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PREDNISOLONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE

PREDNISOLONE SOD PHOSPHATE

Prednisolone is an intermediate-acting synthetic corticosteroid. Researchers are not sure exactly sure how it decreases inflammation, but it seems to block the proteins that trigger inflammation. It also seems to affect the hormones used in balance our water and break carbohydrates down. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Prednisolone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

23.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1019 of 3362

$871K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1372 of 3362

16,169
Patients

Rank: 802 of 3362

10,516
Prescribers

Rank: 801 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

19.5K

2011

18.7K

2012

21.9K

2013

23.6K

2014

26.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$663K

2011

$632K

2012

$828K

2013

$870K

2014

$982K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$13

2012

$13

2013

$15

2014

$17

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
Florida 1,287 1,784 $59.8K
California 1,120 1,620 $76.2K
Texas 1,071 1,449 $41.1K
Louisiana 725 1,072 $42.5K
New York 696 1,060 $40.7K
Ohio 552 846 $36.5K
Virginia 427 841 $36K
Pennsylvania 536 838 $33.6K
North Carolina 539 774 $26.6K
Illinois 446 742 $31.4K
Michigan 416 721 $32.5K
Georgia 518 686 $20.8K
Indiana 425 622 $24.7K
Tennessee 367 533 $17.3K
Missouri 292 510 $16K
Kentucky 332 508 $23.7K
Wisconsin 273 478 $23.4K
Alabama 290 429 $14.7K
New Jersey 270 428 $14.4K
Arizona 276 424 $16.7K
Massachusetts 257 376 $12.6K
Minnesota 206 345 $12K
Maryland 195 330 $13.9K
South Carolina 229 303 $6,848
Washington 189 294 $13.8K
Iowa 168 267 $9,204
Mississippi 151 211 $7,270
Oregon 146 207 $9,381
Kansas 117 179 $7,267
Connecticut 115 176 $6,945
Oklahoma 123 176 $7,542
Arkansas 126 168 $7,276
Colorado 103 154 $5,779
Nevada 130 149 $5,216
West Virginia 92 136 $7,090
Rhode Island 103 134 $5,688
Nebraska 66 118 $8,657
Utah 81 113 $4,331
South Dakota 53 92 $4,273
Montana 38 90 $3,997
Idaho 61 80 $3,557
Delaware 46 75 $2,898
New Mexico 58 74 $2,453
Hawaii 45 64 $2,148
Maine 31 60 $2,024
New Hampshire 27 55 $1,305
North Dakota 28 41 $2,786
Vermont 20 32 $2,105
District of Columbia 21 29 $948
Alaska 17 $270
Wyoming 12 16 $740
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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