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DOXERCALCIFEROL

Hectorol (Doxercalciferol) is a synthetic form of Vitamin D2. It raises Vitamin D levels in your blood, which calms down overactive parathyroid glands. (Too much parathyroid hormone weakens your bones.) This issue is common in people with kidney disease because unhealthy kidneys can't convert Vitamin D to its active form. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Hectorol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

11.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1230 of 3362

$10M
Retail Cost

Rank: 819 of 3362

2,844
Patients

Rank: 1272 of 3362

2,247
Prescribers

Rank: 1301 of 3362

More info on related drug Hectorol »

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

30%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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2011

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2012

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2013

11.5K

2014

15K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$10M

2014

$12.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$201

2014

$253

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
California 382 1,606 $1.48M
New Jersey 305 1,071 $1.05M
New York 271 998 $945K
Florida 206 778 $625K
Georgia 182 746 $605K
Texas 183 669 $637K
Michigan 165 626 $589K
Pennsylvania 136 610 $505K
Ohio 129 519 $427K
Massachusetts 88 436 $316K
North Carolina 69 268 $210K
Illinois 70 259 $228K
Wisconsin 49 241 $251K
Louisiana 52 218 $177K
Indiana 55 202 $165K
Tennessee 50 198 $169K
South Carolina 38 192 $150K
Oregon 31 189 $100K
Washington 40 166 $152K
Virginia 43 159 $150K
Arizona 36 126 $119K
Missouri 20 118 $68.1K
Connecticut 22 115 $75.6K
West Virginia 29 107 $93.9K
Kentucky 21 93 $82.7K
Maryland 24 77 $97.3K
Iowa 19 62 $41.1K
Nevada 20 55 $57.3K
Arkansas 12 54 $30.5K
New Hampshire 11 54 $24.7K
Alabama 53 $38.7K
Mississippi 11 51 $36.3K
Colorado 14 46 $52.7K
Kansas 45 $22K
Oklahoma 16 45 $50.6K
Minnesota 13 39 $34.2K
New Mexico 26 $19K
Hawaii 25 $29.3K
South Dakota 23 $15.6K
Montana 20 $17.5K
North Dakota 18 $23K
Idaho 16 $18.1K
Nebraska 12 $6,111
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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