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PREDNISOLONE ACETATE

Pred Forte (Prednisolone) is a steroid that lowers your immune response to allergens and reduces eye redness and swelling. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Prednisolone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

26.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 981 of 3362

$3.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1067 of 3362

14,139
Patients

Rank: 834 of 3362

5,049
Prescribers

Rank: 1036 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

31.3K

2011

32.2K

2012

33.6K

2013

26.7K

2014

18.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.55M

2011

$1.95M

2012

$2.8M

2013

$3.9M

2014

$3.03M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$56

2011

$71

2012

$86

2013

$122

2014

$125

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 1,329 2,430 $321K
New York 1,131 2,368 $397K
Indiana 768 1,708 $258K
Pennsylvania 862 1,509 $195K
North Carolina 869 1,485 $205K
Ohio 652 1,226 $164K
Illinois 530 1,169 $163K
California 724 1,128 $175K
Arizona 526 1,120 $181K
Wisconsin 609 927 $158K
Texas 548 918 $138K
Georgia 436 895 $131K
Alabama 320 723 $115K
Minnesota 341 710 $101K
New Jersey 378 693 $100K
Virginia 343 624 $94.2K
South Carolina 252 509 $77.8K
Michigan 217 433 $82.3K
Colorado 235 413 $64.7K
Louisiana 237 382 $47.1K
Connecticut 217 379 $64.7K
Kentucky 196 341 $49.1K
Massachusetts 180 331 $57.8K
Tennessee 150 273 $37.3K
New Mexico 175 250 $28.3K
Oregon 124 247 $38K
Washington 137 242 $35.5K
Oklahoma 132 201 $27.6K
Missouri 93 180 $30.7K
Maryland 104 178 $26.6K
Iowa 87 149 $19.6K
Maine 60 129 $26.1K
Mississippi 62 112 $17.8K
South Dakota 52 102 $14K
Nevada 59 101 $15.9K
Nebraska 56 100 $12.8K
Utah 47 96 $13.6K
Hawaii 59 94 $16.3K
Idaho 32 76 $10.8K
Wyoming 31 76 $8,077
North Dakota 29 72 $10.3K
Kansas 37 49 $6,510
Montana 29 41 $5,808
Delaware 16 36 $3,802
West Virginia 21 34 $4,514
Arkansas 20 33 $4,519
Vermont 29 $3,808
New Hampshire 15 27 $3,624
Rhode Island 13 24 $4,014
District of Columbia 13 23 $4,190
Alaska 11 13 $1,427
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 PRED FORTE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOSE BENITEZ APONTE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled889

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

FRANCIS PRICE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled460

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SEVERIN PALYDOWYCZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled309

MILFORD

Pennsylvania

DANIEL MESSNER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled289

SOUTHERN PINES

North Carolina

ROBERT GROSS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled266

PHOENIX

Arizona

SONAL TULI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled202

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ANNA PARK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled192

WHEATON

Illinois

MARILYN KOSIER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled190

LANCASTER

Ohio

CHRISTOPHER GRENIER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled185

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BRANDON SUEDEKUM M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled174

PHOENIX

Arizona

KENNETH KASTEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled166

BOYNTON BEACH

Florida

H. MORRIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

OCALA

Florida

GEORGE FLORAKIS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

SCARSDALE

New York

ANNE SCHROEDER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

SCOTTSDALE

Arizona

NICHOLAS BARNA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled152

HAZLETON

Pennsylvania

EUGENE GABIANELLI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled146

ATLANTA

Georgia

KATHLEEN KELLEY O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled144

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOHN KUNG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled144

STATEN ISLAND

New York

KRISTIN BAINS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled142

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEPHEN OWENS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled138

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JUNG DAO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

PHOENIX

Arizona

PAUL SANCHEZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

THOMAS FLYNN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled129

NEW YORK

New York

AMBER DOBLER-DIXON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled123

AMARILLO

Texas

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

NEW YORK

New York