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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
TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

VANCOUVER

Washington

THORNWELL PARKER M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled412

DALLAS

Texas

ROSS GARDNER MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled411

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

YUNG CHEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled410

SAN MATEO

California

MELISSA REIGLE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled406

MAYFIELD HTS

Ohio

MICHAEL WHITWORTH D.O.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled405

WYANDOTTE

Michigan

CHRISTIAN MAGURA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled405

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

C RANSOM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

SEARCY

Arkansas

KARL SASH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled404

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

ALEXIS CHESROW MD

Urology

Claims Filled404

FRANKLIN

Wisconsin

JEFFREY MARCUS MD, MPH, PA

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled404

BOCA RATON

Florida

MICHAEL MCKEE DMD MS PA

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled402

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

LISA RENFRO MD

Claims Filled402

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

CHEUK YUNG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled401

ORLAND PARK

Illinois

PEDRO MARCUCCI MD

Urology

Claims Filled401

NORTH FORT MYERS

Florida

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled400

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ROBERT KUFFA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled399

MOUNT MORRIS

Michigan

TAHIR HAFEEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

VEEDERSBURG

Indiana

INGRID OLHOFFER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled398

ORANGEBURG

New York

ADAM TASSIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

ARNOLD FELDMAN M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled397

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

HAZEM EL GAMAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled394

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled394

CULLMAN

Alabama

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

LEESBURG

Florida

JOSEPH HOUSEL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled387

N SYRACUSE

New York