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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
ERICA HUGHES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled431

BURNET

Texas

ABBAS MANSOUR M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled430

EASLEY

South Carolina

MICHELLE MORRISON APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled428

RENO

Nevada

MICHAEL WERT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled428

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled427

BECKLEY

West Virginia

AMARIN KONGCHALALAI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled426

MONTCLAIR

California

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

HAYTI

Missouri

DAVID PHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled420

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

KENNETH WAYNE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

OTTUMWA

Iowa

PANKAJ PATEL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled419

MIDLAND

Texas

KEVIN TWOHIG MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled419

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

SAMER EL-CHEMEITELLI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled415

HARRIMAN

Tennessee

MINH TRAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled415

HOUSTON

Texas

GILBERT WITTE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled414

OLEAN

New York

MANEL NAYAK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled412

WAYCROSS

Georgia

WILLIAM EMORY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled412

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

S KIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled409

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

AJAY DESHPANDE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled407

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

SURESH ENJETI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled406

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RICO V MENDOZA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled405

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

KIN WONG M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled402

GLENDALE

California

RONALD BRONITSKY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled401

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANEES ARSHAD MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled399

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

KAM LAU MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled398

RIVERSIDE

California

HOWARD EISENBERG MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled396

CAPE CORAL

Florida