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CHOLESTYRAMINE

CHOLESTYRAMINE (WITH SUGAR)

Lowers high cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

428K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 376 of 3395

$46.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 451 of 3395

159,376
Patients

Rank: 339 of 3395

81,130
Prescribers

Rank: 296 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

365K

2011

383K

2012

408K

2013

417K

2014

428K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$25.6M

2011

$26.3M

2012

$30.8M

2013

$44.8M

2014

$46.3M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$44

2011

$42

2012

$44

2013

$60

2014

$91

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 15,185 36,013 $3.82M
California 11,481 31,188 $3.71M
Pennsylvania 9,024 26,225 $2.79M
Texas 11,034 25,910 $2.78M
New York 8,176 23,778 $2.81M
Ohio 7,349 20,754 $2.31M
Illinois 6,141 17,267 $1.88M
Michigan 5,560 14,130 $1.68M
Georgia 5,682 13,724 $1.34M
North Carolina 5,192 13,658 $1.43M
New Jersey 4,335 11,431 $1.24M
Missouri 4,208 11,373 $1.12M
Tennessee 4,166 10,363 $1.03M
Massachusetts 3,141 9,906 $1.09M
Wisconsin 3,138 9,389 $1.04M
Indiana 3,402 9,320 $950K
Virginia 3,407 9,047 $950K
Iowa 2,620 7,889 $797K
Arizona 3,218 7,827 $871K
Kentucky 2,847 7,497 $776K
Alabama 3,149 7,389 $782K
Louisiana 2,679 7,098 $774K
Washington 2,489 7,032 $783K
Minnesota 2,155 6,293 $780K
Oregon 2,150 6,284 $692K
South Carolina 2,559 6,177 $613K
Maryland 2,387 6,085 $692K
Kansas 1,979 5,891 $561K
Oklahoma 1,907 5,346 $576K
Colorado 2,000 5,208 $601K
Arkansas 1,873 4,709 $495K
Connecticut 1,465 4,377 $448K
West Virginia 1,393 3,737 $369K
Nebraska 1,215 3,511 $341K
Nevada 1,374 3,115 $327K
Mississippi 1,312 3,102 $321K
Utah 1,001 2,620 $270K
Idaho 937 2,576 $271K
Maine 815 2,401 $267K
New Mexico 959 2,347 $263K
Rhode Island 649 2,212 $190K
South Dakota 585 1,829 $189K
New Hampshire 606 1,752 $185K
Montana 535 1,422 $158K
North Dakota 338 1,144 $129K
Hawaii 336 1,099 $141K
Delaware 350 815 $96.5K
Vermont 228 678 $78.2K
Wyoming 226 665 $66.1K
District of Columbia 151 331 $33.3K
Alaska 108 267 $32.9K
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 CHOLESTYRAMINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

YUCCA VALLEY

California

FOLKERT ZIJLSTRA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled98

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

KIM HIGGINS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled97

FORT WORTH

Texas

GREGORY BORAK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

SAVANNAH

Georgia

KEVEN DODT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

ROBERT FUSCO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

MOON TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

KATHRYN METTLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

ATLANTA

Georgia

DAVID FUMO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

MICHIGAN CITY

Indiana

EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled94

NEW YORK

New York

NADEEM KAZI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled93

CASA GRANDE

Arizona

THOMAS DAHLBERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

EUGENE YEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

EVANSTON

Illinois

KEVIN BYRNE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled91

OSAGE BEACH

Missouri

BAHRAM FOROUZANDEH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled91

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled90

HOUMA

Louisiana

SHERAJ JACOB MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL CAMARA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled88

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

MICHAEL KADER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled87

ROCHESTER

New York

LARRY MARIANELLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

SANTA ROSA

California

JAMES MATRISCIANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

HAMMOND

Louisiana

JAMES LYNCH MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled85

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

UDAY SHANKAR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

HAZARD

Kentucky

VIJAYAPRASAD TUMMALA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled84

GADSDEN

Alabama

LEANDRO OTERO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled84

MIAMI

Florida