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BUDESONIDE

Rhinocort Aqua (Budesonide) is a steroid nasal spray that works directly in your nose to reduce swelling and allergy symptoms. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

219K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 513 of 3395

$63.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 372 of 3395

47,045
Patients

Rank: 550 of 3395

28,517
Prescribers

Rank: 530 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

119K

2011

139K

2012

161K

2013

191K

2014

219K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$27.9M

2011

$37.6M

2012

$50.1M

2013

$57.7M

2014

$63.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$235

2011

$283

2012

$271

2013

$196

2014

$174

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 4,921 21,403 $6.4M
Pennsylvania 3,459 17,167 $4.74M
Texas 3,322 12,544 $3.78M
Florida 2,813 11,993 $3.19M
New Jersey 2,237 10,945 $3.07M
Ohio 2,199 10,470 $3.02M
California 2,433 10,356 $2.82M
Illinois 1,888 8,801 $2.37M
North Carolina 1,665 7,923 $2.61M
Michigan 1,652 6,604 $2.09M
Indiana 1,288 6,395 $2.07M
Massachusetts 1,485 6,378 $1.95M
Wisconsin 992 5,819 $1.57M
Minnesota 1,054 5,350 $1.89M
Connecticut 1,181 5,044 $1.58M
Maryland 914 4,848 $1.3M
Iowa 699 4,559 $1.34M
Virginia 1,018 4,491 $1.15M
Kansas 805 4,436 $1.29M
Kentucky 952 4,428 $1.2M
Missouri 916 4,105 $1.18M
Georgia 838 3,753 $1.02M
Tennessee 726 3,547 $910K
Washington 677 3,212 $919K
South Carolina 580 2,809 $868K
Louisiana 613 2,526 $724K
Arizona 569 2,393 $691K
Nebraska 343 2,202 $608K
South Dakota 297 2,193 $673K
North Dakota 273 1,890 $647K
Alabama 496 1,882 $545K
Oregon 465 1,825 $499K
Oklahoma 468 1,717 $572K
Colorado 414 1,715 $541K
Mississippi 406 1,642 $520K
West Virginia 254 1,183 $244K
New Hampshire 247 1,165 $339K
Arkansas 258 1,033 $272K
Delaware 179 1,024 $285K
Rhode Island 152 910 $246K
Nevada 154 896 $192K
Maine 204 769 $236K
Idaho 171 753 $182K
Utah 153 683 $193K
Vermont 144 678 $205K
New Mexico 138 609 $178K
Montana 113 520 $141K
Hawaii 120 376 $101K
Wyoming 60 335 $90K
District of Columbia 40 205 $54.4K
Alaska 27 65 $22.5K
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 BUDESONIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

TUCKER

Georgia

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled246

WINCHESTER

Kansas

JAMES ABBOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled237

RICHMOND

Virginia

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled236

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

KIRK ELLIOTT

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

ARNAUDVILLE

Louisiana

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

MOHAMMAD AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

SOMERSET

Kentucky

MARY CHRISTENSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

ELDRIDGE

California

TODD PODKOWKA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

LEE CENTER

New York

CHONA FERNANDEZ-GULMATICO MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled171

BROOKLYN

New York

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

ROME

New York

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LUIS DEVENECIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

OLNEY

Illinois

ARIF SATTAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

LINCOLN

Nebraska

MARIA DIAZ M.D

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled158

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RAOUF KODSY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

UTICA

New York

CHARLES RIPPBERGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

QUINCY

Massachusetts

MUNIR AHMED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled151

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

CECILIA CELESTINO M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled150

CLINTON

New Jersey

AZIZ RAHMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled148

CENTRALIA

Illinois

JAVED YOUSAF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

PARAMUS

New Jersey

PATRICIA JOHNSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

CAMBRIDGE

Maryland

IRVING RESTITUYO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled146

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

DAVID THIMONS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

BEAVER

Pennsylvania

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina