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AVODART

Avodart blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme responsible for changing testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Lower DHT levels prevents the prostate from growing. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 177 of 3238

$304M
Retail Cost

Rank: 79 of 3238

293,723
Patients

Rank: 226 of 3238

103,209
Prescribers

Rank: 232 of 3238

User Reviews of AVODART »

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Alternatives:

Proscar Cardura Hytrin Flomax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 39,421 229,818 $40.3M
New York 28,614 157,917 $30.6M
Florida 28,452 140,659 $27.4M
Texas 22,114 108,763 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 15,839 88,815 $16.8M
New Jersey 13,087 61,322 $13.8M
Illinois 10,308 55,286 $10.7M
North Carolina 8,704 50,197 $8.71M
Ohio 10,184 49,254 $9.98M
Georgia 7,022 40,792 $7.03M
Michigan 8,946 38,272 $9.27M
Virginia 7,297 36,488 $7.32M
Tennessee 6,123 33,323 $5.81M
Missouri 5,522 31,703 $5.61M
Indiana 5,973 29,367 $6.11M
Kentucky 4,915 29,003 $4.98M
Alabama 4,721 27,274 $4.62M
Louisiana 4,150 26,105 $4.12M
South Carolina 4,147 21,769 $4.02M
Arizona 4,798 21,387 $4.66M
Mississippi 2,996 19,726 $2.87M
Connecticut 3,945 19,405 $4.11M
Washington 3,801 18,753 $3.76M
Wisconsin 3,259 18,337 $3.51M
Iowa 2,452 17,090 $2.63M
Oklahoma 3,222 16,415 $3.28M
Minnesota 3,269 15,931 $3.6M
Arkansas 2,455 15,755 $2.44M
Maryland 3,649 15,704 $3.79M
West Virginia 2,808 14,620 $2.88M
Massachusetts 2,678 14,257 $2.89M
Colorado 2,689 13,675 $2.69M
Kansas 1,982 12,075 $2.03M
Oregon 2,349 11,925 $2.41M
Nebraska 1,661 11,676 $1.82M
Nevada 1,676 7,578 $1.61M
New Mexico 1,537 7,510 $1.5M
Hawaii 1,372 7,447 $1.54M
Utah 1,407 6,576 $1.3M
North Dakota 1,010 6,385 $1.07M
South Dakota 835 5,436 $873K
Montana 916 5,343 $958K
Maine 897 4,307 $976K
Idaho 785 4,210 $758K
Rhode Island 640 4,036 $672K
Delaware 1,032 3,985 $1.09M
New Hampshire 539 2,756 $576K
Alaska 419 2,238 $447K
Wyoming 331 1,836 $339K
Vermont 329 1,655 $360K
District of Columbia 349 1,327 $305K
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 AVODART

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RUBEN RAMIREZ M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled828

MONTEREY PARK

California

MISAK ABDULIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled826

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD HARKAWAY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled819

PHILA

Pennsylvania

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

LARRY TETSOTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled787

BROOKLYN

New York

SZE LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled770

GLENDALE

California

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled748

ROSEMEAD

California

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled741

FRESNO

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled697

WESTMINSTER

California

EDWARD SCHATTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled672

PASADENA

Texas

ARTHUR PINTO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled669

TRUMBULL

Connecticut

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled663

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

ISRAEL BERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled659

SKOKIE

Illinois

STEPHEN PIERCY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled638

FORT DODGE

Iowa

VITALY RAYKHMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled635

BROOKLYN

New York

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled619

NEW YORK

New York

ARTHUR TIJERINA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled618

PARIS

Texas

FRANK TORTORA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled613

CARY

North Carolina

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled607

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled586

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL GLASS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled581

PARKER

Colorado

WILLIAM BARBA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled579

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTHUR THOMAS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled575

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled570

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

WUHUA JING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

NEW YORK

New York