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DEXAMETHASONE

Decadron (Dexamethasone) is a short-acting corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation by preventing your capillaries (small blood vessels) from leaking out excess fluid and chemicals that cause swelling. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

686K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 291 of 3362

$8.59M
Retail Cost

Rank: 856 of 3362

347,225
Patients

Rank: 209 of 3362

105,200
Prescribers

Rank: 237 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,227 51,527 $746K
Florida 22,366 43,922 $609K
New York 20,248 41,774 $521K
Texas 19,601 38,556 $418K
Pennsylvania 16,261 33,342 $394K
Ohio 13,753 27,533 $368K
North Carolina 12,128 23,669 $284K
Illinois 11,124 23,526 $254K
Michigan 11,171 22,655 $276K
Georgia 10,858 21,526 $250K
Tennessee 9,416 18,399 $226K
New Jersey 8,098 15,865 $198K
Virginia 7,467 14,949 $204K
Missouri 7,329 14,481 $165K
Massachusetts 7,080 14,035 $220K
Indiana 6,733 13,459 $156K
Wisconsin 6,049 12,939 $135K
Alabama 7,215 12,780 $119K
Minnesota 5,757 12,764 $153K
Washington 6,271 12,670 $147K
Kentucky 6,261 12,589 $155K
Arizona 6,447 12,514 $143K
South Carolina 5,779 10,692 $108K
Colorado 5,550 10,215 $178K
Louisiana 4,550 9,202 $94.3K
Maryland 4,306 8,557 $124K
Arkansas 4,235 7,803 $75.6K
Oregon 3,985 7,789 $90.2K
Mississippi 4,339 7,691 $70K
Connecticut 3,831 7,494 $108K
Iowa 2,941 6,756 $78.4K
Oklahoma 3,234 5,907 $86.5K
Kansas 2,537 5,404 $64.3K
West Virginia 2,369 4,967 $54.1K
Nebraska 2,380 4,615 $49.6K
Nevada 2,000 3,719 $51.1K
Maine 1,684 3,520 $42.9K
New Mexico 1,484 2,769 $31.8K
Utah 1,588 2,679 $34.5K
New Hampshire 1,338 2,611 $32.2K
Idaho 1,312 2,592 $30.8K
South Dakota 1,081 2,528 $24K
Rhode Island 1,070 2,189 $32K
Delaware 1,152 2,097 $24.5K
Hawaii 1,018 1,886 $22.9K
Montana 773 1,610 $17.7K
North Dakota 729 1,590 $14.1K
Vermont 576 1,240 $16K
District of Columbia 506 867 $14K
Wyoming 346 657 $8,013
Alaska 270 466 $5,994
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 DEXAMETHASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARMANDO CARDONA-RAMIREZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled867

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled847

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

BRIAN WAGGONER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled616

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

GEORGE FAHED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled547

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JERRY CIOFFI DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled497

ORANGE PARK

Florida

DERRIS RAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled445

AMITE

Louisiana

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled393

MCALLEN

Texas

RICKY DEERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

RAINSVILLE

Alabama

RAMON GERENA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled375

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JESUS ROMAN MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled363

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

SYED RAZA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled350

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

REYNALDO GOMEZ ADROVER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled336

MANATI

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

MANATI

Puerto Rico

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled328

MOCA

Puerto Rico

MARIO DEPINTO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

VENICE

Florida

WILLIAM AUSTIN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled321

MCCOMB

Mississippi

FERNANDO LONGO M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled320

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LUIS GARCIA BARRETO M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled313

PONCE

Puerto Rico

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

THOMASTON

Georgia

SREEROOP SEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

HARTWELL

Georgia

ANGEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled301

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled297

WHEELING

West Virginia

DAVID SIEGEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled295

HACKENSACK

New Jersey

PEDRO CRUZ-QUILES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled293

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

GWENDOLYN STANHOPE P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled292

SAN FRANCISCO

California