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SYMBICORT

BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL FUMARATE

Symbicort (Budesonide / Formoterol) is a combination medicine. Budesonide (a corticosteroid) lowers lung inflammation to control asthma and COPD. Formoterol (a bronchodilator) relaxes muscles in your lungs to open airways and make breathing easier. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3.69M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 92 of 3395

$1.2B
Retail Cost

Rank: 21 of 3395

940,742
Patients

Rank: 98 of 3395

225,943
Prescribers

Rank: 93 of 3395

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

14%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.59M

2011

1.98M

2012

2.46M

2013

3.15M

2014

3.69M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$367M

2011

$500M

2012

$684M

2013

$942M

2014

$1.2B

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$183

2011

$203

2012

$204

2013

$219

2014

$238

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 79,143 301,573 $98M
New York 73,929 295,879 $93.9M
California 65,629 248,349 $78.1M
Texas 66,901 222,645 $74.5M
Ohio 48,628 186,799 $63.4M
Illinois 44,347 176,081 $57M
Pennsylvania 42,077 166,725 $53.3M
North Carolina 38,202 156,220 $48.3M
Michigan 39,779 145,166 $50.7M
Missouri 27,359 113,826 $35.3M
Georgia 27,617 107,661 $33.2M
Tennessee 27,853 104,078 $33.5M
Kentucky 26,222 100,429 $31.8M
Indiana 22,820 84,911 $28.9M
Massachusetts 20,266 84,093 $27.6M
New Jersey 22,513 82,160 $27.4M
Virginia 20,375 77,593 $25.3M
South Carolina 19,926 75,091 $24.4M
Wisconsin 16,693 67,712 $21.9M
Alabama 15,968 58,814 $18.8M
Arizona 15,144 54,593 $18.6M
Louisiana 12,161 46,310 $14.4M
Oklahoma 11,751 45,514 $14.5M
Minnesota 10,683 44,014 $14.6M
Maryland 13,003 43,525 $15.5M
Washington 11,060 43,523 $13.8M
Connecticut 11,387 43,493 $14.4M
Colorado 10,998 43,305 $14.5M
West Virginia 10,908 43,061 $13.5M
Mississippi 11,125 40,878 $12.2M
Arkansas 10,132 40,784 $12.5M
Iowa 8,788 38,426 $11.7M
Kansas 8,577 33,991 $10.7M
Oregon 7,959 30,334 $9.49M
Nevada 7,760 28,633 $9.56M
Nebraska 6,930 28,467 $8.72M
New Mexico 5,777 21,814 $7.07M
Maine 5,439 21,402 $7.39M
New Hampshire 4,237 16,316 $5.67M
Idaho 3,721 14,743 $4.65M
Rhode Island 3,505 14,677 $4.46M
Utah 4,031 13,491 $4.47M
Montana 2,688 10,839 $3.48M
Delaware 3,193 10,820 $4.18M
North Dakota 2,339 10,332 $3.21M
Hawaii 2,771 10,016 $3.36M
South Dakota 2,093 8,785 $2.75M
Vermont 2,192 8,539 $2.92M
Wyoming 1,292 5,281 $1.68M
District of Columbia 1,214 4,088 $1.28M
Alaska 894 2,942 $975K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 SYMBICORT

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE SANCHEZ-MASIQUES MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled4,243

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,894

HIALEAH

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,740

BROOKLYN

New York

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,302

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,273

SAN DIEGO

California

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,104

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,005

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MARIO MAGCALAS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled961

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled949

FLUSHING

New York

JEFFERY MCCARTNEY M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled924

JACKSON

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled907

PRESCOTT

Arizona

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled839

PRINCETON

West Virginia

PAMELA DOLOSZYCKI APN

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics

Claims Filled830

PEORIA

Illinois

ZULFIQAR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled775

GLENDALE

California

NADINE POTEMPA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled736

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled728

HAYTI

Missouri

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled720

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

FRANCIS LEE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled717

BELPRE

Ohio

OLUSEGUN OSENI MD, FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled717

WEATHERFORD

Texas

FATEH AHMED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled697

TOLEDO

Ohio

RICHARD HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled695

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

BABYSAROJAH RAVINDRAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled690

SHALLOTTE

North Carolina

ERIC CATZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled673

LAKELAND

Florida

MICHAEL WERT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled673

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JOSEPH GRIZZANTI DO

Claims Filled653

HAWTHORNE

New Jersey