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QVAR

BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Qvar (Beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

824K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 270 of 3362

$146M
Retail Cost

Rank: 177 of 3362

290,339
Patients

Rank: 237 of 3362

98,313
Prescribers

Rank: 249 of 3362

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31%

of people say

it's worth it

28%

of people say

it worked well

24%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

568K

2011

651K

2012

770K

2013

825K

2014

908K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$71.4M

2011

$96.6M

2012

$124M

2013

$146M

2014

$170M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$109

2011

$115

2012

$116

2013

$120

2014

$131

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 95,700 230,968 $34M
New York 13,437 43,988 $8.38M
Michigan 13,501 41,374 $8.28M
Washington 13,599 40,217 $6.88M
Florida 12,822 37,778 $7.15M
Ohio 9,546 28,875 $5.85M
North Carolina 8,740 27,256 $4.98M
Oregon 8,310 23,816 $3.86M
Texas 7,593 19,955 $3.88M
Colorado 6,607 17,990 $2.92M
Illinois 5,820 17,752 $3.59M
Massachusetts 5,491 16,895 $3.21M
Pennsylvania 5,201 16,832 $3.3M
Tennessee 5,258 16,117 $3.07M
Arizona 5,378 15,658 $3.12M
Georgia 4,720 13,763 $2.36M
Virginia 4,828 13,528 $2.45M
Wisconsin 3,987 12,525 $2.46M
Indiana 4,225 12,239 $2.44M
Minnesota 3,966 12,118 $2.44M
Missouri 3,692 11,877 $2.32M
New Jersey 3,789 11,047 $2.21M
Iowa 3,500 11,014 $2.01M
Kentucky 2,691 8,434 $1.65M
Maryland 3,110 7,918 $1.28M
South Carolina 2,570 7,578 $1.43M
Nevada 2,668 7,534 $1.51M
Alabama 1,995 5,782 $1.11M
New Mexico 1,873 5,349 $1.02M
Idaho 1,813 5,274 $971K
Hawaii 2,424 5,222 $697K
Oklahoma 1,786 5,101 $976K
Connecticut 1,613 4,961 $1.02M
Kansas 1,403 4,703 $880K
Rhode Island 1,294 4,144 $750K
Mississippi 1,467 4,108 $728K
West Virginia 1,183 3,846 $746K
Maine 1,070 3,799 $811K
Louisiana 1,260 3,476 $639K
Arkansas 1,052 3,445 $640K
Utah 900 2,443 $469K
Nebraska 496 1,601 $291K
Delaware 526 1,528 $311K
District of Columbia 635 1,471 $216K
New Hampshire 464 1,450 $282K
Montana 406 1,231 $231K
South Dakota 374 1,151 $219K
North Dakota 278 828 $154K
Vermont 299 788 $158K
Alaska 270 711 $149K
Wyoming 148 446 $88.3K
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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Top prescribers for QVAR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AMITAB PURI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled223

TUCSON

Arizona

JUAN BUITRAGO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled221

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL MORELLI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled219

EASTCHESTER

New York

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

HIALEAH

Florida

ARTHUR FOKAKIS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled219

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

MICHAEL EHRIE M.D.

Claims Filled218

ASHLAND

Kentucky

MIROSLAV ZOTOVIC M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled216

AIKEN

South Carolina

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled215

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ERIC KOZLOW MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled213

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

GURSHARAN SAINI M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled213

DELANO

California

EUGENE KENIGSBERG MD

Allergy

Claims Filled211

WOODLAND HILLS

California

MAAN ASKAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled210

WARREN

Michigan

DONALD PULVER MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled205

ROCHESTER

New York

ROBERT PENSLER M.D.

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled202

WYANDOTTE

Michigan

BALTAZAR RODRIGUEZ CRUZ

General Practice

Claims Filled201

LARES

Puerto Rico

THAN THAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

ANTIOCH

California

DE LE MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled199

OAKLAND

California

JOSEPH OJILE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled198

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled196

ROSEMEAD

California

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled194

SAN DIEGO

California

M SALIM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled192

CHANDLER

Arizona

STANFORD GITTLEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled189

DOYLESTOWN

Pennsylvania

ABNER BAGENSTOSE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled188

COLUMBUS

Ohio

ANTHONY SHEN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled188

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

GARY COTT MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled187

DENVER

Colorado