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CETIRIZINE HCL

Zyrtec (Cetirizine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. Antihistamines can also make you sleepy, but Zyrtec is a low-drowsiness version. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Zyrtec

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

16K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1126 of 3362

$355K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1504 of 3362

5,865
Patients

Rank: 1066 of 3362

4,415
Prescribers

Rank: 1074 of 3362

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it's worth it

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it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 432 1,137 $28.9K
Texas 424 1,055 $25.2K
Ohio 217 764 $19.1K
Florida 257 701 $10.3K
Pennsylvania 168 673 $14.6K
North Carolina 182 599 $14.9K
California 207 578 $12.6K
Kentucky 134 578 $13.8K
Mississippi 181 527 $11.3K
Indiana 144 526 $12.6K
Tennessee 118 481 $10.6K
Michigan 141 476 $11K
South Carolina 126 442 $7,772
Virginia 121 431 $10.2K
Missouri 113 416 $7,805
Wisconsin 122 414 $7,526
Georgia 123 378 $7,755
Massachusetts 96 332 $7,994
Louisiana 146 332 $6,281
Minnesota 69 331 $8,929
New Jersey 97 293 $6,449
Maryland 68 230 $5,054
Alabama 78 226 $3,219
Arizona 70 211 $5,756
Oklahoma 57 207 $5,479
Washington 74 194 $3,566
Hawaii 43 156 $5,121
Illinois 76 150 $3,400
Kansas 39 149 $4,080
Colorado 26 125 $2,215
Nebraska 27 119 $2,705
Connecticut 33 118 $2,331
West Virginia 32 109 $2,014
Iowa 28 99 $2,134
Delaware 15 94 $2,380
South Dakota 14 90 $2,761
Rhode Island 25 89 $2,732
Arkansas 40 81 $1,887
Utah 20 71 $2,426
Oregon 23 58 $1,328
New Hampshire 13 52 $1,102
Idaho 48 $716
Maine 13 47 $1,341
Nevada 13 42 $498
New Mexico 17 30 $664
Vermont 11 28 $503
District of Columbia 26 $721
Montana 25 $492
Wyoming 14 $217
Alaska 13 $372
North Dakota 11 $350
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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