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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 2015

18.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1090 of 3395

$613K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1849 of 3395

4,640
Patients

Rank: 1161 of 3395

3,359
Prescribers

Rank: 1179 of 3395

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75%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Illinois 570 2,218 $98.4K
Pennsylvania 439 1,605 $49.3K
Massachusetts 331 1,581 $46.1K
Florida 422 1,422 $50.5K
New York 323 1,326 $38K
North Carolina 207 1,008 $29.5K
Texas 274 1,007 $34.2K
Michigan 270 961 $29K
New Jersey 200 805 $23.9K
Ohio 131 664 $17.4K
Connecticut 176 624 $19.8K
South Carolina 136 600 $22.9K
California 163 573 $17.2K
Indiana 109 512 $13.8K
Georgia 97 460 $11.8K
Virginia 98 434 $11.5K
Louisiana 102 376 $16.1K
Alabama 59 340 $6,801
Rhode Island 56 302 $7,671
Tennessee 68 281 $8,336
Maryland 73 236 $9,296
Arizona 52 212 $6,848
Missouri 30 136 $5,835
Kentucky 27 130 $4,197
West Virginia 35 125 $4,900
Oregon 46 118 $3,074
Utah 17 73 $2,161
Maine 15 72 $2,227
Washington 15 58 $1,613
Colorado 13 57 $1,894
Nevada 12 53 $1,622
Wisconsin 14 52 $1,902
New Mexico 13 51 $1,707
New Hampshire 12 44 $898
Oklahoma 12 43 $1,414
Arkansas 42 $1,442
District of Columbia 33 $772
Minnesota 31 $1,261
South Dakota 26 $1,008
Mississippi 23 $401
Delaware 23 $1,097
Vermont 23 $1,202
Iowa 22 $474
Kansas 21 $332
Hawaii 19 $1,185
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 UNITHROID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDWARD PALOYAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled1,039

WESTMONT

Illinois

REGINA WALKER MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled412

WESTERN SPRINGS

Illinois

SHELDON STOFFER MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled396

TROY

Michigan

JEFFREY LIEBLICH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled232

HIGHLAND PARK

Illinois

TIMOTHY GRAY MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled152

NORTH CHARLESTON

South Carolina

ELIHU GOREN MD PHD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled118

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

JAMES CAMPAGNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled92

ELIZABETH

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL KAPLAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled90

W. BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

KENNETH BLANCHARD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled85

NEWTON

Massachusetts

VIJAY BAHL MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled76

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ROBERT LANG MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled71

MADISON

Connecticut

MADELYN WIEGAND MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled66

SLIDELL

Louisiana

NICHOLAS CASSIS M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled59

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

FRANCISCO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled59

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT COVETT D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

BROCKTON

Massachusetts

ELISABETH BERGMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled54

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

ANNIE THOMAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled54

THE WOODLANDS

Texas

JEFFREY KORFF M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled52

NORTHAMPTON

Massachusetts

PETER YOUNG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PHOENIX

Arizona

SWARNA VARMA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

BRIDGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

RIDHA AREM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID KLEINMAN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

TOMS RIVER

New Jersey