ZULFIQAR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled673

GLENDALE

California

JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled661

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

THEODORE MCLEMORE M.D. PH.D

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled658

PARIS

Texas

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled646

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ARUN ADLAKHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled646

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

OLUSEGUN OSENI MD, FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled635

WEATHERFORD

Texas

FATEH AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled628

TOLEDO

Ohio

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled620

HIALEAH

Florida