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LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 232 of 3395

$24.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 646 of 3395

301,259
Patients

Rank: 235 of 3395

88,281
Prescribers

Rank: 280 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

166K

2011

393K

2012

662K

2013

814K

2014

1.03M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$13M

2011

$16.5M

2012

$21.8M

2013

$26.2M

2014

$24.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$48

2011

$37

2012

$35

2013

$41

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 36,165 106,346 $2.67M
California 26,909 87,594 $2.07M
Florida 22,694 71,972 $1.83M
New York 22,141 68,979 $1.62M
New Jersey 21,734 67,875 $1.61M
Pennsylvania 14,039 57,564 $1.4M
Alabama 18,761 55,709 $1.02M
Louisiana 13,431 47,322 $820K
Kentucky 9,924 42,879 $844K
North Carolina 9,847 39,391 $898K
Tennessee 10,146 33,725 $703K
Georgia 8,601 28,994 $651K
Ohio 7,056 28,300 $786K
Illinois 7,078 26,139 $630K
Virginia 6,973 24,807 $571K
Michigan 4,799 16,988 $467K
South Carolina 4,380 16,470 $374K
Indiana 4,179 15,556 $435K
Maryland 4,814 15,402 $441K
Missouri 3,683 15,396 $335K
Mississippi 4,273 13,910 $270K
Connecticut 3,024 10,507 $279K
Arizona 3,166 10,341 $300K
Oklahoma 2,714 9,599 $297K
West Virginia 2,176 9,121 $192K
Washington 2,296 8,486 $221K
Wisconsin 1,770 6,934 $183K
Arkansas 1,620 6,533 $141K
Hawaii 2,091 5,757 $133K
Colorado 1,418 5,474 $167K
Minnesota 1,421 5,445 $144K
Kansas 1,156 4,866 $119K
Oregon 1,102 4,474 $107K
Massachusetts 1,100 3,912 $175K
Iowa 813 3,819 $97.3K
Delaware 1,257 3,699 $125K
Nevada 1,112 3,562 $94.4K
Nebraska 790 3,259 $75.7K
New Mexico 758 2,467 $65.8K
Montana 372 2,021 $46.1K
Utah 420 1,831 $41K
Rhode Island 347 1,466 $40.4K
New Hampshire 374 1,462 $43.2K
Idaho 369 1,392 $31.8K
District of Columbia 403 1,367 $35.8K
Maine 312 1,183 $43.2K
Alaska 235 1,075 $20.7K
Wyoming 219 882 $23.3K
South Dakota 209 794 $18.1K
Vermont 136 471 $15.9K
North Dakota 107 391 $6,955
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 LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,600

ROSEMEAD

California

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,159

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

JOSE ACEVEDO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,110

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES LOWE MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled1,083

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

EDUARDO ALVAREZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,081

VILLE PLATTE

Louisiana

ARA MAKDESSIAN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled1,046

WINCHESTER

Kentucky

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled996

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled956

LOS ANGELES

California

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled933

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MINH DAO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled905

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CHANDRAVADAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled899

TAMPA

Florida

AJITKUMAR KEMKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled851

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MOHAMMAD CHAUDHRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled794

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JULIO PARDAVE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled784

HIALEAH

Florida

TIMOTHY DECKER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled751

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

E WALKER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled746

FLORENCE

Alabama

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled744

SAN GABRIEL

California

GIRISH PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

NEW YORK

New York

HOWARD LANDSMAN D.O.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled730

BRICK

New Jersey

DANNY DOUGLAS MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled724

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MINH DANG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled711

GARDEN GROVE

California

NGHIA NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled704

HOUSTON

Texas

RAYMOND BISHOP MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled652

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ANTHONY TUCKER MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled643

PALM COAST

Florida

JENNIFER BAIK M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled639

LOS ANGELES

California