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SYMBICORT

BUDESONIDE/FORMOTEROL FUMARATE

Symbicort (budesonide / formoterol) is a combination of two medicines. Budesonide is a corticosteroid that lowers inflammation in your lungs. Formoterol is a long-acting bronchodilator that helps open up your airway and prevent breathing problems. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

4.14M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 86 of 3393

$1.43B
Retail Cost

Rank: 17 of 3393

1,012,305
Patients

Rank: 94 of 3393

238,729
Prescribers

Rank: 91 of 3393

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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

1.98M

2012

2.46M

2013

3.15M

2014

3.69M

2015

4.14M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$500M

2012

$684M

2013

$942M

2014

$1.2B

2015

$1.43B

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$955

2012

$1,042

2013

$1,140

2014

$1,271

2015

$1,414

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 81,681 344,923 $116M
Florida 85,107 326,954 $115M
California 66,608 260,335 $87.5M
Texas 74,397 258,588 $92.5M
Illinois 48,053 200,237 $69.3M
Ohio 49,867 200,191 $71.5M
Pennsylvania 46,969 199,221 $67.1M
Michigan 44,121 171,835 $63.8M
North Carolina 40,217 170,545 $56.6M
Georgia 30,327 122,929 $40.7M
Tennessee 31,078 120,884 $42M
Missouri 27,528 119,244 $39.8M
Kentucky 27,533 111,627 $37.5M
Massachusetts 23,244 99,312 $34.7M
Indiana 23,418 92,878 $33.8M
New Jersey 23,278 88,479 $31.4M
Virginia 21,473 86,638 $30.1M
South Carolina 20,681 82,163 $28.4M
Wisconsin 17,663 74,809 $25.9M
Alabama 17,472 67,359 $23.2M
Arizona 15,391 55,072 $20.1M
Washington 12,850 52,822 $17.9M
Connecticut 12,617 49,587 $17.6M
Maryland 13,929 49,562 $18.8M
Louisiana 12,741 49,509 $16.7M
Oklahoma 12,324 49,318 $16.9M
West Virginia 11,944 48,687 $16.2M
Minnesota 11,374 47,409 $16.9M
Mississippi 12,108 47,207 $15.3M
Arkansas 10,872 46,442 $15.1M
Colorado 11,092 45,061 $16.4M
Iowa 9,677 43,599 $14.1M
Oregon 9,589 37,960 $12.6M
Kansas 8,454 34,889 $11.8M
Nebraska 7,243 30,669 $10.1M
Nevada 7,673 28,850 $10.3M
Maine 6,074 24,491 $8.94M
New Mexico 6,063 24,321 $8.41M
Idaho 4,365 18,170 $6.12M
Utah 5,176 18,083 $6.44M
New Hampshire 4,441 17,851 $6.56M
Rhode Island 3,983 17,668 $5.67M
Montana 2,971 12,330 $4.23M
North Dakota 2,564 11,698 $3.84M
Delaware 3,439 11,664 $4.87M
Hawaii 2,944 10,414 $3.74M
Vermont 2,301 9,512 $3.44M
South Dakota 2,248 9,473 $3.21M
Wyoming 1,345 5,681 $1.93M
District of Columbia 1,417 4,998 $1.67M
Alaska 1,005 3,688 $1.31M
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 Filled7,807

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,171

HIALEAH

Florida

BORIS SAGALOVICH MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,598

BROOKLYN

New York

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,419

SAN DIEGO

California

ERNESTO MEJIA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,408

MORRISTOWN

Tennessee

JUAN ACEVEDO-CRESPO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,157

CORAL GABLES

Florida

KENNETH SHA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,115

FLUSHING

New York

MARIO MAGCALAS MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,081

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ANDRES REDONDO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,076

MIAMI

Florida

MOHAMMAD-ALI EL-HARAKEH MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled1,046

PRESCOTT

Arizona

VISHNU PATEL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,007

PRINCETON

West Virginia

PAMELA DOLOSZYCKI APN

Nurse Practitioner, Pediatrics

Claims Filled924

PEORIA

Illinois

MICHAEL WERT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled876

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

NADINE POTEMPA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled874

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

SAMUEL AMILL-ACOSTA M.D., FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled846

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RICHARD HUGHES M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled837

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

OLUSEGUN OSENI MD, FCCP

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled833

WEATHERFORD

Texas

ZULFIQAR AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled801

GLENDALE

California

GEORGE BENSCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled800

STOCKTON

California

WILLY CHUA MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled764

MIAMI

Florida

NAVIN JAIN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled763

TOLEDO

Ohio

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled761

HAYTI

Missouri

STEVEN KRAKER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled753

HOLLAND

Michigan

BABYSAROJAH RAVINDRAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled751

SHALLOTTE

North Carolina

HAVAL SAADLLA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled729

CHILLICOTHE

Ohio