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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 2015

3.69M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 92 of 3395

$1.2B
Retail Cost

Rank: 21 of 3395

940,742
Patients

Rank: 98 of 3395

225,943
Prescribers

Rank: 93 of 3395

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.59M

2011

1.98M

2012

2.46M

2013

3.15M

2014

3.69M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$367M

2011

$500M

2012

$684M

2013

$942M

2014

$1.2B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$183

2011

$203

2012

$204

2013

$219

2014

$238

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 79,143 301,573 $98M
New York 73,929 295,879 $93.9M
California 65,629 248,349 $78.1M
Texas 66,901 222,645 $74.5M
Ohio 48,628 186,799 $63.4M
Illinois 44,347 176,081 $57M
Pennsylvania 42,077 166,725 $53.3M
North Carolina 38,202 156,220 $48.3M
Michigan 39,779 145,166 $50.7M
Missouri 27,359 113,826 $35.3M
Georgia 27,617 107,661 $33.2M
Tennessee 27,853 104,078 $33.5M
Kentucky 26,222 100,429 $31.8M
Indiana 22,820 84,911 $28.9M
Massachusetts 20,266 84,093 $27.6M
New Jersey 22,513 82,160 $27.4M
Virginia 20,375 77,593 $25.3M
South Carolina 19,926 75,091 $24.4M
Wisconsin 16,693 67,712 $21.9M
Alabama 15,968 58,814 $18.8M
Arizona 15,144 54,593 $18.6M
Louisiana 12,161 46,310 $14.4M
Oklahoma 11,751 45,514 $14.5M
Minnesota 10,683 44,014 $14.6M
Maryland 13,003 43,525 $15.5M
Washington 11,060 43,523 $13.8M
Connecticut 11,387 43,493 $14.4M
Colorado 10,998 43,305 $14.5M
West Virginia 10,908 43,061 $13.5M
Mississippi 11,125 40,878 $12.2M
Arkansas 10,132 40,784 $12.5M
Iowa 8,788 38,426 $11.7M
Kansas 8,577 33,991 $10.7M
Oregon 7,959 30,334 $9.49M
Nevada 7,760 28,633 $9.56M
Nebraska 6,930 28,467 $8.72M
New Mexico 5,777 21,814 $7.07M
Maine 5,439 21,402 $7.39M
New Hampshire 4,237 16,316 $5.67M
Idaho 3,721 14,743 $4.65M
Rhode Island 3,505 14,677 $4.46M
Utah 4,031 13,491 $4.47M
Montana 2,688 10,839 $3.48M
Delaware 3,193 10,820 $4.18M
North Dakota 2,339 10,332 $3.21M
Hawaii 2,771 10,016 $3.36M
South Dakota 2,093 8,785 $2.75M
Vermont 2,192 8,539 $2.92M
Wyoming 1,292 5,281 $1.68M
District of Columbia 1,214 4,088 $1.28M
Alaska 894 2,942 $975K
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 SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VALERIE LESCHBER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MICHAEL HARTWIG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PERRY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM KILPATRICK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONONGAHELA

Pennsylvania

VICTOR CHU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARRISON

Arkansas

ROBERT GARFIELD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WORCESTER

New York

FNU RAJESH M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

IRTAZA KHAN M.B,B.S

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

NEAMA ESMAILI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOVELAND

Ohio

BYRON NELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CENTRE

Alabama

EVANGELOS BISCOTAKIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

FRANK HULL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

FARIBORZ DELBAKHSH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

SUMMERFIELD

Florida

ROGERE ERRIE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

MICHAEL CHASE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RODNEY ZIMMERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAZEN

North Dakota

LYNN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

VALDOSTA

Georgia

WILLIAM DEMENT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BENTONVILLE

Arkansas

MUHAMMAD SYED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

OKEECHOBEE

Florida

PAMI TAYLOR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TUPELO

Mississippi

JANCINTA BABB M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

MARK HOELZLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FREMONT

Ohio

ANIL PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SUGAR LAND

Texas

JOHN KAPOOR M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

REDWOOD CITY

California

VENU PRABAKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LA MESA

California

AGNIESZKA DANIELEWICZ RPA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

ITHACA

New York