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DEXAMETHASONE

Decadron (dexamethasone) is a corticosteroid that is similar to what your body naturally makes. It reduces swelling and other immune responses that can cause you pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

778K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 275 of 3393

$10.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 960 of 3393

393,928
Patients

Rank: 193 of 3393

117,003
Prescribers

Rank: 222 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

546K

2012

628K

2013

686K

2014

736K

2015

778K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.16M

2012

$8.14M

2013

$8.59M

2014

$9.43M

2015

$10.1M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$26

2012

$25

2013

$25

2014

$25

2015

$26

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 29,339 58,959 $911K
Florida 26,322 51,307 $752K
New York 23,216 48,451 $644K
Texas 22,319 43,343 $490K
Pennsylvania 18,521 38,277 $471K
Ohio 15,927 32,118 $418K
Illinois 12,949 27,343 $317K
North Carolina 13,685 26,342 $321K
Georgia 12,820 24,860 $294K
Michigan 12,745 24,793 $301K
Tennessee 10,389 20,814 $260K
Massachusetts 9,107 18,122 $302K
New Jersey 9,048 17,951 $254K
Virginia 8,234 16,721 $236K
Missouri 8,278 16,488 $202K
Indiana 7,865 15,543 $172K
Wisconsin 7,011 15,151 $161K
Alabama 8,512 14,765 $141K
Arizona 7,807 14,716 $181K
Washington 7,206 14,596 $183K
Minnesota 6,651 14,376 $181K
Kentucky 7,322 14,245 $170K
Colorado 6,776 12,688 $184K
South Carolina 6,557 11,951 $138K
Louisiana 5,146 10,371 $116K
Maryland 4,844 9,458 $149K
Oregon 4,618 9,121 $112K
Connecticut 4,663 9,107 $139K
Arkansas 4,825 8,789 $94.3K
Iowa 3,757 8,633 $113K
Mississippi 4,614 7,917 $77.3K
Oklahoma 3,657 6,720 $105K
Kansas 2,593 5,359 $66K
Nebraska 2,637 5,089 $62.9K
West Virginia 2,585 5,058 $55.6K
Nevada 2,414 4,399 $60.5K
Utah 2,202 4,058 $49.8K
Maine 1,797 3,751 $53.6K
New Hampshire 1,642 3,189 $44.7K
New Mexico 1,701 3,180 $37.2K
Idaho 1,587 3,096 $38.6K
Rhode Island 1,385 2,978 $42.5K
South Dakota 1,201 2,755 $27.6K
Delaware 1,346 2,323 $29.6K
Hawaii 1,148 2,071 $29.5K
Montana 1,053 2,061 $23.6K
North Dakota 1,010 2,057 $20.9K
Vermont 683 1,245 $16.2K
District of Columbia 622 1,162 $17.6K
Wyoming 542 950 $9,515
Alaska 315 538 $5,409
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 DEXAMETHASONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JESUS VAZQUEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,114

FLORIDA

Puerto Rico

ARMANDO CARDONA-RAMIREZ MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled770

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GEORGE FAHED MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled715

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JERRY CIOFFI DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled643

ORANGE PARK

Florida

CARLOS SILVA DPM

Podiatrist, Primary Podiatric Medicine

Claims Filled546

WOODHAVEN

New York

BRIAN WAGGONER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

ANGEL VAZQUEZ M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled449

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

DERRIS RAY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled399

AMITE

Louisiana

STEVE KIM MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled389

FORT LEE

New Jersey

WILLIAM AUSTIN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled378

MCCOMB

Mississippi

JESUS ROMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled375

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

PHILLIP HARRIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

WINDSOR

North Carolina

RAMON GERENA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled363

TOA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL KING M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled356

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JEFFREY VOREIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled351

WETUMPKA

Alabama

OSCAR VALE COLON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled350

MOCA

Puerto Rico

EDWIN VALENTIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled348

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

NORBERTO BAEZ M.D.

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled346

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BENJAMIN WILLIAMS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

THOMASTON

Georgia

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled344

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

SREEROOP SEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

HARTWELL

Georgia

SYED RAZA M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled328

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

LEESBURG

Florida

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled316

WHEELING

West Virginia