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SINGULAIR

MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Singulair (Montelukast) is a leukotriene inhibitor. It lowers inflammation in your lungs and nasal passages to prevent asthma and relieve allergies. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Montelukast

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

45.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 850 of 3395

$13.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 822 of 3395

9,449
Patients

Rank: 951 of 3395

9,760
Prescribers

Rank: 821 of 3395

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4.89M

2011

3.38M

2012

160K

2013

59.5K

2014

45.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$862M

2011

$687M

2012

$35.2M

2013

$15.4M

2014

$13.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$246

2011

$194

2012

$204

2013

$248

2014

$285

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,005 5,016 $1.47M
California 866 3,962 $1.19M
New Jersey 888 3,877 $1.27M
Pennsylvania 713 3,483 $983K
Florida 761 3,324 $990K
Texas 509 2,236 $673K
North Carolina 295 1,628 $441K
Ohio 310 1,619 $480K
Virginia 251 1,151 $323K
Illinois 250 1,128 $361K
Georgia 218 1,074 $303K
Massachusetts 203 1,060 $311K
Tennessee 203 1,046 $288K
South Carolina 194 944 $258K
Indiana 178 893 $273K
Michigan 216 867 $326K
Connecticut 176 843 $273K
Kentucky 145 841 $234K
Arizona 157 743 $233K
Wisconsin 146 737 $239K
Missouri 123 652 $182K
Maryland 130 551 $200K
Louisiana 117 544 $156K
Minnesota 109 511 $173K
Alabama 107 487 $130K
Oklahoma 86 421 $122K
Mississippi 145 395 $93.4K
Iowa 65 376 $98.4K
Washington 86 355 $116K
West Virginia 66 346 $103K
Arkansas 45 273 $62.5K
Colorado 71 266 $98.8K
New Hampshire 48 254 $85.3K
Nevada 56 237 $74.1K
Oregon 49 226 $72.8K
Delaware 55 225 $79.5K
Maine 44 218 $76.1K
Nebraska 36 201 $50.8K
Kansas 36 195 $49.2K
Rhode Island 30 193 $47.4K
Hawaii 27 148 $44.1K
Montana 20 99 $28.1K
New Mexico 23 94 $30.2K
District of Columbia 20 93 $29.4K
Utah 25 88 $27.5K
South Dakota 17 87 $31.2K
Vermont 18 71 $27.3K
North Dakota 14 66 $19.9K
Alaska 12 59 $16.6K
Wyoming 57 $17.5K
Idaho 15 52 $13K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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