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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Without this hormone, the body cannot function properly, resulting in: poor growth; slow speech; lack of energy; weight gain; hair loss; dry, thick skin; and increased sensitivity to cold. When taken correctly, levothyroxine reverses these symptoms. Levothyroxine is also used to treat congenital hypothyroidism (cretinism) and goiter (enlarged thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

35.2M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 3 of 3238

$396M
Retail Cost

Rank: 56 of 3238

5,738,528
Patients

Rank: 6 of 3238

407,726
Prescribers

Rank: 19 of 3238

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

61%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 612,423 3,403,626 $45.2M
Florida 439,558 2,439,493 $28.3M
Texas 414,118 2,349,678 $25M
New York 321,800 1,983,527 $23.4M
Pennsylvania 288,132 1,955,122 $19.7M
Ohio 260,728 1,545,182 $16.8M
Illinois 198,165 1,211,683 $14.1M
North Carolina 177,868 1,138,849 $11.9M
Michigan 218,360 1,080,887 $13.9M
Tennessee 150,296 959,459 $9.7M
Georgia 146,989 944,699 $9.26M
Missouri 132,209 878,292 $8.79M
Indiana 137,785 808,611 $9.11M
New Jersey 138,595 742,094 $9.23M
Massachusetts 114,339 740,981 $8.17M
Kentucky 107,991 739,742 $7.14M
Arizona 143,423 727,859 $8.51M
Virginia 115,669 689,975 $7.68M
Alabama 102,767 670,142 $7.1M
Wisconsin 109,375 659,554 $8.33M
Washington 118,263 652,250 $7.76M
Minnesota 107,124 592,897 $7.91M
Louisiana 83,131 567,923 $5.66M
Colorado 97,779 535,679 $6.31M
Iowa 78,415 533,666 $5.38M
Oregon 91,989 506,596 $5.97M
South Carolina 81,066 481,172 $5.16M
Oklahoma 77,764 440,884 $4.93M
Kansas 65,957 432,357 $4.24M
Arkansas 61,620 428,740 $3.82M
Connecticut 63,860 373,699 $4.46M
West Virginia 51,837 339,220 $3.31M
Mississippi 48,654 338,597 $3.11M
Maryland 67,121 336,437 $4.46M
Nebraska 41,667 295,074 $2.99M
New Mexico 49,023 263,807 $3.04M
Nevada 45,364 239,165 $2.61M
Utah 42,515 221,465 $2.48M
Idaho 36,563 201,906 $2.24M
Maine 34,861 186,550 $2.41M
Montana 23,619 145,272 $1.59M
Rhode Island 20,562 145,254 $1.53M
South Dakota 21,445 139,206 $1.53M
New Hampshire 22,208 125,039 $1.5M
North Dakota 17,992 117,144 $1.4M
Hawaii 17,372 97,716 $1.18M
Delaware 17,574 80,393 $1.16M
Wyoming 11,429 68,911 $729K
Vermont 11,124 61,305 $760K
District of Columbia 5,578 28,392 $343K
Alaska 3,970 25,865 $255K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JILL SCHNEIDERHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

VANNITHAMBY JEGAPRAGASAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VICTORVILLE

California

RICHARD FELDMAN MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

NAVIN RAJAGOPALAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOHN WILEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

BRENDA ROGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILA

Pennsylvania

JASON CLARITY D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Pennsylvania

LAUREN WILSON MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

HERMA LLAMAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT HOOD

Texas

SHERRY LOPEZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FRESNO

California

TERESITA GUANZON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

RICHARD OLSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WICHITA

Kansas

EBRAHIM ISSA

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TEANECK

New Jersey

MARK JAMES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

THOMAS WALL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

BERNICE LATHAM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHMOND

Virginia

SAMER SADER MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

PEORIA

Illinois

VICTOR CARLOCK NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

LEESVILLE

Louisiana

VIOLA CHEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ROSEMARIE LIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

ANGELA SEABRIGHT DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ESSEXVILLE

Michigan

FRANCISCO MORA M.D.

Hospitalist

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SONYA NORMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRIGHTON

Colorado

SALIM OSTA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST SIMONS ISLAND

Georgia

HENRY SMITH M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina