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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 2015

722K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 288 of 3395

$276M
Retail Cost

Rank: 107 of 3395

154,614
Patients

Rank: 345 of 3395

84,358
Prescribers

Rank: 290 of 3395

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53%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 14,169 67,619 $25.5M
Texas 12,957 59,350 $22M
Florida 13,023 56,745 $22.9M
New York 12,520 53,297 $23M
Pennsylvania 8,545 38,407 $15M
New Jersey 7,413 30,758 $14.2M
North Carolina 5,748 30,712 $10.2M
Illinois 5,429 25,542 $10.1M
Ohio 4,989 22,310 $8.77M
Michigan 5,939 22,262 $10.5M
Georgia 4,018 20,352 $6.72M
Arizona 3,969 17,224 $7.26M
Missouri 3,072 17,211 $5.57M
Indiana 3,793 16,995 $6.71M
Tennessee 3,535 16,899 $5.94M
Alabama 3,273 16,337 $6M
South Carolina 3,102 16,285 $5.69M
Louisiana 2,625 15,053 $4.5M
Kentucky 2,884 14,305 $4.87M
Virginia 2,758 12,745 $4.77M
Connecticut 2,423 10,291 $4.52M
Maryland 2,625 10,059 $4.49M
Wisconsin 2,023 9,011 $3.63M
Oklahoma 1,787 8,244 $3.06M
Mississippi 1,646 8,159 $2.33M
Colorado 1,815 8,063 $3.15M
Iowa 1,554 6,936 $2.46M
West Virginia 1,437 6,803 $2.5M
Arkansas 1,122 6,482 $1.92M
Kansas 1,222 6,392 $2.14M
Washington 1,200 5,231 $2.11M
Massachusetts 994 4,802 $1.8M
Oregon 1,006 4,587 $1.82M
Minnesota 1,171 4,547 $1.88M
Delaware 1,174 4,287 $2.23M
Nevada 955 3,863 $1.63M
Nebraska 727 3,589 $1.15M
New Mexico 578 2,571 $1.04M
Utah 611 2,540 $971K
Idaho 386 1,724 $636K
Hawaii 411 1,718 $767K
Montana 307 1,495 $475K
South Dakota 316 1,467 $439K
North Dakota 322 1,357 $436K
Maine 369 1,315 $591K
Rhode Island 204 1,172 $368K
New Hampshire 248 1,134 $445K
Wyoming 198 838 $313K
Vermont 184 813 $323K
Alaska 106 584 $149K
District of Columbia 164 532 $212K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
GERALD WEISFOGEL M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled92

NORTH BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

KENNETH HAFENDORFER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FRANK GREDLER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled91

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

TONY WONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

DALY CITY

California

CESAR CRUZ-GARCIA M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled91

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MARGARET STILL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

ROSWELL

Georgia

JERRY SIMMONS M.D., P.A.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

MEXIA

Texas

THOMAS ADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

MOLINE

Illinois

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

MCALLEN

Texas

SUNNY MELENDEZ MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled88

TORRANCE

California

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled88

LOS ANGELES

California

SAMUEL REID M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

RICHARD CARROLL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled87

WESTMONT

Illinois

RIDA FRAYHA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

BALTIMORE

Maryland

SERGE ALERTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

ROCHDALE

New York

MICHAEL WASHINSKY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

HAZELTON

Pennsylvania

MARK KUGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MICHAEL HUBER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled87

LUFKIN

Texas

RAFAEL ESPINET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRIAN OLOFSSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

KANKAKEE

Illinois

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

LOS ANGELES

California

ANNA ASLOYAN D.O., M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

BROOKLYN

New York

CHARLES SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

GRANBURY

Texas

CONSTANTINE KASHNIKOW M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled85

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

SALMAN ZAFAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

NORWICH

Connecticut