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LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

814K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 273 of 3362

$26.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 565 of 3362

240,975
Patients

Rank: 266 of 3362

76,333
Prescribers

Rank: 310 of 3362

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

166K

2011

393K

2012

662K

2013

814K

2014

1.03M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13M

2011

$16.5M

2012

$21.8M

2013

$26.2M

2014

$24.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$48

2011

$37

2012

$35

2013

$41

2014

$34

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
Texas 27,519 81,535 $3.09M
New York 19,422 59,191 $1.76M
California 18,429 58,551 $1.87M
New Jersey 18,490 58,454 $2.06M
Florida 18,090 57,575 $1.89M
Pennsylvania 11,275 46,046 $1.37M
Alabama 14,991 43,883 $1.15M
Louisiana 11,113 37,801 $980K
Kentucky 7,764 32,896 $871K
North Carolina 7,751 31,254 $1.05M
Tennessee 8,755 28,712 $914K
Ohio 5,712 23,213 $852K
Illinois 5,960 21,751 $766K
Georgia 5,963 20,751 $648K
Virginia 5,512 18,987 $552K
Michigan 3,939 13,459 $456K
South Carolina 3,331 12,743 $401K
Maryland 3,749 12,024 $398K
Indiana 3,179 11,933 $407K
Missouri 2,717 11,566 $377K
Mississippi 3,755 11,444 $316K
Connecticut 2,430 8,659 $258K
Arizona 2,547 8,405 $321K
West Virginia 1,971 8,357 $232K
Oklahoma 2,193 7,830 $278K
Washington 1,770 6,753 $252K
Arkansas 1,425 5,567 $166K
Wisconsin 1,385 5,197 $196K
Hawaii 1,819 4,871 $128K
Minnesota 1,144 4,565 $139K
Colorado 1,177 4,477 $157K
Kansas 846 3,813 $113K
Oregon 975 3,728 $109K
Delaware 959 2,997 $124K
Massachusetts 745 2,795 $104K
Iowa 608 2,641 $89.8K
Nebraska 622 2,626 $80.6K
Nevada 819 2,504 $96.2K
New Mexico 615 2,130 $75.4K
Montana 328 1,685 $45.9K
Utah 339 1,432 $62.8K
Rhode Island 290 1,347 $37.1K
Idaho 258 1,122 $37.3K
District of Columbia 298 1,103 $35.8K
Maine 247 1,008 $49.3K
New Hampshire 229 913 $32.9K
Alaska 183 816 $19.1K
Wyoming 163 690 $22.3K
South Dakota 161 637 $20.3K
Vermont 111 356 $12.6K
North Dakota 89 316 $8,672
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 LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDUARDO ALVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,145

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

MINH DAO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled974

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CHANDRAVADAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled952

TAMPA

Florida

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled882

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

JULIO PARDAVE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled877

HIALEAH

Florida

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled857

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

CHARLES LOWE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled849

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

AJITKUMAR KEMKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled824

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

ARA MAKDESSIAN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled818

WINCHESTER

Kentucky

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled786

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GIRISH PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled751

NEW YORK

New York

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled751

UNION CITY

New Jersey

MINH DANG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled693

GARDEN GROVE

California

PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled689

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

HOWARD LANDSMAN D.O.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled637

BRICK

New Jersey

KEVIN KENNEDY DO

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled608

TACOMA

Washington

THOMAS DOWLING M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled591

GADSDEN

Alabama

DANNY DOUGLAS MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled578

FLORENCE

South Carolina

TIMOTHY DECKER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled575

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

TUNG THAI

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

WESTMINSTER

California

JOSEPH PRATT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled557

CORINTH

Mississippi

RAYMOND BISHOP MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

VINCENT MURPHY M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

BEAUMONT

Texas

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled508

AMARILLO

Texas