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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

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

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
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MOHAMMAD MAHBOOB MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled528

TOLEDO

Ohio

CHIDOZIE ONONUJU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled526

SAGINAW

Michigan

PAMELA DOLOSZYCKI APN

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics

Claims Filled523

PEORIA

Illinois

AKLILU DEGENE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled520

HARRISONBURG

Virginia

MICHAEL WERT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled520

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MUHAMMAD IQBAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled516

RICHMOND

Kentucky

MARIO MANGAS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled516

MIAMI

Florida

BRIJ VAID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled510

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RICO V MENDOZA MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled506

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

ANDREW ASHBY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled498

IOWA CITY

Iowa

JAMES BALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled495

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

GEORGE BENSCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled490

STOCKTON

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled487

WESTLAND

Michigan

GANESH AKULA M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled487

ORLANDO

Florida

RAUL MANUEL CRUZ M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled483

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

JUAN ESPINDOLA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled482

CLIFTON

New Jersey

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

BECKLEY

West Virginia

TONY ABBASSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled476

MIAMI

Florida

IBRAHIM OUDEH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

DUNN

North Carolina

RAVI CHANDRAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled474

SENECA

South Carolina

KEITH CLANCE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled474

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

BRADLEY CHIPPS M.D.

Allergy

Claims Filled473

ROSEVILLE

California

AJAY DESHPANDE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled472

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

CARLOS SANTOS M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled465

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida