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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

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
DEAN TRAIGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled140

CAPE CORAL

Florida

ELIAS FEANNY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

MIAMI

Florida

STEPHEN SOUTH MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled139

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

MOHAMMED SAYED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

TEIGHA RANDOLPH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled137

KINSTON

North Carolina

WILLIAM TAUNTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled137

FORSYTH

Georgia

ATIF ALAZIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled137

TARZANA

California

ANNA ASLOYAN D.O., M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled136

BROOKLYN

New York

WILLIAM HILL M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled135

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

EDGAR WILLARD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled134

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled134

LOS ANGELES

California

TERRY BAUL M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled133

DETROIT

Michigan

LUCIAN RICE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

ELMHURST

New York

YEVGENIA ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD HARANO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

NEWPORT BEACH

California

MICHAEL TRUONG M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled130

MISSION VIEJO

California

FREDERICK RUSHFORD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled129

CYPRESS

Texas

MARK STRAUSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES PARABOSCHI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled129

NEWTOWN

Pennsylvania

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled128

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM NICHOLSON M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled128

FREMONT

California

JOSE AYALA-CUERVOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled127

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico