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VYTORIN

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 2013

1.21M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 211 of 3238

$313M
Retail Cost

Rank: 71 of 3238

244,250
Patients

Rank: 251 of 3238

109,641
Prescribers

Rank: 219 of 3238

User Reviews of VYTORIN »

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,237 117,452 $30.7M
Texas 19,753 97,649 $25M
Florida 19,392 87,004 $23.6M
New York 17,654 82,060 $23.5M
Pennsylvania 13,531 68,591 $17.8M
North Carolina 8,711 50,781 $11.2M
Ohio 8,987 43,034 $11.5M
New Jersey 9,618 40,967 $12.9M
Georgia 6,814 37,354 $8.42M
Michigan 9,173 36,671 $11.8M
Illinois 7,249 35,946 $9.48M
Missouri 5,737 33,791 $7.58M
Tennessee 5,960 31,955 $7.42M
Indiana 6,618 31,807 $8.56M
Kentucky 5,121 28,494 $6.73M
Arizona 6,356 27,510 $7.71M
Alabama 4,904 27,092 $6.59M
Louisiana 4,192 24,290 $5.11M
Virginia 4,621 23,306 $5.87M
Wisconsin 3,721 18,606 $4.89M
South Carolina 3,694 18,603 $4.48M
Mississippi 2,987 17,952 $3.52M
Iowa 2,735 15,748 $3.57M
Maryland 3,547 15,338 $4.61M
Connecticut 3,304 14,834 $4.39M
Kansas 2,620 13,763 $3.14M
West Virginia 2,563 13,099 $3.25M
Colorado 2,580 12,441 $3.22M
Oklahoma 2,562 12,304 $3.16M
Arkansas 1,830 11,270 $2.36M
Washington 2,242 10,146 $2.75M
Minnesota 2,080 9,677 $2.77M
Oregon 1,862 8,874 $2.34M
Nebraska 1,360 8,480 $1.81M
Massachusetts 1,574 7,777 $2M
Delaware 1,679 6,530 $2.32M
Nevada 1,537 6,509 $1.81M
Utah 1,182 5,286 $1.37M
New Mexico 983 4,423 $1.21M
Idaho 778 3,731 $915K
South Dakota 587 3,408 $712K
Montana 611 3,383 $767K
North Dakota 586 3,355 $771K
Maine 658 3,040 $919K
Hawaii 562 2,756 $731K
New Hampshire 449 2,256 $594K
Rhode Island 380 2,082 $463K
Wyoming 343 1,706 $430K
Vermont 292 1,535 $401K
Alaska 182 1,148 $211K
District of Columbia 208 896 $242K
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 VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KEITH WEBB MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

KATHRYN BATES DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

RICHARD BOYLES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BARNWELL

South Carolina

EARL MANGIN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

FREDERICK LIPPMANN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BRADLEY FENTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GARY HENDRICKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TALLAPOOSA

Georgia

ALLEN UHLIK M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

COPPERHILL

Tennessee

KAREN SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RAEFORD

North Carolina

JEAN BALZORA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

KENNETH WARREN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Tennessee

SHELLEY STANKO M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONDON

Kentucky

CINDY CHAFFIN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

ASTORIA

Illinois

CHERYL SHANKS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

BLUE RAPIDS

Kansas

ESFANDIAR ESFANDIARIFARD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENCINO

California

JAMES TEMPLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

GEORGE MARTINEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

EUGENE WOLANSKI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

PETER CHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

NORMA RIVERA-OPIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

ARIS NIKAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAVID HARTIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COCKEYSVILLE

Maryland

JOE CHRISTIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

GORDI KHERA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

PHOENIX

Arizona

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky