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SOLIFENACIN SUCCINATE

Vesicare (Solifenacin) 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 2014

2.18M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 144 of 3362

$610M
Retail Cost

Rank: 37 of 3362

432,693
Patients

Rank: 172 of 3362

140,602
Prescribers

Rank: 182 of 3362

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.47M

2011

1.74M

2012

2.2M

2013

2.18M

2014

1.98M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$287M

2011

$404M

2012

$554M

2013

$610M

2014

$632M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$229

2011

$249

2012

$256

2013

$266

2014

$310

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
California 37,718 188,838 $52.6M
Texas 40,546 184,821 $53.9M
Florida 38,829 161,856 $47.3M
New York 30,074 147,079 $43.4M
Pennsylvania 26,420 141,899 $37.9M
Illinois 17,741 89,947 $25.3M
North Carolina 15,410 79,534 $21M
New Jersey 14,734 69,619 $21M
Tennessee 13,178 67,227 $17.2M
Ohio 13,007 64,700 $18.5M
Missouri 11,458 64,278 $16M
Michigan 13,983 61,436 $20.6M
Indiana 10,956 54,535 $15.6M
Georgia 10,994 53,756 $13.8M
Wisconsin 9,612 51,566 $14.2M
Louisiana 7,641 43,595 $10.3M
South Carolina 8,303 40,907 $11.1M
Alabama 7,637 39,452 $10.2M
Virginia 8,139 38,466 $11M
Massachusetts 6,774 38,073 $10.3M
Iowa 5,438 34,904 $8.12M
Kentucky 5,813 32,136 $8.1M
Arizona 7,773 31,792 $10.2M
Washington 6,300 31,273 $9.01M
Connecticut 5,882 30,675 $9.05M
Nebraska 4,110 27,375 $6.11M
Kansas 4,491 26,665 $6.4M
Mississippi 4,523 25,870 $5.98M
Arkansas 4,363 24,598 $5.89M
Oklahoma 5,052 24,008 $6.99M
Minnesota 4,930 23,591 $7.35M
Colorado 4,762 22,718 $6.66M
Maryland 5,118 21,170 $7.26M
Oregon 3,593 17,445 $5.08M
West Virginia 3,114 15,805 $4.34M
Maine 2,693 13,138 $4.26M
Nevada 2,641 10,514 $3.3M
Utah 2,276 10,379 $2.94M
South Dakota 1,556 9,210 $2.16M
Idaho 1,808 9,122 $2.51M
New Hampshire 1,709 8,867 $2.56M
Rhode Island 1,395 8,417 $2.03M
New Mexico 1,570 7,009 $2.08M
Montana 1,118 6,410 $1.59M
North Dakota 1,124 6,217 $1.55M
Delaware 1,524 6,165 $2.29M
Hawaii 855 4,194 $1.26M
Vermont 765 3,943 $1.21M
Alaska 396 2,870 $589K
Wyoming 500 2,811 $746K
District of Columbia 453 1,868 $570K
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 VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FREDERICK KLEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled506

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled502

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SAGAR SHAH MD

Urology

Claims Filled498

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MAX FERGUSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled496

HARRISON

Arkansas

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled493

MONTEBELLO

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled484

GLENDALE

California

TRACY MARMER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled484

JAMAICA

New York

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled483

LOS ANGELES

California

THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled479

EL CENTRO

California

ELIZABETH ALBERTSON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled469

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled465

GLENDALE

California

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled464

LOS ANGELES

California

LISA DOMAGALA RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled463

ORCHARD PARK

New York

TEODORA SCHELLATO D.O

Urology

Claims Filled459

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BRETT SCHARF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

ARUTYUN TOPSAKALYAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled449

GLENDALE

California

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

Specialist

Claims Filled447

CORAL GABLES

Florida

SHARRON MEE MD

Urology

Claims Filled441

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD ANTOSEK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled439

SUNRISE

Florida

PAUL LITTMAN D.O.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled438

SPARTA

New Jersey

QINGWEI YAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled437

OAKLAND

California

STEPHEN HEFFINGTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled436

COLUMBIA

Tennessee

JAE KIM MD

Urology

Claims Filled436

CHICAGO RIDGE

Illinois

JOHN JADERLUND MD

Urology

Claims Filled435

DENTON

Texas

MICHAEL WOLPMANN M.D.

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled433

VENICE

Florida