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HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) belongs to a group of drugs called DMARDs (disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug).It calms your immune system and blocks the functioning of parasites responsible for malaria. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Plaquenil

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

1.96M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 157 of 3393

$309M
Retail Cost

Rank: 107 of 3393

397,046
Patients

Rank: 192 of 3393

94,596
Prescribers

Rank: 260 of 3393

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93%

of people say

it's worth it

71%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.24M

2012

1.53M

2013

1.71M

2014

1.85M

2015

1.82M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$28.6M

2012

$34.2M

2013

$62.3M

2014

$319M

2015

$290M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$113

2012

$111

2013

$179

2014

$846

2015

$742

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 36,875 166,742 $29M
Texas 29,177 132,433 $20.7M
Florida 27,711 118,364 $19.6M
New York 22,540 110,653 $18.8M
Pennsylvania 20,315 102,696 $15.4M
Ohio 19,589 93,922 $16.2M
North Carolina 14,744 75,601 $10.3M
Illinois 14,080 65,699 $9.65M
Georgia 12,641 64,834 $9.29M
Tennessee 12,585 62,062 $9.17M
Michigan 13,359 57,828 $9.88M
Missouri 9,563 50,472 $7.19M
Alabama 9,133 48,679 $6.44M
Indiana 9,838 46,126 $7.55M
Massachusetts 9,167 44,861 $7.92M
Wisconsin 9,245 44,227 $7.48M
New Jersey 9,016 40,253 $6.48M
Virginia 8,698 39,866 $6.31M
Washington 8,443 39,564 $6.74M
Arizona 8,416 37,662 $6.26M
Louisiana 6,841 34,768 $5.49M
South Carolina 6,882 33,810 $4.74M
Kentucky 6,354 33,636 $4.78M
Oklahoma 6,095 29,695 $4.57M
Arkansas 4,964 28,511 $3.41M
Minnesota 6,445 28,164 $4.87M
Mississippi 4,608 25,618 $3.35M
Maryland 6,166 25,270 $4.7M
Connecticut 5,463 24,637 $4.3M
Colorado 5,146 22,730 $4.02M
Oregon 4,864 22,488 $3.92M
Iowa 3,719 20,283 $2.78M
Kansas 3,668 19,527 $2.53M
Nebraska 2,991 17,137 $2.16M
West Virginia 2,936 15,384 $2.15M
New Mexico 3,067 13,511 $2.17M
Idaho 2,067 9,851 $1.77M
Nevada 2,170 9,640 $1.46M
New Hampshire 1,980 9,327 $1.58M
Montana 1,729 8,821 $1.18M
Rhode Island 1,541 8,197 $1.15M
South Dakota 1,604 8,139 $1.22M
Maine 1,866 7,708 $1.64M
Utah 1,735 7,409 $1.37M
Delaware 1,520 6,079 $1.08M
Hawaii 1,194 5,308 $1.09M
North Dakota 925 4,833 $818K
Vermont 868 3,710 $787K
District of Columbia 744 3,234 $454K
Wyoming 417 2,066 $313K
Alaska 362 1,907 $279K
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 HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,395

TUCSON

Arizona

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,120

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,065

DOTHAN

Alabama

DAVID MCLAIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,998

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

STEVEN COHEN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,938

TYLER

Texas

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,924

TUPELO

Mississippi

PATRICIA WADDELL FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,889

JEFFERSON CITY

Tennessee

ROBERT HYLLAND M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,886

MUSKEGON

Michigan

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,744

PEORIA

Arizona

MANUEL CALVIN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,728

TULSA

Oklahoma

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,679

BECKLEY

West Virginia

KIRK EDDLEMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,611

OXFORD

Mississippi

YA JU CHANG MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,593

NEW YORK

New York

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,582

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

WILLIAM CHAFIN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,523

ATHENS

Georgia

GREG EUDY MD PC

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,503

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,449

MCALLEN

Texas

MICHAEL KELLER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,440

SAN DIEGO

California

JASEN CHI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,431

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

VIVIAN HOBAYAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,429

LIMA

Ohio

SUZANNE ENLOE-WHITAKER DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,418

SAN BERNARDINO

California

SHARUKH SHROFF MD., MPH., MBA.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,411

DANVILLE

Virginia

BURHAN CHINIKHANWALA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,380

BULLHEAD CITY

Arizona

KAYVAN KAMALI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,366

LONGVIEW

Texas

MOHSEN EHSAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,332

NEW ALBANY

Indiana