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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
VALERIO TOYOS-OLASCOAGA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,877

MIAMI

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,874

HIALEAH

Florida

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,872

JACKSON

Tennessee

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,865

EULESS

Texas

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,862

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,859

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,841

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KEN GIBSON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,834

TRAFFORD

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,834

BUFFALO

New York

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,831

HICKORY

North Carolina

KARL SASH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,828

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

GEORGE FIELDS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,827

SANTA ANA

California

JOHN LOPERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,826

LAKE WORTH

Florida

PAUL MUMMA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,816

CROOKSVILLE

Ohio

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,812

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

STEVEN SOBOL M.D.

Plastic Surgery within the Head Neck

Claims Filled1,811

DECATUR

Illinois

REZA JALAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,807

DEXTER

Missouri

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,793

JACKSON

Mississippi

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,792

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,789

MARYVILLE

Illinois

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,784

TURLOCK

California

MARY RUDYK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,778

WILMINGTON

North Carolina

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,778

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

JOSEPH ECKBURG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,778

ROCKFORD

Illinois

DEREK COOZE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,771

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee