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HYDROCORTISONE SOD SUCC/PF

Cortef (Hydrocortisone) is a short-acting corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation by preventing your capillaries (small blood vessels) from leaking out excess fluid and chemicals that cause swelling. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Hydrocortisone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3,562
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1658 of 3362

$146K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1983 of 3362

1,655
Patients

Rank: 1515 of 3362

1,335
Prescribers

Rank: 1539 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,760

2011

2,199

2012

3,066

2013

3,562

2014

3,696

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$51.2K

2011

$68.6K

2012

$113K

2013

$146K

2014

$170K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$23

2011

$24

2012

$27

2013

$28

2014

$26

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
Pennsylvania 83 328 $17.3K
California 143 293 $20K
New York 139 293 $9,409
Florida 112 229 $8,488
Michigan 70 175 $9,279
Ohio 88 148 $5,900
Tennessee 63 137 $5,040
Arizona 50 121 $12.2K
Massachusetts 57 118 $6,740
New Jersey 50 112 $2,507
North Carolina 75 107 $1,910
Washington 50 100 $10K
Illinois 52 94 $2,283
Texas 67 92 $1,948
Colorado 20 87 $1,653
Indiana 37 75 $3,276
Georgia 35 73 $2,684
Minnesota 27 68 $1,266
Wisconsin 34 68 $963
Connecticut 28 64 $1,478
Nevada 11 64 $2,700
Oregon 46 64 $1,242
South Carolina 34 63 $1,255
Virginia 25 63 $1,627
Kentucky 17 61 $1,317
Louisiana 20 49 $574
Alabama 19 38 $589
Missouri 16 38 $589
Maryland 19 38 $3,136
Arkansas 18 30 $1,094
Oklahoma 15 28 $582
Mississippi 25 $792
Iowa 20 25 $378
Kansas 13 23 $213
New Mexico 22 $188
Maine 14 16 $353
Nebraska 15 $1,685
West Virginia 13 13 $154
Idaho 12 $254
Utah 12 $130
Hawaii 11 $164
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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