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MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

761K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 282 of 3362

$25.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 577 of 3362

263,577
Patients

Rank: 251 of 3362

103,653
Prescribers

Rank: 242 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 41,942 123,065 $4.59M
Florida 24,454 68,477 $2.16M
Texas 23,770 62,540 $2.13M
New York 11,952 33,708 $1.16M
Georgia 10,896 29,719 $929K
Louisiana 8,830 29,079 $925K
Illinois 9,233 27,139 $969K
Ohio 8,647 25,060 $783K
North Carolina 8,634 24,067 $792K
Michigan 8,711 23,994 $773K
Tennessee 8,719 23,582 $725K
Pennsylvania 7,638 22,026 $726K
New Jersey 7,628 21,241 $714K
Alabama 6,764 19,492 $558K
Kentucky 6,560 19,402 $630K
Mississippi 6,232 18,899 $615K
Oklahoma 5,428 15,860 $611K
Missouri 4,913 14,702 $416K
Virginia 5,225 14,132 $439K
Arkansas 4,201 13,714 $393K
South Carolina 4,604 13,316 $394K
Indiana 4,325 11,402 $356K
Arizona 3,155 8,266 $253K
Washington 2,604 7,669 $237K
Maryland 2,806 6,874 $256K
Kansas 2,014 6,364 $179K
West Virginia 2,126 6,354 $192K
Massachusetts 2,239 5,935 $205K
Wisconsin 1,693 5,132 $149K
Nevada 1,799 4,676 $136K
Hawaii 1,504 4,287 $160K
Connecticut 1,348 3,814 $124K
Iowa 1,144 3,776 $99.8K
Colorado 1,345 3,652 $114K
Oregon 1,196 3,537 $124K
Minnesota 1,033 3,174 $98.7K
Nebraska 798 2,797 $75.9K
New Mexico 962 2,439 $83.3K
Maine 461 1,277 $43.4K
Rhode Island 391 1,240 $46.6K
District of Columbia 523 1,193 $51.6K
North Dakota 338 1,165 $32.5K
South Dakota 318 1,138 $30.2K
Utah 372 1,052 $35.7K
Delaware 334 872 $29.6K
Idaho 285 860 $27.4K
Montana 273 825 $23.8K
New Hampshire 296 774 $22.3K
Vermont 151 519 $13.3K
Alaska 145 482 $15.6K
Wyoming 112 307 $8,242
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HAMIDREZA MOGHADDAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

SUNNY ISLES BEACH

Florida

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

ANAHEIM

California

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

HOUSTON

Texas

GEORGE VILLANUEVA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

PERRIS

California

YASLIN TORRES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled152

TRUJILLO ALTO

Puerto Rico

GUSTAVO MARTINEZ TAPIA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled150

MIAMI

Florida

HECTOR LALAMA MD PA

Neurology

Claims Filled150

CORAL GABLES

Florida

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

MONTICELLO

Georgia

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

MOBILE

Alabama

JOHN WEI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

SOUTH GATE

California

HUY LE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled149

HOUSTON

Texas

ADEL BISHAI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled149

EMPORIA

Virginia

RAJA TALLURI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

VACHERIE

Louisiana

JALAL JOUDEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

DEQUINCY

Louisiana

SHI-YIN WONG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled149

LOS ANGELES

California

KA KAM CHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

SAN FRANCISCO

California

GLORIA PIEDRA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled148

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

GALESBURG

Illinois

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled147

HIALEAH

Florida

PHILIP ATIGRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

TAMPA

Florida

RODOLFO MAGSINO M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled146

COVINA

California

LESLIE LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

ALHAMBRA

California

HITESH PATEL MD

Claims Filled146

WESTMINSTER

California