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VALTREX

VALACYCLOVIR HCL

Valtrex (Valacyclovir) 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

9,884
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1272 of 3362

$4.06M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1057 of 3362

2,886
Patients

Rank: 1268 of 3362

3,122
Prescribers

Rank: 1186 of 3362

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Alternatives:

Zovirax Famvir Foscavir

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

26.2K

2011

12.9K

2012

10.2K

2013

9,884

2014

8,709

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.25M

2011

$4.39M

2012

$3.93M

2013

$4.06M

2014

$4.65M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$150

2011

$204

2012

$213

2013

$222

2014

$262

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
New York 425 1,472 $545K
California 372 1,167 $495K
Florida 236 783 $324K
Texas 215 646 $254K
New Jersey 178 557 $243K
Pennsylvania 139 446 $165K
Georgia 99 343 $118K
North Carolina 89 325 $162K
Ohio 90 305 $113K
Michigan 75 277 $164K
Connecticut 64 276 $124K
Virginia 57 255 $89.9K
Illinois 65 212 $73.2K
Massachusetts 61 199 $95.7K
Indiana 45 197 $68.6K
Wisconsin 39 169 $61K
Minnesota 36 168 $64.4K
Missouri 58 161 $50.1K
Maryland 53 149 $63.4K
Colorado 37 128 $55K
Tennessee 35 125 $64.2K
South Carolina 34 115 $48K
Washington 34 107 $51.1K
Arizona 39 107 $50K
Oregon 26 91 $49.3K
Iowa 17 79 $21.5K
Maine 16 77 $28.8K
Alabama 25 74 $34.7K
District of Columbia 18 69 $33.4K
New Hampshire 16 68 $29.9K
Kansas 15 62 $14.4K
Nevada 23 57 $36.1K
Kentucky 18 55 $20.7K
Arkansas 12 55 $21.3K
West Virginia 11 51 $20.2K
Oklahoma 11 44 $40.6K
Louisiana 16 41 $20.2K
Idaho 11 40 $12.7K
New Mexico 11 38 $23K
Delaware 13 33 $18.2K
Vermont 29 $12K
Utah 28 $10.2K
Mississippi 12 27 $6,804
South Dakota 24 $9,095
Rhode Island 23 $8,341
Montana 20 $4,772
Hawaii 17 $11.2K
Alaska 17 $8,823
Wyoming 11 $4,341
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 VALTREX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICIA GARTON APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled81

NORWALK

Connecticut