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DEXAMETHASONE

Decadron (dexamethasone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

737K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 285 of 3395

$9.43M
Retail Cost

Rank: 930 of 3395

373,925
Patients

Rank: 197 of 3395

111,442
Prescribers

Rank: 228 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

519K

2011

550K

2012

629K

2013

686K

2014

737K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.3M

2011

$7.3M

2012

$8.17M

2013

$8.59M

2014

$9.43M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$10

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$8

2014

$9

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 27,950 56,583 $1.04M
Florida 24,474 47,790 $671K
New York 21,809 44,705 $552K
Texas 20,939 40,773 $442K
Pennsylvania 17,226 35,341 $428K
Ohio 14,472 29,338 $386K
Illinois 12,008 25,403 $277K
North Carolina 13,084 25,135 $292K
Michigan 12,062 23,954 $284K
Georgia 11,678 22,756 $257K
Tennessee 10,169 19,762 $230K
New Jersey 8,517 17,008 $216K
Massachusetts 7,862 15,762 $256K
Virginia 7,758 15,509 $217K
Missouri 7,972 15,144 $170K
Indiana 7,330 14,661 $160K
Alabama 8,266 14,388 $133K
Wisconsin 6,478 14,124 $145K
Arizona 7,233 13,971 $160K
Washington 6,789 13,959 $170K
Kentucky 7,151 13,715 $165K
Minnesota 6,168 13,364 $181K
Colorado 6,239 11,558 $191K
South Carolina 6,058 11,270 $120K
Louisiana 4,947 10,018 $106K
Maryland 4,633 9,018 $137K
Oregon 4,365 8,398 $96.1K
Connecticut 4,298 8,377 $124K
Mississippi 4,690 7,966 $69.8K
Arkansas 4,454 7,934 $81.2K
Iowa 3,310 7,769 $108K
Oklahoma 3,393 6,250 $92.5K
Kansas 2,594 5,509 $68K
West Virginia 2,579 5,179 $56.7K
Nebraska 2,533 4,814 $59.8K
Nevada 2,158 4,058 $58.1K
Maine 1,685 3,387 $47.6K
Utah 1,875 3,343 $35.7K
New Mexico 1,754 3,115 $37.5K
New Hampshire 1,479 2,874 $35K
Idaho 1,481 2,842 $38K
South Dakota 1,128 2,629 $30.1K
Rhode Island 1,178 2,493 $31.7K
Delaware 1,206 2,071 $26.8K
Hawaii 1,045 1,929 $29.3K
Montana 1,002 1,925 $21.4K
North Dakota 853 1,820 $19.3K
Vermont 680 1,381 $17.7K
District of Columbia 484 874 $11.6K
Wyoming 354 631 $6,293
Alaska 301 506 $5,140
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 DEXAMETHASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,067

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

ARMANDO CARDONA-RAMIREZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled899

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GEORGE FAHED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled690

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BRIAN WAGGONER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

JERRY CIOFFI DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled554

ORANGE PARK

Florida

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled512

MANATI

Puerto Rico

REYNALDO GOMEZ ADROVER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled493

MANATI

Puerto Rico

SYED RAZA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled490

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DERRIS RAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled462

AMITE

Louisiana

RAMON GERENA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled418

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JESUS ROMAN MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled394

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RICKY DEERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled373

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

MARIO DEPINTO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

VENICE

Florida

LUIS GARCIA BARRETO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled358

PONCE

Puerto Rico

DRORE EISEN M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled339

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ANGEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled338

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled320

MOCA

Puerto Rico

ANGEL RIVERA NEGRON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled314

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO LONGO M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled314

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS SILVA DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled307

WOODHAVEN

New York

GWENDOLYN STANHOPE P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled305

SAN FRANCISCO

California

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

THOMASTON

Georgia

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled299

WHEELING

West Virginia

SREEROOP SEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

HARTWELL

Georgia