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CETIRIZINE HCL

Zyrtec 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 2013

14.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1136 of 3238

$350K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1825 of 3238

5,072
Patients

Rank: 1062 of 3238

3,925
Prescribers

Rank: 1057 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Zyrtec »

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76%

of people say

it's worth it

46%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 363 996 $26.1K
Texas 369 822 $18.7K
Ohio 197 669 $17.3K
Florida 243 652 $12.9K
Pennsylvania 143 646 $15.2K
Kentucky 132 590 $16.6K
Tennessee 139 562 $13.1K
California 175 526 $12.1K
Indiana 132 486 $12.5K
Mississippi 189 482 $11.2K
Michigan 123 436 $11K
South Carolina 103 428 $11.4K
North Carolina 127 413 $12.6K
Louisiana 147 401 $8,786
Georgia 127 359 $9,007
Missouri 105 338 $8,595
Wisconsin 94 306 $7,977
Alabama 84 287 $4,348
Minnesota 61 283 $8,905
Massachusetts 81 279 $7,310
Hawaii 79 275 $11.2K
New Jersey 82 270 $6,223
Virginia 90 262 $6,180
Oklahoma 66 217 $6,830
Arizona 69 207 $5,903
Kansas 40 186 $4,001
Maryland 50 184 $5,358
Iowa 29 175 $4,408
Washington 55 156 $3,797
Colorado 32 145 $2,831
West Virginia 40 134 $3,178
Connecticut 31 111 $2,689
Illinois 51 104 $2,673
South Dakota 22 102 $3,579
Nebraska 22 95 $2,656
Delaware 13 82 $2,630
Oregon 18 78 $1,622
Arkansas 35 76 $2,051
New Mexico 26 62 $1,099
Rhode Island 16 53 $1,817
New Hampshire 12 42 $984
Utah 11 39 $1,253
Montana 35 $870
Wyoming 31 $605
Maine 14 28 $1,325
Nevada 25 $360
Idaho 23 $531
Vermont 22 $733
North Dakota 16 $468
District of Columbia 15 $291
Alaska 14 $453
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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