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CEPHALEXIN

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

4.77M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 71 of 3238

$36.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 452 of 3238

3,335,759
Patients

Rank: 19 of 3238

539,267
Prescribers

Rank: 4 of 3238

User Reviews of CEPHALEXIN »

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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 412,064 572,958 $5.51M
Florida 214,009 286,230 $2.06M
Texas 203,647 278,526 $2.04M
Pennsylvania 164,322 237,363 $1.7M
New York 162,458 220,014 $1.68M
Ohio 146,788 210,332 $1.45M
Michigan 145,009 207,289 $1.44M
Indiana 111,560 175,434 $1.27M
North Carolina 113,131 159,308 $1.19M
Illinois 99,251 139,974 $1.08M
Tennessee 93,500 132,664 $995K
Missouri 83,027 120,786 $888K
Georgia 87,534 119,224 $836K
Arizona 86,167 119,085 $867K
Virginia 80,150 114,514 $877K
Alabama 72,306 102,680 $784K
Kentucky 70,102 98,955 $749K
Washington 68,157 96,470 $782K
Massachusetts 63,287 87,081 $732K
New Jersey 64,774 85,981 $621K
Minnesota 54,421 78,897 $647K
Iowa 50,615 77,951 $544K
Wisconsin 51,410 73,551 $573K
South Carolina 48,640 67,147 $516K
Kansas 42,142 64,665 $466K
Colorado 44,609 63,295 $497K
Oklahoma 45,744 62,779 $478K
Arkansas 44,290 62,728 $468K
Oregon 42,781 62,551 $521K
Louisiana 41,945 58,794 $458K
Mississippi 37,420 53,190 $399K
Connecticut 36,877 50,870 $385K
Maryland 33,128 45,922 $351K
West Virginia 30,197 43,249 $336K
Nebraska 22,686 34,778 $276K
Utah 23,111 32,304 $236K
New Mexico 22,568 30,911 $252K
Nevada 22,794 29,828 $228K
Idaho 16,583 23,359 $187K
Maine 15,185 21,255 $171K
New Hampshire 12,399 17,974 $140K
South Dakota 11,847 17,727 $145K
Rhode Island 11,504 15,762 $124K
Hawaii 11,329 15,139 $156K
Montana 9,955 14,330 $119K
North Dakota 8,988 13,212 $117K
Delaware 8,800 11,958 $83.5K
Vermont 6,587 10,093 $81.1K
Wyoming 4,842 6,902 $54.8K
Alaska 2,622 3,623 $26.8K
District of Columbia 2,909 3,570 $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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
PEKKAKUZHIYIL MATHEW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled383

BLUFFTON

Indiana

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled379

SAN GABRIEL

California

WILLIE WELLS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled379

BRUCE

Mississippi

DREANA JANSSEN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

SUN CITY

Arizona

DAVID TUCKER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled376

GRAVETTE

Arkansas

YUNG CHEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled376

SAN MATEO

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled375

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

CHEUK YUNG M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled374

ORLAND PARK

Illinois

STEVEN PAPP D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled374

TRENTON

Michigan

JERALD DUDNEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled373

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled372

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MOHAMMED CHAKER M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled372

BURLESON

Texas

JAMES BEITZEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

COLUMBIA CITY

Indiana

C RANSOM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

SEARCY

Arkansas

JOHN ORFANOS MD

Surgery

Claims Filled370

EDINBURG

Texas

BRUCE BOYD DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled369

CORINTH

Mississippi

HONG BUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled368

SAN JOSE

California

LINH LU MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled367

DENVER

Colorado

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled367

LEESBURG

Florida

WILLARD BURKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

WYNNE

Arkansas

DAVID BURLESON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled365

JACKSON

Tennessee

MICHAEL MCKEE DMD MS PA

Dentist, Endodontics

Claims Filled363

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MICHAEL O'DONNELL M.D.

MOHSMicrographic Surgery

Claims Filled362

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

GALEN FISHER MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled362

RICHMOND

Virginia