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PULMICORT

BUDESONIDE

Pulmicort (Budesonide) is an inhaled corticosteroid. It reduces inflammation in the inside lining in your airways by blocking the proteins that trigger inflammation. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,948
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1438 of 3395

$5.08M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1142 of 3395

1,740
Patients

Rank: 1518 of 3395

1,559
Prescribers

Rank: 1494 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

67%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

16.9K

2011

9,230

2012

8,749

2013

9,381

2014

6,948

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.15M

2011

$5.74M

2012

$6.81M

2013

$7.41M

2014

$5.08M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$219

2011

$360

2012

$277

2013

$275

2014

$348

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 142 828 $569K
New York 175 598 $478K
Connecticut 91 431 $326K
California 116 375 $190K
Ohio 77 357 $261K
Florida 108 327 $242K
Minnesota 65 280 $242K
Kentucky 48 280 $196K
Massachusetts 52 268 $209K
Texas 97 266 $205K
Michigan 62 249 $172K
North Carolina 58 247 $187K
New Jersey 67 235 $183K
Iowa 32 167 $100K
Virginia 35 162 $119K
Indiana 48 147 $113K
Tennessee 51 143 $90K
Maryland 24 136 $104K
Illinois 41 124 $95.9K
Wisconsin 20 118 $79.3K
South Carolina 20 101 $89.2K
Nebraska 16 99 $72.4K
Kansas 16 89 $59.3K
Louisiana 26 87 $64.4K
Georgia 29 79 $52.8K
Oregon 22 73 $45.7K
Arizona 20 62 $63.9K
Mississippi 16 59 $47.9K
Colorado 18 58 $47.8K
New Mexico 13 57 $26.9K
Missouri 23 54 $43.9K
New Hampshire 14 53 $41.5K
Maine 37 $36.7K
Washington 14 36 $22.3K
Alabama 14 33 $25.8K
South Dakota 32 $19.6K
Idaho 31 $22.2K
Vermont 29 $19K
Utah 27 $16K
Oklahoma 12 26 $19K
North Dakota 24 $22.8K
Delaware 21 $31.7K
Nevada 14 $7,814
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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