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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

37.7M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2 of 3362

$632M
Retail Cost

Rank: 36 of 3362

6,245,507
Patients

Rank: 7 of 3362

416,518
Prescribers

Rank: 20 of 3362

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it's worth it

62%

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it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 647,591 3,551,598 $64.7M
Florida 485,114 2,600,225 $46.9M
Texas 448,779 2,490,991 $40.1M
New York 348,849 2,140,998 $38.6M
Pennsylvania 307,086 2,054,364 $32.6M
Ohio 279,894 1,646,734 $25.2M
Illinois 226,712 1,351,686 $23.1M
North Carolina 198,799 1,276,784 $19.9M
Michigan 242,549 1,173,999 $23M
Georgia 162,212 1,050,181 $14.9M
Tennessee 164,405 1,025,570 $15.4M
Missouri 145,332 957,414 $14.4M
Indiana 148,611 864,898 $13.9M
New Jersey 148,464 806,075 $15.5M
Arizona 157,234 800,831 $13.2M
Kentucky 117,501 790,122 $10.9M
Massachusetts 124,457 786,229 $13.7M
Virginia 127,177 745,642 $12.3M
Wisconsin 119,405 688,425 $13.2M
Washington 126,853 681,791 $12.1M
Alabama 110,194 678,877 $11.1M
Minnesota 113,482 613,606 $12.9M
Louisiana 91,193 613,135 $9.17M
South Carolina 101,719 602,861 $9.56M
Colorado 113,135 600,010 $9.43M
Iowa 83,353 550,037 $8.97M
Oregon 98,471 538,964 $9.39M
Arkansas 67,058 466,080 $6.13M
Oklahoma 83,330 465,033 $7.8M
Kansas 70,317 452,132 $6.52M
Connecticut 69,055 394,940 $7.29M
Maryland 78,068 383,285 $7.9M
Mississippi 51,711 358,341 $4.82M
West Virginia 55,543 354,735 $5.26M
Nebraska 44,761 312,201 $4.77M
New Mexico 52,357 271,497 $4.54M
Nevada 49,785 255,191 $4.16M
Utah 46,371 235,978 $3.97M
Idaho 39,393 211,988 $3.62M
Maine 37,334 198,894 $3.81M
Rhode Island 21,818 152,319 $2.35M
Montana 25,035 147,907 $2.52M
South Dakota 22,703 144,634 $2.45M
New Hampshire 25,018 137,873 $2.39M
North Dakota 18,502 115,698 $2.23M
Hawaii 18,155 96,017 $1.8M
Delaware 19,288 86,720 $1.93M
Wyoming 12,707 73,341 $1.19M
Vermont 12,471 66,327 $1.35M
District of Columbia 6,137 30,662 $546K
Alaska 4,316 29,855 $402K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JULIO PITA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,982

CORAL GABLES

Florida

STEVEN SOBOL M.D.

Plastic Surgery within the Head Neck

Claims Filled1,977

DECATUR

Illinois

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,971

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

KOMAL CHANDAN M.D

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,971

NIAGARA FALLS

New York

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,968

WOODLAWN

Virginia

PATRICE YATES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,967

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,966

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,966

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,964

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,957

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,951

LONG BEACH

California

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,948

BENSON

North Carolina

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,936

TURLOCK

California

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,931

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,928

GRAYSON

Kentucky

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,925

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

SALEH JAAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,919

CASTROVILLE

Texas

JEFFREY SHIFF MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,914

MASSAPEQUA

New York

WILLIAM PARRISH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,905

BREMEN

Georgia

TIBOR KOPJAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,891

MARYVILLE

Illinois

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,889

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

JOEL SILVERBERG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,882

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

JANUSZ WOLANIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,876

NANTICOKE

Pennsylvania

ROBERT MURRAY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,875

SEATTLE

Washington

NORMAN DAVENPORT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,875

FORT WORTH

Texas