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METHOTREXATE SODIUM

METHOTREXATE SODIUM/PF

Otrexup (Methotrexate) is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Methotrexate

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

33.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 925 of 3362

$520K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1440 of 3362

11,965
Patients

Rank: 882 of 3362

5,124
Prescribers

Rank: 1032 of 3362

More info on related drug Methotrexate »

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it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

17%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.1K

2011

6,209

2012

20.7K

2013

33.9K

2014

45.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$353K

2011

$95.4K

2012

$317K

2013

$520K

2014

$660K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$19

2011

$13

2012

$18

2013

$27

2014

$29

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 1,193 2,883 $42K
Texas 1,135 2,841 $40.5K
California 677 2,050 $34.5K
Pennsylvania 456 1,426 $22.5K
New York 452 1,380 $20.8K
North Carolina 435 1,261 $17.4K
Ohio 397 1,196 $19.8K
Michigan 411 1,168 $19.8K
Illinois 317 1,054 $16.6K
Alabama 416 1,053 $12.4K
Tennessee 403 1,042 $15.3K
Georgia 409 1,020 $14K
Massachusetts 289 918 $15.7K
South Carolina 330 881 $14.2K
Arizona 307 858 $13.5K
Wisconsin 219 783 $12.7K
Missouri 280 769 $11.8K
Louisiana 258 741 $10.3K
Washington 268 738 $13.4K
Indiana 288 727 $11.7K
Oklahoma 235 637 $9,397
New Jersey 252 612 $13.2K
Virginia 227 596 $11.2K
Minnesota 197 593 $9,141
Kentucky 155 470 $7,819
Arkansas 142 453 $6,596
Kansas 121 403 $5,467
Oregon 146 401 $6,245
Colorado 153 359 $6,024
Connecticut 136 357 $6,387
Iowa 105 335 $4,525
Mississippi 126 334 $4,540
New Mexico 92 316 $5,005
Maryland 104 315 $4,709
Utah 87 251 $2,894
Idaho 95 248 $3,795
South Dakota 68 220 $2,502
Nebraska 67 194 $2,902
Maine 61 174 $2,754
North Dakota 54 161 $2,690
Rhode Island 47 157 $2,630
New Hampshire 54 152 $2,685
Montana 47 151 $2,201
West Virginia 49 141 $2,112
Nevada 49 130 $1,851
Delaware 12 34 $556
Alaska 13 33 $638
Vermont 26 $558
Wyoming 21 $323
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 METHOTREXATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled198

EDINBURG

Texas

THOMAS LEAHEY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled111

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

ANTHONY ANDERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled106

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled100

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

ROXABELLA TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled99

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ELIZABETH PERKINS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

HOOVER

Alabama

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled86

TYLER

Texas

JOSE RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled83

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled79

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JAMES LIPSTATE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JOLENE KEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

WYOMING

Michigan

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled72

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled70

DOTHAN

Alabama

HARRIS WEAVER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled68

MIDLAND

Michigan

MATTHEW AXELROD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled66

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

DAVID GREENFIELD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled65

VENICE

Florida

LAMA HASHISH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled64

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RONALD ANGELO RUBIO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

HARRISON

Arkansas

GULZAR MERCHANT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled60

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ERIN ARNOLD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

SKOKIE

Illinois

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled57

TUPELO

Mississippi

LILLIAN WILLIAMS PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled57

EDINBURG

Texas

ALEXANDER TORRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

SEBRING

Florida

JOSETTE JOHNSON M. D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled55

ORO VALLEY

Arizona