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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravachol (pravastatin) is cholesterol-lowering medicine called a statin. It lowers the amount of cholesterol your body makes, which helps lower "bad" cholesterol (LDL) and raise "good" cholesterol (HDL). Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug pravastatin

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

14.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 22 of 3393

$359M
Retail Cost

Rank: 91 of 3393

3,039,580
Patients

Rank: 28 of 3393

316,287
Prescribers

Rank: 58 of 3393

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54%

of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

12M

2012

14M

2013

14.7M

2014

14.5M

2015

14.3M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$181M

2012

$271M

2013

$449M

2014

$424M

2015

$357M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$74

2012

$94

2013

$148

2014

$140

2015

$118

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 241,850 1,045,368 $27.1M
Florida 244,441 997,620 $28.3M
California 202,008 901,422 $24.4M
Pennsylvania 142,127 724,404 $15.8M
New York 147,532 691,503 $17.3M
North Carolina 132,778 667,988 $14.8M
Ohio 138,275 648,339 $16.4M
Georgia 119,452 614,481 $13.5M
Illinois 108,393 489,017 $12.4M
Michigan 106,682 437,894 $11.5M
South Carolina 85,620 426,084 $10.1M
Tennessee 88,070 408,366 $10.5M
Louisiana 73,406 387,704 $9.12M
Indiana 81,382 372,409 $9.47M
Virginia 78,570 370,056 $8.94M
Alabama 80,301 367,181 $8.89M
Kentucky 67,001 355,849 $7.45M
Missouri 68,400 350,461 $7.51M
Massachusetts 67,250 322,795 $7.62M
New Jersey 72,472 307,832 $8.37M
Mississippi 48,625 272,369 $5.35M
Arkansas 43,957 247,714 $4.88M
Wisconsin 57,804 247,289 $7.31M
Arizona 60,365 245,544 $7.2M
Maryland 57,865 234,897 $6.77M
Washington 46,378 194,962 $5.32M
Oklahoma 39,886 179,240 $4.75M
Minnesota 39,981 164,091 $4.95M
Oregon 35,268 151,699 $4.29M
Connecticut 33,516 148,249 $3.76M
Iowa 29,019 139,165 $3.51M
West Virginia 27,224 137,126 $3.01M
Colorado 30,342 122,116 $3.53M
Kansas 23,862 115,933 $2.47M
Nevada 21,571 85,948 $2.26M
Nebraska 15,695 82,591 $1.87M
Rhode Island 12,920 70,345 $1.58M
Utah 15,277 59,694 $1.78M
Delaware 13,060 49,853 $1.51M
New Hampshire 11,474 49,129 $1.39M
Hawaii 11,212 47,479 $1.6M
New Mexico 11,611 47,464 $1.28M
Idaho 11,182 46,346 $1.47M
Maine 10,979 42,735 $1.45M
South Dakota 5,864 27,939 $679K
Montana 6,091 26,220 $654K
North Dakota 5,252 24,171 $613K
Vermont 4,297 17,198 $534K
District of Columbia 3,800 15,517 $384K
Wyoming 3,350 14,146 $380K
Alaska 1,988 9,232 $234K
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 PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,186

TUCKER

Georgia

JON LELEUX MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled2,111

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SATHISHCHANDRA RAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,953

LOGAN

West Virginia

AMADO VIERA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,936

HIALEAH

Florida

MARIO SANTAELLA MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,890

SABANA GRANDE

Puerto Rico

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,761

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROBERT GREER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,675

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

GREGORY HOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,631

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled1,612

ALICE

Texas

JOSE LOZANO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,608

FALFURRIAS

Texas

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,583

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,541

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ROBERT HENDRICKSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,517

BRODHEAD

Kentucky

PETER ALLOTEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,488

MACON

Georgia

JOHN HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,482

COMMERCE

Georgia

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,480

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,472

JACKSON

Mississippi

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,462

SMYRNA

Georgia

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,443

ROYSTON

Georgia

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,439

MCALLEN

Texas

DARRELL SOLET M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,408

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,386

BRANDON

Mississippi

ROBERTO COWLEY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled1,384

DORAL

Florida

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,383

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,365

CORDELE

Georgia