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SYMBICORT

Symbicort 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 2013

2.46M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 127 of 3238

$684M
Retail Cost

Rank: 25 of 3238

655,994
Patients

Rank: 115 of 3238

181,040
Prescribers

Rank: 122 of 3238

User Reviews of SYMBICORT »

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56%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 56,990 207,251 $57M
New York 51,018 191,382 $52.7M
California 47,707 173,279 $46.9M
Texas 49,896 161,190 $46.2M
Ohio 33,793 125,853 $36.2M
Pennsylvania 27,339 103,505 $28.6M
North Carolina 26,056 102,352 $27.1M
Michigan 28,008 97,379 $29.8M
Illinois 25,912 97,066 $27.3M
Tennessee 20,584 76,596 $21M
Missouri 19,092 74,102 $19.8M
Kentucky 19,356 73,192 $19.8M
Georgia 19,608 72,133 $19.2M
Indiana 16,991 60,816 $17.8M
New Jersey 16,389 56,810 $16.3M
Massachusetts 13,398 52,386 $14.6M
Virginia 13,942 51,621 $14.4M
South Carolina 13,131 48,465 $13.4M
Alabama 11,568 43,721 $11.7M
Arizona 11,282 38,835 $11.4M
Wisconsin 9,482 37,767 $10.5M
Arkansas 8,347 33,154 $8.69M
Minnesota 8,098 32,791 $9.05M
Louisiana 8,959 32,379 $8.65M
Oklahoma 8,103 30,438 $8.37M
Mississippi 8,107 30,378 $7.76M
Connecticut 7,977 29,544 $8.44M
Colorado 7,130 26,316 $7.39M
Iowa 6,196 26,287 $6.81M
West Virginia 6,956 26,012 $7.09M
Washington 6,791 25,315 $6.91M
Maryland 7,603 24,990 $7.51M
Kansas 6,537 24,904 $6.67M
Nevada 5,459 20,067 $5.72M
Nebraska 4,935 19,321 $5.06M
Oregon 4,956 18,891 $5.1M
New Mexico 3,906 14,181 $3.99M
Maine 3,284 12,306 $3.59M
Rhode Island 2,589 10,575 $2.73M
Idaho 2,308 8,900 $2.41M
New Hampshire 2,381 8,492 $2.46M
Utah 2,499 8,144 $2.28M
Hawaii 2,194 7,475 $2.08M
Montana 1,846 7,432 $1.98M
Delaware 2,165 7,063 $2.33M
North Dakota 1,611 6,794 $1.79M
South Dakota 1,490 5,928 $1.58M
Vermont 1,142 4,122 $1.19M
Wyoming 854 3,603 $971K
District of Columbia 703 2,296 $626K
Alaska 578 2,026 $575K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 Filled1,933

MIAMI

Florida

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Claims Filled1,448

JACKSON

Tennessee

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,184

HIALEAH

Florida

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,042

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled953

FLUSHING

New York

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled920

CORAL GABLES

Florida

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled916

SAN DIEGO

California

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled861

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled838

NARANJA

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled817

BROOKLYN

New York

FRANCIS LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled761

BELPRE

Ohio

VIREN DESAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled652

KEARNY

New Jersey

JOHN KING M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled618

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

NADINE POTEMPA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled615

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

MARIO MAGCALAS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled614

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

FATEH AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled600

TOLEDO

Ohio

JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled596

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

DETROIT

Michigan

KIRK NELSON D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled556

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled554

PRINCETON

West Virginia

CHI LAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled539

MONTEREY PARK

California

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled539

PRESCOTT

Arizona

FERNANDO MARTINEZ CATINCHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled535

HIALEAH

Florida

JEFFREY HARRIS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled523

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSEPH THORPE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled521

CINCINNATI

Ohio