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VESICARE

Vesicare is an anticholinergic. It relaxes the bladder muscles by lowering muscle spasms. This helps people go to the bathroom less often and better control their urination. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2.2M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 140 of 3238

$554M
Retail Cost

Rank: 34 of 3238

447,697
Patients

Rank: 162 of 3238

140,777
Prescribers

Rank: 173 of 3238

User Reviews of VESICARE »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 40,482 195,133 $49.2M
Texas 39,932 179,482 $46.8M
Florida 40,205 168,696 $44.4M
New York 31,176 146,127 $39M
Pennsylvania 27,083 142,090 $34.3M
Illinois 17,518 86,955 $21.9M
North Carolina 16,015 80,568 $19M
New Jersey 15,698 71,913 $19.5M
Ohio 14,519 70,100 $18.1M
Tennessee 13,252 68,136 $15.6M
Michigan 14,991 62,615 $18.9M
Missouri 11,541 60,949 $14M
Georgia 12,120 58,529 $13.9M
Indiana 11,302 54,517 $14.1M
Wisconsin 9,943 52,485 $12.8M
Louisiana 7,796 43,639 $9.35M
Alabama 8,113 42,018 $9.66M
Virginia 8,301 38,932 $10.1M
Massachusetts 7,119 38,872 $9.41M
Kentucky 6,755 34,855 $8.32M
Iowa 5,591 34,609 $7.32M
South Carolina 7,273 34,187 $8.41M
Washington 6,911 33,339 $8.67M
Arizona 7,560 30,858 $8.86M
Connecticut 6,172 30,589 $8.17M
Kansas 4,960 28,057 $6.09M
Nebraska 4,334 27,048 $5.52M
Mississippi 4,735 25,398 $5.42M
Minnesota 5,174 24,656 $6.73M
Oklahoma 5,156 24,228 $6.4M
Arkansas 4,490 23,752 $5.2M
Colorado 4,751 22,124 $5.73M
Maryland 4,947 20,142 $6.1M
Oregon 3,784 18,156 $4.74M
West Virginia 3,105 15,183 $3.76M
Maine 2,752 13,350 $3.85M
Utah 2,360 10,952 $2.76M
Nevada 2,690 10,478 $2.98M
South Dakota 1,748 10,323 $2.16M
Idaho 1,890 9,429 $2.31M
New Hampshire 1,763 8,912 $2.27M
Rhode Island 1,501 8,712 $1.88M
New Mexico 1,630 7,096 $1.87M
Montana 1,192 6,587 $1.44M
North Dakota 1,090 6,123 $1.34M
Delaware 1,519 6,043 $2M
Hawaii 969 4,803 $1.23M
Vermont 676 3,288 $945K
Alaska 419 2,831 $551K
Wyoming 523 2,621 $619K
District of Columbia 466 1,864 $510K
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 VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled3,044

LOS ANGELES

California

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,509

HIALEAH

Florida

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled945

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled906

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled891

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LEON HIRZEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled885

MIAMI

Florida

STEVEN JENSEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled860

SAGINAW

Michigan

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled829

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled804

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

RICHARD HARKAWAY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled774

PHILA

Pennsylvania

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled702

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled696

BURBANK

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled685

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SARAH GIRARDI MD

Urology

Claims Filled675

MANHASSET

New York

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled674

SAGINAW

Michigan

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled655

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled648

BROOKLYN

New York

FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled614

MONTEREY PARK

California

JORGE PANDO M.D. FACOG

Specialist

Claims Filled611

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled596

ENCINO

California

ROBERT SALANT MD

Urology

Claims Filled589

NEW YORK

New York

JUAN SUAREZ M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled576

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RICHARD ANTOSEK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled576

SUNRISE

Florida

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled570

EDINBURG

Texas

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled566

MONTEBELLO

California