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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
MICHAEL KAPLAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled131

W. BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

MEREDITH BERGER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled131

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

MURRAY GORDON M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled129

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

DAMARYS GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled129

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL LAI MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled127

SANTA MARIA

California

MICHELLE CAMPBELL APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled127

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

EUGENE GO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled126

PORT ST JOHN

Florida

DAVID KUGLER D.O.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled126

SMITHTOWN

New York

VANESSA RODRIGUEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled124

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

TOMAS TALAVERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

PEDRO YELTON ROSSELLO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

JOHN SHEEHAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled123

WESTLAKE

Ohio

ALAN COLE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled121

NATICK

Massachusetts

LAWRENCE RYAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

GLENDALE

Arizona

PENNY GLICKMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled119

MAITLAND

Florida

JAMES ETZKORN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled116

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

ELLIE CHUANG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled115

NASHUA

New Hampshire

TIMOTHY HOWLAND MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled114

BINGHAMTON

New York

DONALD BERGMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled113

NEW YORK

New York

LARRY LEVIN

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled113

SANTA CRUZ

California

ANNE HIRSCH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

PORTLAND

Oregon

WENDY WEISS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

PISMO BEACH

California

LARRY VANDAALEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

RUTH GIRLANDO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled109

NAPLES

Florida

CORY WHITE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled109

GREENVILLE

South Carolina