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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 2015

147K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 591 of 3395

$4.37M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1195 of 3395

37,483
Patients

Rank: 606 of 3395

23,728
Prescribers

Rank: 575 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.9M

2011

1.29M

2012

321K

2013

70K

2014

147K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$33.4M

2011

$24M

2012

$6.45M

2013

$1.92M

2014

$4.37M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$39

2011

$31

2012

$18

2013

$36

2014

$53

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,769 13,678 $421K
Massachusetts 2,701 10,442 $338K
New Jersey 2,947 9,986 $384K
New York 2,042 7,759 $245K
Texas 1,992 7,255 $223K
Pennsylvania 2,112 7,190 $258K
Florida 1,827 6,782 $211K
Michigan 1,988 6,374 $228K
Ohio 1,004 3,687 $126K
Virginia 898 3,391 $110K
Arizona 942 3,346 $99.5K
North Carolina 712 3,134 $83.8K
Indiana 828 3,121 $97K
Washington 756 2,878 $87.9K
Tennessee 680 2,575 $80.7K
Missouri 647 2,474 $82.3K
Illinois 665 2,427 $76.1K
South Carolina 575 2,405 $68.1K
Oregon 535 1,991 $62.3K
Georgia 449 1,879 $50.2K
New Mexico 412 1,803 $52.4K
New Hampshire 381 1,548 $47.2K
Maryland 427 1,418 $49.8K
Wisconsin 371 1,401 $45.9K
Connecticut 368 1,326 $45.6K
Nevada 312 1,313 $36.4K
Colorado 351 1,272 $37.3K
Kentucky 301 1,241 $35.8K
Louisiana 250 1,177 $28.9K
Utah 290 928 $34.8K
Maine 248 862 $28.7K
Mississippi 180 725 $17.2K
Kansas 173 709 $22.4K
Alabama 169 626 $19.4K
Minnesota 171 624 $21.3K
Oklahoma 176 561 $19.1K
Rhode Island 136 542 $16.4K
Montana 131 533 $16.4K
Arkansas 111 443 $10.8K
Iowa 103 413 $12.1K
West Virginia 105 345 $11.1K
Delaware 100 322 $12.9K
Idaho 82 309 $10.1K
Nebraska 74 292 $7,819
Hawaii 44 130 $4,665
Wyoming 37 129 $4,658
Vermont 29 115 $3,813
District of Columbia 35 112 $2,815
Alaska 21 76 $2,141
South Dakota 20 64 $1,672
North Dakota 40 $1,398
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 »

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Top prescribers for LEVOXYL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GARY TALPOS M.D.

Surgery

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

THOMAS OATES MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

LAKELAND

Florida

JOHN LAROSSA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

NEWTON

Massachusetts

JAVIER CHACON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STATEN ISLAND

New York

JODI KIRSCHBAUM MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

VALLEY STREAM

New York

PEDRO VELEZ GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

RINCON

Puerto Rico

MARGARET ULCHAKER CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

WESTLAKE

Ohio

CHRISTINA WAGNER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

MARK SHEPHERD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

TUPELO

Mississippi

CHERYL KOCH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

BRYN MAWR

Pennsylvania

ELIZABETH FRAZE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

PALO ALTO

California

JOHN HOVIS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

ROCKFORD

Illinois

CHRISTINA MITCHELL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VENKATARAMA DONEPUDI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

HICKORY

North Carolina

CASEY PAGE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

PETER LINFOOT PH.D., M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

LAFAYETTE

California

MAYRA TORRES PAGAN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled51

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

PHILIP BEHN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

RAJIV DATTATREYA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

IRVING

Texas

ARTHUR CRAGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

AIMAR MACK MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

CONWAY

South Carolina

LISANNE LAURIER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

SPOKANE

Washington

SHERRI BLACKSTONE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

JOHN BURROUGHS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

MONROE

Michigan

SHERRY SUSSMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

SMITHTOWN

New York