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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
JAMES BARNETT MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled202

MIDLAND

Texas

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled201

GLENDALE

California

FELIX SOKOLSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled196

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

MULRAJ KATIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

CROWLEY

Louisiana

DAVID HEVERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled194

BOCA RATON

Florida

ALEKSANDR LIVSHITS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

BROOKLYN

New York

VIOLET JUODAKIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

TUCSON

Arizona

WILLIAM HILL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled186

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

IRINA GIRSHOVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

FORT LEE

New Jersey

JOSE MELLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

NEW YORK

New York

RONALD PINKERTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

PICO RIVERA

California

SHERYL HABER-KUO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled179

MERCERVILLE

New Jersey

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM SCHARLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL MILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled174

MIDLAND

Texas

HECTOR DELGADO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled173

MIAMI

Florida

EDGAR GONZALEZ PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled173

HUNTINGTON PARK

California

RICHARD HARANO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

NEWPORT BEACH

California

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled167

DAVENPORT

Iowa

RIDA FRAYHA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled167

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ELIAS FEANNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

MIAMI

Florida

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

HEMET

California

DEAN TRAIGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

CAPE CORAL

Florida

MOHAMMED SAYED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled165

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma