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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
CARLOS DIAZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled170

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

DAMODER KESIREDDY M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled168

BRYAN

Ohio

KLAUDIYA RUVINSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

BROOKLYN

New York

MANUEL QUILES LUGO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled166

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM SCHARLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled166

BETHLEHEM

Pennsylvania

MEHRAN KHORSANDI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

LOS ANGELES

California

ALKESH AMIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

LAKE JACKSON

Texas

MICHAEL FORSTHOEFEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled163

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

THOMAS BUZBEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

TYLER

Texas

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled162

DAVENPORT

Iowa

MULRAJ KATIRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

CROWLEY

Louisiana

RIGOBERTO RAMOS GONZALEZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled159

ADJUNTAS

Puerto Rico

JAMES HIGGINS M.D.

Claims Filled157

TULSA

Oklahoma

DINA LIBERMAN M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled157

BROOKLYN

New York

CHRISTOPHER KOPECKY M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled156

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD BROTHERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

SHENANDOAH

Virginia

MICHAEL DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

SHERYL HABER-KUO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

MERCERVILLE

New Jersey

STEVEN JUK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled148

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled147

GLENDALE

California

CHARLES MORGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

MONROE

Louisiana

LUIS RUIZ RIVERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled143

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RIDA FRAYHA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled143

BALTIMORE

Maryland

MICHAEL HUBER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

LUFKIN

Texas

YU-CHENG JEFFREY CHEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled141

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana