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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 2014

59.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 784 of 3362

$15.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 720 of 3362

15,276
Patients

Rank: 814 of 3362

14,584
Prescribers

Rank: 716 of 3362

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66%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 1,838 6,921 $1.78M
California 1,648 5,540 $1.39M
Florida 1,374 4,609 $1.19M
New Jersey 1,192 4,418 $1.31M
Pennsylvania 929 4,217 $1.04M
Texas 929 3,049 $835K
North Carolina 505 2,156 $516K
Ohio 517 2,101 $565K
Illinois 431 1,617 $433K
Georgia 347 1,539 $357K
Virginia 366 1,354 $347K
Tennessee 343 1,350 $317K
Michigan 313 1,234 $390K
Indiana 265 1,161 $305K
Massachusetts 233 1,160 $292K
Kentucky 244 1,050 $248K
Arizona 248 964 $255K
Wisconsin 194 951 $247K
Connecticut 237 943 $254K
Missouri 223 938 $241K
Louisiana 205 874 $211K
South Carolina 223 822 $208K
Maryland 195 679 $215K
Minnesota 152 639 $195K
Alabama 159 622 $153K
Oklahoma 163 608 $165K
Mississippi 195 540 $121K
Washington 137 529 $141K
Iowa 97 445 $108K
West Virginia 92 436 $111K
Arkansas 92 405 $89.8K
Colorado 115 377 $113K
Nevada 86 341 $82.9K
Kansas 68 300 $66.1K
New Hampshire 63 293 $83.1K
Rhode Island 56 289 $63.4K
Maine 65 287 $81.6K
Oregon 86 276 $80.4K
Nebraska 58 249 $61.4K
Hawaii 48 243 $63.2K
Delaware 59 229 $73.7K
Montana 32 149 $34.9K
Utah 49 147 $37.7K
Idaho 31 129 $27.1K
District of Columbia 30 123 $30.5K
New Mexico 41 113 $36.1K
South Dakota 23 111 $31.7K
Wyoming 13 78 $19.8K
North Dakota 22 76 $22.2K
Alaska 19 69 $18.2K
Vermont 17 62 $19.1K
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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