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LEVOXYL

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) is a synthetic version of a hormone made by your thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones affect many important bodily functions, like controlling metabolism and telling your body how to use energy sources. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Levothyroxine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

70K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 745 of 3362

$1.92M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1234 of 3362

25,479
Patients

Rank: 699 of 3362

17,375
Prescribers

Rank: 650 of 3362

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,519 6,950 $185K
New Jersey 2,099 5,340 $181K
Massachusetts 1,967 5,319 $158K
New York 1,500 4,188 $117K
Michigan 1,715 4,022 $123K
Pennsylvania 1,548 3,752 $120K
Texas 1,312 3,395 $97.4K
Florida 1,235 3,297 $91.1K
Ohio 719 1,838 $57.1K
Arizona 614 1,630 $44.6K
Indiana 598 1,620 $45.8K
Virginia 575 1,542 $46.4K
North Carolina 481 1,485 $36.8K
Washington 502 1,386 $36.2K
Illinois 472 1,302 $35.7K
Tennessee 457 1,295 $36.4K
Missouri 454 1,153 $34K
Georgia 329 1,082 $24.7K
South Carolina 337 1,060 $25.8K
Oregon 359 993 $26K
New Mexico 284 794 $20.9K
Maryland 293 728 $23.4K
Wisconsin 264 705 $20.6K
Kentucky 221 673 $18.4K
Connecticut 245 656 $19.9K
New Hampshire 219 635 $17K
Colorado 221 628 $16.1K
Nevada 191 570 $14.5K
Louisiana 146 494 $11K
Utah 192 457 $14.8K
Maine 160 403 $12.1K
Oklahoma 142 361 $10.6K
Mississippi 135 361 $7,877
Kansas 135 352 $9,902
Alabama 127 293 $8,069
Rhode Island 95 286 $6,970
Arkansas 97 278 $6,214
Minnesota 111 273 $8,438
Montana 100 254 $6,835
Iowa 101 239 $5,955
Nebraska 64 211 $4,635
West Virginia 78 197 $5,812
Delaware 72 193 $6,513
Idaho 63 167 $4,155
Hawaii 30 79 $2,178
Vermont 25 58 $1,842
Wyoming 22 54 $1,555
District of Columbia 17 50 $962
Alaska 31 $792
South Dakota 27 $644
North Dakota 16 $552
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 LEVOXYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SUSAN ATAMIAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

ST CLOUD

Minnesota

JOHN JONES M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled55

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ANNE HIRSCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

PORTLAND

Oregon

JENNIFER BRAIMON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled57

PEABODY

Massachusetts

ANGEL SEPULVEDA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled59

MOCA

Puerto Rico

ALINA GAVRILA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled59

BOSTON

Massachusetts

JOSE GANDARA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DAVID JOHNSON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled60

BILLINGS

Montana

STEVEN DANIEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

ROUND ROCK

Texas

JAMES HALVERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

OJAI

California

KAREN LYNCH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

SANTA CRUZ

California

DAVID KUGLER D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled63

SMITHTOWN

New York

LARRY LEVIN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled63

SANTA CRUZ

California

ROHIT DWIVEDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled64

PHOENIX

Arizona

EUGENE GO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled65

PORT ST JOHN

Florida

LINDA MEMBRENO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

MOUNTAIN VIEW

California

WANDA RYAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled66

FLEMINGTON

New Jersey

DAVID KLEINMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled67

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey

SUSAN STORMZAND-MURPHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN CARROLL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled68

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

CATHERINE BAIN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled68

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CARRIE PHILLIPS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled69

PHOENIX

Arizona

DOMENIC AIELLO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

NEW HARTFORD

New York

GUIREIDA RIVERA COLON MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

SUSAN MANDEL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania