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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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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 »

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Top prescribers for VESICARE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled362

GARDEN GROVE

California

TIMOTHY MOSES MD

Urology

Claims Filled361

FLORENCE

South Carolina

STEVEN STRINDEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled361

FARGO

North Dakota

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled359

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

DENNIS CESAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled358

MERCED

California

LINDSAY SHORT FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled357

ROCHESTER

New York

WILLARD WEST M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled355

LEBANON

Tennessee

CRYSTAL ENGLERT PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled354

ROCHESTER

New York

SERGEY ROME M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled350

PARAMUS

New Jersey

CIRIL GODEC M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled349

BROOKLYN

New York

JULIE GOMEZ ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled348

MIAMI

Florida

JYOTHI KESHA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled347

FRIDLEY

Minnesota

ALEXANDER KIRSHENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled342

MORGANVILLE

New Jersey

ALEX HORCHAK M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled342

DUBUQUE

Iowa

MARK LIERZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled340

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled340

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

STEPHEN SCHIFF M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled339

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

CHRISTOPHER GOMEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled339

MIAMI

Florida

REZA JALAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

DEXTER

Missouri

EMILY LEVANDUSKY P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled338

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

LOS ANGELES

California

KIMBERLY BERNI MD

Urology

Claims Filled336

LAKE ST LOUIS

Missouri

MARC TOGLIA M.D.

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled335

MEDIA

Pennsylvania

PAUL RICHARDSON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled334

WATERLOO

Iowa

SAMUEL LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled334

LOS ANGELES

California