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CEPHALEXIN

Keflex (Cephalexin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from making their own protective covering. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

5.04M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 65 of 3362

$37M
Retail Cost

Rank: 479 of 3362

3,529,303
Patients

Rank: 20 of 3362

557,048
Prescribers

Rank: 4 of 3362

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 423,628 588,053 $5.38M
Florida 269,158 361,366 $2.32M
Texas 210,284 285,588 $2.03M
Pennsylvania 172,444 248,299 $1.72M
New York 169,319 229,109 $1.68M
Michigan 153,709 220,165 $1.43M
Ohio 151,540 218,171 $1.45M
Indiana 115,943 182,240 $1.26M
North Carolina 117,080 164,556 $1.2M
Illinois 110,658 155,956 $1.15M
Tennessee 97,770 137,451 $965K
Georgia 96,197 130,758 $870K
Arizona 92,346 127,154 $928K
Missouri 86,808 126,661 $890K
Virginia 84,835 119,788 $865K
Alabama 72,784 102,775 $731K
Washington 71,162 100,237 $814K
Kentucky 71,911 100,129 $694K
New Jersey 69,444 91,951 $633K
Massachusetts 65,811 90,265 $687K
South Carolina 59,403 80,936 $554K
Minnesota 55,939 80,365 $675K
Iowa 50,649 78,197 $512K
Wisconsin 52,998 75,949 $578K
Colorado 49,068 69,110 $518K
Kansas 44,107 67,325 $468K
Oregon 45,709 66,628 $568K
Oklahoma 47,796 65,605 $473K
Arkansas 44,049 62,118 $416K
Louisiana 43,075 59,562 $424K
Connecticut 38,390 53,172 $382K
Mississippi 37,546 52,530 $357K
Maryland 36,864 50,121 $377K
West Virginia 30,522 44,063 $308K
Nebraska 23,094 35,399 $261K
Utah 24,382 33,706 $247K
New Mexico 23,321 31,806 $236K
Nevada 24,163 31,725 $231K
Idaho 17,568 24,882 $197K
Maine 16,187 22,603 $183K
New Hampshire 13,860 19,918 $148K
South Dakota 12,010 17,754 $135K
Rhode Island 11,627 16,220 $121K
Hawaii 11,569 15,327 $154K
Montana 10,001 14,332 $114K
North Dakota 9,166 13,523 $108K
Delaware 9,452 12,770 $94.2K
Vermont 7,199 10,660 $83.9K
Wyoming 5,079 7,396 $58.2K
District of Columbia 3,364 4,190 $33.2K
Alaska 2,910 3,927 $28.8K
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 CEPHALEXIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER EWANOWSKI M.D.

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled628

LUTZ

Florida

WILLIAM POSTEN MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled625

DALLAS

Texas

EVANS BAILEY MD, PHD

Dermatology

Claims Filled617

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SAMUEL STONE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled608

CHESTER

South Carolina

TERESA BEAM M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled607

NOBLESVILLE

Indiana

CEZARY KUPRIANOWICZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled601

BIG SPRING

Texas

TODD KNAPP MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled600

SPRINGFIELD

Oregon

STEVEN SKINNER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled590

CULLMAN

Alabama

RUBEN MORENO MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled590

PALM BAY

Florida

ELIZABETH ALBERTSON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled587

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

JEFFREY SILVEIRA M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled586

DOUGLAS

Georgia

SHARRON MEE MD

Urology

Claims Filled571

LOS ANGELES

California

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled565

GARDEN GROVE

California

TERRY WESTMORELAND M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled562

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

MELVIN RUSSELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled561

TALLASSEE

Alabama

DAVID TOLLIVER D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled558

BLUEFIELD

Virginia

SHELDON SEBASTIAN MD

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled552

LEES SUMMIT

Missouri

RICHARD LEWIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled548

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

CARL HANKE MD

Procedural Dermatology

Claims Filled547

CARMEL

Indiana

JALDEEP DAULAT DO

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled535

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

STEPHEN ANTROBUS M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled533

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

STEVEN KOLENIK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled530

NORWALK

Connecticut

OTTER ASPEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled530

BOSTON

Massachusetts

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled529

EVERGREEN

Alabama

DAVID BYRD M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled528

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan