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OTREXUP

METHOTREXATE/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

1,433
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1935 of 3362

$956K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1524 of 3362

428
Patients

Rank: 1962 of 3362

331
Prescribers

Rank: 2010 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

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2011

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2012

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2013

1,433

2014

3,695

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

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2011

N/A

2012

N/A

2013

$956K

2014

$2.54M

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

$263

2014

$386

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 55 246 $145K
Florida 46 132 $81.7K
New York 31 108 $83.2K
Texas 39 108 $65.4K
New Jersey 26 93 $85K
North Carolina 20 72 $47.8K
Tennessee 53 $18.2K
Pennsylvania 19 53 $33.3K
Alabama 16 49 $32.8K
Ohio 15 41 $26.1K
Connecticut 39 $25.5K
South Carolina 17 39 $30.4K
Massachusetts 13 38 $23.9K
Maryland 35 $23.7K
Wisconsin 32 $23.3K
Michigan 31 $26.9K
Virginia 28 $22.9K
Washington 27 $15.3K
Illinois 12 24 $18.2K
Indiana 22 $12.2K
Louisiana 22 $12.2K
West Virginia 17 $9,842
Georgia 16 $15.4K
Nebraska 16 $10.1K
Missouri 14 $11.3K
Oklahoma 13 $7,474
Kentucky 12 $6,602
Arizona 12 $11.5K
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for OTREXUP

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WAGDY KADES M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled81

LOS ANGELES

California

ORRIN TROUM MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

SANTA MONICA

California