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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
NATHANIEL LEBOWITZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled126

FORT LEE

New Jersey

PADIWATH UNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

PINEHURST

North Carolina

RANILO RABACAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

GENESEO

Illinois

ROLAND SUMMERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled124

SAVANNAH

Georgia

ROBERT BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

NEVADA CITY

California

KURT HOUSE D.O.,F.P.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

INDEPENDENCE

Iowa

GLORIA HUI M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled123

HOUSTON

Texas

DENZIL MORAES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled123

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MARGARET STILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

ROSWELL

Georgia

HRIDENDRA BASU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

WATERLOO

Iowa

MICHAEL MILLER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled122

MIDLAND

Texas

CARL RUBENSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ROBERTO SOLIS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

LUBBOCK

Texas

JOHN PASSMORE M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled121

HOUSTON

Texas

IRINA GIRSHOVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

FORT LEE

New Jersey

MELVIN GONZALEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled121

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

SAMUEL REID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

THOMAS ADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

MOLINE

Illinois

CESAR CRUZ-GARCIA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled119

PONCE

Puerto Rico

STEVEN BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled119

MIDLAND

Texas

MICHAEL GOLDMEIER M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled118

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

TIGHE OHANRAHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

WALNUT CREEK

California

JOSE SERRANO MUNOZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled118

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LAWRENCE SALAMONE MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled117

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

OCALA

Florida