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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Synthroid (levothyroxine) is a synthetic version of the T4 thyroid hormone made by your thyroid gland. Thyroid hormones regulate metabolism, body temperature, heart rate, and other vitally important functions. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Synthroid

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

41M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2 of 3393

$807M
Retail Cost

Rank: 34 of 3393

7,025,520
Patients

Rank: 5 of 3393

436,975
Prescribers

Rank: 21 of 3393

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

30.1M

2012

35.2M

2013

37.7M

2014

39.4M

2015

39.2M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$286M

2012

$396M

2013

$632M

2014

$778M

2015

$767M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$58

2012

$69

2013

$101

2014

$117

2015

$110

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 711,979 3,744,776 $84.9M
Florida 552,777 2,797,184 $61.9M
Texas 506,729 2,703,566 $51.6M
New York 394,089 2,337,460 $47.8M
Pennsylvania 346,595 2,234,722 $39.3M
Ohio 310,489 1,790,063 $33.1M
Illinois 254,028 1,453,851 $28.9M
North Carolina 227,713 1,388,702 $25.6M
Michigan 264,198 1,308,063 $27.6M
Georgia 190,228 1,191,554 $19.4M
Tennessee 186,026 1,117,903 $20.5M
Missouri 163,458 1,055,251 $17.2M
Indiana 171,021 960,840 $18.3M
Kentucky 135,167 897,853 $14.2M
Massachusetts 149,281 897,482 $18.1M
New Jersey 163,247 878,496 $18.7M
Arizona 177,635 867,137 $17.3M
Virginia 143,990 822,739 $15.9M
Wisconsin 134,043 728,836 $16.1M
Washington 140,598 725,561 $15.3M
Alabama 121,560 692,752 $14M
Louisiana 103,510 675,506 $12M
Minnesota 123,802 671,606 $15.8M
South Carolina 116,769 669,055 $12.7M
Colorado 129,970 653,662 $13.3M
Iowa 92,925 576,079 $10.5M
Oregon 108,624 571,215 $11.9M
Arkansas 74,811 509,459 $7.82M
Oklahoma 91,279 501,858 $9.8M
Kansas 78,190 489,167 $7.84M
Maryland 90,413 435,253 $10.1M
Connecticut 79,641 433,400 $8.83M
Mississippi 58,117 389,944 $6.09M
West Virginia 60,983 384,841 $6.58M
Nebraska 50,661 339,179 $5.58M
New Mexico 57,831 291,016 $5.85M
Nevada 57,271 279,160 $5.59M
Utah 55,839 274,731 $5.69M
Idaho 45,730 233,315 $4.86M
Maine 42,378 215,764 $4.85M
New Hampshire 30,505 165,170 $3.24M
Rhode Island 24,068 159,545 $2.98M
Montana 28,651 156,640 $3.2M
South Dakota 25,459 156,342 $2.98M
North Dakota 19,741 126,340 $2.61M
Delaware 22,206 99,604 $2.42M
Hawaii 19,475 91,041 $2.28M
Wyoming 14,877 80,479 $1.53M
Vermont 14,664 71,916 $1.76M
District of Columbia 7,400 34,466 $704K
Alaska 4,826 26,948 $472K
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 LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,786

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,600

TUCKER

Georgia

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled5,633

COLUMBIA

Missouri

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,559

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled5,435

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled5,108

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,990

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,813

DUBLIN

Georgia

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled4,688

CULLMAN

Alabama

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,316

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,310

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,066

MONTICELLO

Georgia

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,062

OSAWATOMIE

Kansas

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,052

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled3,977

WESTLAND

Michigan

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,912

ROYSTON

Georgia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,729

WESTON

Massachusetts

PIYUSH PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,552

COLUMBUS

Georgia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,546

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,370

LORAIN

Ohio

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,249

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,203

DALLAS

Texas

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,158

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

VANESSA STURGILL FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,130

WOODLAWN

Virginia

CONSTANCE ANDERSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,107

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia