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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Synthroid (Levothyroxine) is a synthetic version of a hormone made by your thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones affect many important bodily functions, like controlling metabolism and telling your body how to use energy sources. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Levothyroxine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

21.7K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1038 of 3362

$474K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1462 of 3362

5,250
Patients

Rank: 1098 of 3362

4,241
Prescribers

Rank: 1084 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

28.4K

2011

23.4K

2012

26.3K

2013

21.7K

2014

18.9K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$331K

2011

$274K

2012

$391K

2013

$474K

2014

$613K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$46

2011

$44

2012

$37

2013

$47

2014

$53

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
Illinois 664 2,315 $67.1K
Massachusetts 435 2,082 $45.7K
North Carolina 303 1,485 $28.5K
Pennsylvania 291 1,441 $29.9K
New York 333 1,293 $30K
New Jersey 303 1,144 $26.4K
Michigan 367 1,049 $23.7K
South Carolina 204 893 $18.7K
Indiana 206 891 $16.9K
California 220 875 $17.9K
Florida 223 862 $20.4K
Ohio 164 674 $13.5K
Texas 154 634 $12.6K
Georgia 128 619 $11.3K
Rhode Island 110 577 $9,302
Connecticut 127 551 $12.7K
Virginia 126 551 $11K
Alabama 91 482 $8,236
Tennessee 87 347 $6,856
Missouri 78 322 $6,472
Louisiana 48 260 $5,914
Maryland 71 229 $6,334
Arizona 58 228 $4,974
Kentucky 32 184 $3,496
Oregon 59 157 $3,531
West Virginia 39 145 $3,314
Arkansas 35 135 $2,312
Wisconsin 28 99 $2,449
Maine 24 96 $2,290
Colorado 21 83 $1,612
South Dakota 13 72 $1,154
Oklahoma 21 70 $1,464
New Mexico 16 70 $1,296
Mississippi 19 69 $1,161
Nevada 17 64 $1,110
New Hampshire 13 62 $1,321
District of Columbia 11 54 $970
Washington 51 $1,075
Minnesota 11 50 $1,086
Idaho 19 46 $1,030
Utah 18 45 $1,516
Iowa 44 $652
Kansas 41 $630
Montana 32 $604
Hawaii 13 30 $1,107
Nebraska 30 $575
Vermont 28 $921
Delaware 11 $282
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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