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ZETIA

EZETIMIBE

Zetia is a cholesterol-lowering medicine. It prevents cholesterol absorption in your intestines, lowers the amount of cholesterol stored in your liver, and helps your body process cholesterol. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 89 of 3362

$1.03B
Retail Cost

Rank: 19 of 3362

687,312
Patients

Rank: 119 of 3362

179,670
Prescribers

Rank: 130 of 3362

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41%

of people say

it's worth it

33%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 61,291 316,283 $88.7M
Pennsylvania 44,180 245,081 $69.5M
New York 47,949 244,744 $74M
Florida 52,663 239,644 $72.8M
Texas 49,218 234,276 $69.7M
Ohio 31,344 157,380 $47.2M
Illinois 27,569 143,963 $42.9M
North Carolina 24,470 138,181 $35.6M
Georgia 21,883 120,167 $30.9M
Michigan 27,019 113,132 $41.5M
New Jersey 24,468 111,719 $38.2M
Tennessee 16,681 88,597 $23.8M
Virginia 16,791 86,612 $24.7M
Kentucky 15,022 83,987 $22.1M
Indiana 16,513 82,014 $24.9M
Missouri 14,214 81,427 $20.9M
Alabama 14,636 75,725 $21M
Louisiana 12,124 73,514 $17.4M
South Carolina 13,351 71,911 $19.3M
Wisconsin 12,171 60,743 $19.1M
Massachusetts 10,137 53,522 $15.6M
Arizona 12,010 52,642 $17.2M
Connecticut 10,169 49,435 $16.1M
Mississippi 7,986 48,425 $11.2M
Iowa 7,638 47,255 $12M
West Virginia 8,247 45,554 $12.6M
Oklahoma 7,694 39,904 $11.7M
Minnesota 8,379 38,724 $13.4M
Maryland 8,900 37,138 $13.4M
Arkansas 5,822 36,304 $8.36M
Kansas 6,167 35,114 $9.06M
Washington 7,224 34,986 $10.6M
Colorado 6,111 28,424 $8.81M
Oregon 4,644 22,708 $6.8M
Nebraska 3,601 22,377 $5.67M
Nevada 4,026 17,184 $5.5M
Rhode Island 2,217 13,371 $3.27M
Delaware 3,080 12,066 $4.92M
Maine 2,668 11,792 $4.08M
Utah 2,462 11,470 $3.4M
New Mexico 2,483 11,234 $3.5M
North Dakota 1,824 10,097 $2.87M
South Dakota 1,632 9,438 $2.5M
New Hampshire 1,907 9,129 $2.83M
Hawaii 1,843 8,666 $2.74M
Idaho 1,634 7,985 $2.29M
Montana 1,254 6,988 $1.93M
Vermont 966 4,729 $1.54M
District of Columbia 949 4,584 $1.28M
Alaska 511 3,776 $745K
Wyoming 713 3,494 $1.02M
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 ZETIA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,348

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JUDITH DECKERT A.R.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,123

DAVENPORT

Iowa

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,115

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled965

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

DON LEE M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled938

GLENDALE

California

MARY HONKANEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled929

MOBILE

Alabama

MICHAEL BAZEL MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled907

BELL

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled865

GLENDALE

California

GORDON MITCHELL MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled853

BRYAN

Texas

LAWRENCE O'CONNOR M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled850

GLENDALE

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled819

LOS ANGELES

California

JON LELEUX MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled817

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

ANAHIT BLIKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled786

LOS ANGELES

California

LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled778

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

FANIA SAMUELS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled775

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ANNA MILSTEIN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled772

LOS ANGELES

California

ARTOON ARAKEL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled770

GLENDALE

California

FRANK MCGREW MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled768

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

WILLIAM MEANS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled759

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled758

GLENDALE

California

MATIN SHARAFATKHAH M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled728

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled720

MODESTO

California

DANIEL WISE MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled703

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled699

LOS ANGELES

California

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled698

FORT WORTH

Texas