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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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EUGENIO ARMENDARIZ MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled443

EL PASO

Texas

JOSEPH GIAIMO DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled443

PALM BEACH GARDENS

Florida

JOSEPH KUEI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled441

MONTEREY PARK

California

CURTIS MELLO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled441

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

ASHESH DESAI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled441

CONROE

Texas

MARK FIXLEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled439

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

KAISER TOOSY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled439

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

JOHN FRITZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

ANEES AFROZE M.D

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled437

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

EMILIA ANIGBO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled436

NEWARK

Ohio

REGINA FRANTS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled434

JOHNSON CITY

New York

VIVENCIO NAVARRO MSN, ANP-BC

Registered Nurse

Claims Filled433

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ROBERT GALLAHER MD FCCP FACP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled433

KINSTON

North Carolina

AHMAD IBRAHIMBACHA M,D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled433

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

ADELUOLA LIPEDE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled433

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DEBORAH BAKER MSN, APN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled432

RENO

Nevada

SHAKIL KHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled432

TOLEDO

Ohio

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

BECKLEY

West Virginia

CRAIG RUNDBAKEN DO

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled431

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

JAMES BALL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled431

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

BHARATI ROY MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled429

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MANEL NAYAK M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled428

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ANDREW NEEDELMAN M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled427

POUGHKEEPSIE

New York

BRIAN WHITSON M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled426

ENID

Oklahoma

DEVI VEDULA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled424

BROCKTON

Massachusetts