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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
DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled117

GLENDALE

California

ALFONSO LUEVANO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled117

CARRIZO SPRINGS

Texas

ALEXANDER KOGOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

STATEN ISLAND

New York

VLADIMIR MOLIVER M.D.,D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

NEW YORK

New York

CHARLES SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

GRANBURY

Texas

JUAN CHABLA M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT SALTMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled116

CREVE COUER

Missouri

RICHARD GREEN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled115

THOUSAND OAKS

California

NESTOR UNGER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled114

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled114

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN KANE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

KENHORST

Pennsylvania

RONALD GREENBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

HICKSVILLE

New York

JOHN SUMMERFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

TODD WENCK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled112

BETTENDORF

Iowa

DHAVAL THAKKAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

SYCAMORE

Illinois

JON HADDAD M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled111

AMARILLO

Texas

JOSE MONTALVO-FIGUEROA MD FACE

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled111

COTO LAUREL

Puerto Rico

DANIEL TARDIF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

MANCHESTER

Connecticut

STACY ISENBERG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled111

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

PEDRO HERNANDEZ M.D. P.A.

Specialist

Claims Filled110

AMARILLO

Texas

JODY ELLISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

KENNETH HAFENDORFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

ROY HINMAN MD PA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled110

ST AUGUSTINE

Florida

RONALD HUNTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

KINGSPORT

Tennessee