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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 2014

963K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 245 of 3362

$296M
Retail Cost

Rank: 95 of 3362

199,071
Patients

Rank: 304 of 3362

98,288
Prescribers

Rank: 250 of 3362

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 18,370 86,630 $26.6M
Texas 16,869 80,190 $24.6M
Florida 16,101 69,701 $22.7M
New York 15,187 68,362 $23.3M
Pennsylvania 11,154 54,340 $16.6M
North Carolina 7,272 40,680 $10.8M
New Jersey 8,599 35,901 $13.6M
Illinois 6,860 32,026 $10.2M
Ohio 6,790 31,744 $10.1M
Michigan 7,489 29,957 $11.3M
Georgia 5,540 27,465 $7.28M
Indiana 5,130 24,187 $7.64M
Tennessee 4,667 23,893 $6.64M
Missouri 4,380 23,259 $6.13M
Arizona 5,009 22,072 $7.52M
Kentucky 3,922 21,536 $5.83M
Alabama 4,045 20,957 $6.17M
South Carolina 3,932 20,476 $5.79M
Louisiana 3,401 20,056 $4.92M
Virginia 3,761 18,307 $5.48M
Wisconsin 2,857 13,428 $4.29M
Mississippi 2,256 13,402 $3.1M
Maryland 3,210 13,325 $4.82M
Connecticut 2,748 12,419 $4.41M
Iowa 2,196 11,445 $3.2M
Oklahoma 2,212 10,509 $3.18M
Colorado 2,353 10,219 $3.26M
West Virginia 2,002 10,118 $3.01M
Kansas 1,817 9,295 $2.51M
Arkansas 1,455 8,564 $2.1M
Minnesota 1,671 7,488 $2.57M
Washington 1,676 7,286 $2.32M
Oregon 1,387 6,337 $2.02M
Nebraska 1,075 5,953 $1.57M
Massachusetts 1,192 5,856 $1.81M
Delaware 1,397 5,329 $2.29M
Nevada 1,175 4,852 $1.66M
Utah 873 3,766 $1.17M
New Mexico 726 3,057 $1M
Idaho 503 2,540 $729K
South Dakota 430 2,506 $615K
Montana 483 2,427 $654K
Maine 535 2,330 $838K
North Dakota 465 2,322 $692K
Hawaii 512 2,267 $745K
New Hampshire 335 1,555 $484K
Rhode Island 275 1,493 $405K
Wyoming 282 1,335 $398K
Vermont 248 1,160 $383K
Alaska 154 1,030 $213K
District of Columbia 204 885 $270K
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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Top prescribers for VYTORIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LARRY NEUMAN

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled390

NEW YORK

New York

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled370

WESTLAND

Michigan

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled337

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CURTIS LONG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled244

BUTLER

Missouri

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled237

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled237

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ANTONIO RENTA MUNOZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled237

HATO REY

Puerto Rico

LATOSHA WALKER FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled229

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NORMA DEVARIE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled223

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled209

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DAVID SHADOWEN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled208

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

AFSHINE EMRANI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled204

TARZANA

California

SAMUEL OLOYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

BROOKLYN

New York

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled198

MCALLEN

Texas

LEE TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

VIOLA ZILBER PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled193

BROOKLYN

New York

DAVID HEVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled191

BOCA RATON

Florida

BULENT ATAC MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

BRONX

New York

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled189

NEW YORK

New York

FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

JAMES BARNETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled178

MIDLAND

Texas

VIOLET JUODAKIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

TUCSON

Arizona

JOAQUIN MARTINEZ-ARRARAS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled171

AMARILLO

Texas