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CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE (WITH SUGAR)

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

417K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 383 of 3362

$44.8M
Retail Cost

Rank: 421 of 3362

154,636
Patients

Rank: 341 of 3362

79,479
Prescribers

Rank: 297 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,074 36,185 $3.8M
California 11,699 32,025 $3.79M
Pennsylvania 8,454 25,373 $2.62M
Texas 10,295 24,173 $2.59M
New York 8,185 23,414 $2.74M
Ohio 7,083 20,036 $2.18M
Illinois 6,015 16,961 $1.8M
North Carolina 5,087 13,529 $1.36M
Georgia 5,439 13,243 $1.29M
Michigan 5,231 13,156 $1.53M
Missouri 4,050 11,172 $1.13M
New Jersey 4,113 10,542 $1.15M
Massachusetts 3,059 9,898 $1.06M
Indiana 3,321 9,131 $917K
Tennessee 3,798 9,081 $905K
Wisconsin 2,981 9,063 $1.01M
Virginia 3,114 8,333 $852K
Arizona 3,274 7,871 $907K
Iowa 2,580 7,693 $758K
Washington 2,486 7,114 $814K
Alabama 3,002 7,098 $731K
Kentucky 2,705 7,093 $741K
Louisiana 2,665 6,904 $734K
Minnesota 2,093 6,223 $743K
South Carolina 2,514 6,210 $592K
Oregon 2,091 6,142 $676K
Kansas 1,985 6,097 $613K
Maryland 2,191 5,759 $647K
Colorado 1,971 5,062 $586K
Oklahoma 1,797 5,059 $529K
Arkansas 1,767 4,528 $492K
Connecticut 1,375 4,218 $439K
West Virginia 1,405 3,725 $368K
Nevada 1,428 3,337 $331K
Nebraska 1,113 3,278 $325K
Mississippi 1,177 2,942 $312K
Maine 838 2,556 $291K
Idaho 845 2,410 $263K
New Mexico 1,034 2,400 $266K
Utah 913 2,355 $252K
Rhode Island 653 2,260 $191K
South Dakota 572 1,742 $187K
New Hampshire 583 1,675 $169K
Montana 499 1,472 $155K
Hawaii 352 1,169 $144K
North Dakota 319 1,034 $120K
Delaware 298 724 $87K
Vermont 209 697 $79.3K
Wyoming 255 689 $72.5K
District of Columbia 129 353 $34.1K
Alaska 98 253 $32.8K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled362

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES EZI-ASHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled226

HERMITAGE

Pennsylvania

HECTOR HEREDIA-MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled224

CHULA VISTA

California

DAVID HALLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

VITO DITOMASO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled153

ENGLEWOOD

Florida

ADRIANA MEZA NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled140

CHULA VISTA

California

VIKRAM ARORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled140

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled138

EL CENTRO

California

HITENDRA CHAUHAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled127

LAKE HAVASU CITY

Arizona

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled117

ROSWELL

New Mexico

SHERAJ JACOB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

TUCKER

Georgia

DAVID NEUMANN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

STEPHEN ANG MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled101

CENTRALIA

Illinois

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

KENNER

Louisiana

ROBERT FUSCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled99

MOON TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

LEESBURG

Florida

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled96

DUBLIN

Georgia

FERNANDO DE LA CRUZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

HIALEAH

Florida

RAVI JANARDHANAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled94

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

AFSAR WARAICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled92

AIKEN

South Carolina

ROBIN MATUK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

ANTHONY COLVIN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

MONROE

North Carolina