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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
MARIA FAKADEJ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,017

CLAYTON

North Carolina

MICHAEL EDEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,006

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ADEEB AHMED MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,005

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

DAVID JOHNSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

SEARCY

Arkansas

CHARLES ELLIOTT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

RIPLEY

Mississippi

SEA CHUNG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,000

FLUSHING

New York

ROGER ESPINOSA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled997

MENTOR

Ohio

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled997

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOSE FERNANDEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled993

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

DONALD CONERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled991

PETAL

Mississippi

DAVID PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled990

SEMMES

Alabama

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled985

LIMA

Ohio

ROBERT RAMIREZ M.D,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled983

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOHN ODOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled981

MULLINS

South Carolina

OSCAR CHIEN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled980

SAN GABRIEL

California

UGOCHUKWU OKEREKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled979

SUMTER

South Carolina

SHERRELL ROBERTS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled977

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

DAVID EVANS M. D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled977

SEARCY

Arkansas

ALI MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled974

DETROIT

Michigan

MARK COPPESS MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Claims Filled974

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled966

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

CURTIS PHILLIPS D.O.

Surgery

Claims Filled965

VINITA

Oklahoma

RENALDAS SMIDTAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled960

JASPER

Florida

ROBERT KAUFMANN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled956

ATLANTA

Georgia

TARA MATNEY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled954

GRUNDY

Virginia