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VYTORIN

EZETIMIBE/SIMVASTATIN

Vytorin is a combination cholesterol-lowering medicine. Simvastatin prevents your body from making "bad" cholesterol (LDL) while raising "good" cholesterol (HDL). Ezetimibe prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

722K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 288 of 3395

$276M
Retail Cost

Rank: 107 of 3395

154,614
Patients

Rank: 345 of 3395

84,358
Prescribers

Rank: 290 of 3395

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53%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.79M

2011

1.33M

2012

1.21M

2013

963K

2014

722K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$315M

2011

$278M

2012

$313M

2013

$296M

2014

$276M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$313

2011

$368

2012

$369

2013

$385

2014

$422

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,169 67,619 $25.5M
Texas 12,957 59,350 $22M
Florida 13,023 56,745 $22.9M
New York 12,520 53,297 $23M
Pennsylvania 8,545 38,407 $15M
New Jersey 7,413 30,758 $14.2M
North Carolina 5,748 30,712 $10.2M
Illinois 5,429 25,542 $10.1M
Ohio 4,989 22,310 $8.77M
Michigan 5,939 22,262 $10.5M
Georgia 4,018 20,352 $6.72M
Arizona 3,969 17,224 $7.26M
Missouri 3,072 17,211 $5.57M
Indiana 3,793 16,995 $6.71M
Tennessee 3,535 16,899 $5.94M
Alabama 3,273 16,337 $6M
South Carolina 3,102 16,285 $5.69M
Louisiana 2,625 15,053 $4.5M
Kentucky 2,884 14,305 $4.87M
Virginia 2,758 12,745 $4.77M
Connecticut 2,423 10,291 $4.52M
Maryland 2,625 10,059 $4.49M
Wisconsin 2,023 9,011 $3.63M
Oklahoma 1,787 8,244 $3.06M
Mississippi 1,646 8,159 $2.33M
Colorado 1,815 8,063 $3.15M
Iowa 1,554 6,936 $2.46M
West Virginia 1,437 6,803 $2.5M
Arkansas 1,122 6,482 $1.92M
Kansas 1,222 6,392 $2.14M
Washington 1,200 5,231 $2.11M
Massachusetts 994 4,802 $1.8M
Oregon 1,006 4,587 $1.82M
Minnesota 1,171 4,547 $1.88M
Delaware 1,174 4,287 $2.23M
Nevada 955 3,863 $1.63M
Nebraska 727 3,589 $1.15M
New Mexico 578 2,571 $1.04M
Utah 611 2,540 $971K
Idaho 386 1,724 $636K
Hawaii 411 1,718 $767K
Montana 307 1,495 $475K
South Dakota 316 1,467 $439K
North Dakota 322 1,357 $436K
Maine 369 1,315 $591K
Rhode Island 204 1,172 $368K
New Hampshire 248 1,134 $445K
Wyoming 198 838 $313K
Vermont 184 813 $323K
Alaska 106 584 $149K
District of Columbia 164 532 $212K
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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Top prescribers for VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RITA GOLDVUG M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

REGO PARK

New York

DEREK JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ASHLAND

Kentucky

PHILLIP BEHRENS MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

JACQUELINE GETTYS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EWING

New Jersey

JEFFREY HYDE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

KAREN GONSALVES-WETHERELL MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GLENDALE

Arizona

MARK OBENRADER MD PHD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FORT WASHINGTON

Pennsylvania

JOHN EBERLY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAYLORS

South Carolina

PAMELA SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

THOMAS MAYER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

BANNOCKBURN

Illinois

EMMANUEL QUAYE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ALEXANDER POKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

CRAIG FOCKLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

SHAILENDER KARRY MOHANRAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MAPLEWOOD

New Jersey

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURBANK

California

GORDI KHERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

MICHAEL RAINES M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AMERICUS

Georgia

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JONATHAN BERRY MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

DENISE SZANDROWSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

EDWARD MEA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LIMERICK

Pennsylvania

MARK EDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FREDERICKSBURG

Texas

JAY BEAMS MD

Surgery

Claims Filled50

SUSANVILLE

California

SANDRA FORDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

FLUSHING

New York

MARK BENTON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NAVARRE

Florida