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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 2015

16.1K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1149 of 3395

$303K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2093 of 3395

5,799
Patients

Rank: 1082 of 3395

4,296
Prescribers

Rank: 1090 of 3395

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76%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,260

2011

11K

2012

14.4K

2013

16K

2014

16.1K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$182K

2011

$270K

2012

$350K

2013

$356K

2014

$303K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$6

2011

$8

2012

$9

2013

$9

2014

$13

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 377 1,008 $17.6K
New York 350 943 $17.4K
Ohio 213 794 $16.1K
North Carolina 226 772 $15.3K
Pennsylvania 157 674 $13.1K
Florida 217 663 $8,871
South Carolina 201 595 $9,315
California 193 539 $10.9K
Tennessee 155 524 $11.6K
Kentucky 109 484 $9,166
Michigan 161 473 $9,384
Missouri 114 467 $8,649
Minnesota 83 445 $9,664
Indiana 109 435 $8,733
Wisconsin 114 428 $6,714
Mississippi 131 404 $7,558
Georgia 137 387 $6,318
Virginia 130 380 $7,230
Massachusetts 91 315 $7,533
Louisiana 137 314 $5,482
New Jersey 81 277 $4,618
Maryland 79 258 $4,269
Washington 68 240 $4,480
Arizona 69 223 $5,358
Illinois 73 188 $2,207
Kansas 40 185 $4,660
Oklahoma 46 184 $3,915
Alabama 52 142 $2,896
Nebraska 25 141 $2,024
Hawaii 24 129 $2,518
Colorado 38 122 $1,990
Rhode Island 33 118 $2,128
West Virginia 31 112 $2,252
Connecticut 41 112 $2,004
Oregon 23 83 $2,246
Arkansas 33 71 $1,716
New Mexico 35 60 $1,086
New Hampshire 14 60 $1,372
Delaware 13 58 $1,244
Iowa 19 56 $763
Utah 13 54 $1,791
Idaho 50 $915
Maine 11 44 $1,197
South Dakota 12 40 $853
District of Columbia 14 35 $752
North Dakota 27 $465
Wyoming 25 $288
Vermont 22 $583
Nevada 11 21 $348
Alaska 16 $434
Montana 13 $286
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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