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ACYCLOVIR

Zovirax (Acyclovir) is an antiviral medication that stops viruses from growing. It shortens the amount of time infections like shingles, chickenpox, and herpes will last. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.53M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 179 of 3362

$76.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 298 of 3362

617,002
Patients

Rank: 129 of 3362

255,061
Prescribers

Rank: 74 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 98,849 231,487 $8.67M
Florida 53,975 131,931 $8.34M
Texas 39,394 86,976 $4.18M
New York 28,571 73,093 $11M
Ohio 22,494 55,451 $2.6M
Michigan 22,737 53,214 $3.16M
Washington 17,558 46,762 $1.23M
North Carolina 16,539 43,775 $1.74M
Georgia 17,135 43,037 $1.91M
Arizona 17,725 42,775 $1.29M
Tennessee 17,508 41,485 $1.63M
Pennsylvania 16,569 41,238 $2.74M
Illinois 16,859 41,015 $2.17M
Missouri 14,969 40,587 $1.41M
Indiana 14,806 34,913 $1.3M
Oregon 12,738 34,544 $891K
Massachusetts 10,857 31,680 $1.56M
Colorado 12,313 31,354 $889K
Virginia 11,470 28,290 $1.11M
Wisconsin 8,888 25,349 $772K
Kentucky 11,295 24,258 $1.13M
Alabama 10,295 24,198 $1.28M
South Carolina 9,288 22,656 $835K
Minnesota 8,912 22,306 $848K
Oklahoma 8,990 20,430 $728K
New Jersey 9,057 20,137 $2.51M
Arkansas 7,770 19,629 $659K
Louisiana 8,074 18,974 $920K
Kansas 7,315 18,768 $477K
Nevada 6,617 15,587 $615K
Iowa 5,667 15,079 $482K
Maryland 6,303 14,889 $942K
Mississippi 6,139 13,464 $537K
New Mexico 5,881 13,227 $564K
Connecticut 3,898 10,185 $679K
Utah 4,093 9,582 $345K
West Virginia 3,693 8,524 $416K
Idaho 3,492 8,428 $259K
Nebraska 2,900 7,741 $254K
Maine 2,298 6,206 $255K
New Hampshire 1,912 5,493 $200K
Montana 2,143 5,371 $159K
Hawaii 2,480 5,353 $337K
Rhode Island 1,710 4,639 $243K
Delaware 1,372 3,601 $194K
South Dakota 1,273 3,349 $111K
Vermont 1,062 2,816 $94.8K
North Dakota 1,072 2,599 $69.2K
District of Columbia 981 2,572 $119K
Wyoming 849 1,940 $54.8K
Alaska 537 1,497 $60.1K
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 ACYCLOVIR

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER DEL ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

PALM SPRINGS

California

MICHAEL CUENCA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

OAKLAND PARK

Florida

IAN MCNICHOLL PHARM.D., BCPS

Pharmacist, Pharmacotherapy

Claims Filled210

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARK FESEN MD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled207

GREAT BEND

Kansas

RICHARD GUYER PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled206

ZEPHYRHILLS

Florida

AJAY NOOKA M.D., M.P.H.,F.A.C.P

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled205

ATLANTA

Georgia

BRUCE SUZUKI M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled203

BROOKLINE

Massachusetts

LUCIANO COSTA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled199

CHARLESTON

South Carolina

FRANK BEARDELL MD

Hematology

Claims Filled199

NEWARK

Delaware

MICHAEL DUNN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled197

TAMPA

Florida

NANCY GIALLOMBARDO N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled196

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MICHELLE DAVEY DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

GUERNEVILLE

California

SUSAN COFFEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JERRY CADE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

VICTOR MOORE PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled192

PALM SPRINGS

California

LARRY ANDERSON M.D. PHD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled191

SEATTLE

Washington

ROBERT SLEASE MD

Hematology

Claims Filled189

NEWARK

Delaware

MARY MURPHY M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled188

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MARC LARIVIERE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled188

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN FREEMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled187

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KEVIN CHAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled187

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

PETER SHALIT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled186

SEATTLE

Washington

SHUBHA KERKAR MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled186

PALM SPRINGS

California

EHAB ATALLAH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled186

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

DAVID HARRIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled186

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee