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QVAR

BECLOMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE

Qvar (beclomethasone) is a corticosteroid. It lowers inflammation in your lungs, which controls asthma and prevents asthma attacks. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

720K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 284 of 3393

$138M
Retail Cost

Rank: 221 of 3393

265,817
Patients

Rank: 256 of 3393

99,102
Prescribers

Rank: 248 of 3393

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34%

of people say

it's worth it

29%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

647K

2012

770K

2013

825K

2014

908K

2015

720K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$96.3M

2012

$124M

2013

$146M

2014

$170M

2015

$138M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$415

2012

$456

2013

$501

2014

$533

2015

$521

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 94,082 220,152 $33.4M
Michigan 14,723 43,546 $9.7M
Washington 12,228 34,239 $6.42M
New York 10,398 31,117 $6.62M
Ohio 8,805 26,024 $5.94M
Florida 8,989 24,693 $5.33M
Oregon 8,352 23,025 $4.1M
North Carolina 7,154 21,499 $4.5M
Illinois 6,265 18,519 $4.04M
Texas 6,744 17,509 $3.85M
Pennsylvania 5,314 16,199 $3.56M
Massachusetts 5,430 15,758 $3.51M
Colorado 6,138 15,280 $2.68M
Virginia 4,589 12,873 $2.54M
Tennessee 4,356 12,353 $2.7M
Wisconsin 3,978 12,247 $2.71M
Minnesota 3,970 11,774 $2.62M
Arizona 4,182 11,395 $2.57M
Indiana 3,633 10,943 $2.48M
Missouri 3,604 10,872 $2.36M
Georgia 3,936 10,556 $1.91M
New Jersey 3,447 9,521 $2.21M
Maryland 3,600 9,128 $1.62M
Iowa 2,825 8,555 $1.78M
Kentucky 2,468 7,572 $1.66M
South Carolina 2,170 6,115 $1.31M
Alabama 1,820 5,053 $1.08M
Hawaii 2,246 4,917 $715K
Idaho 1,729 4,841 $1.02M
New Mexico 1,737 4,499 $960K
Oklahoma 1,534 4,128 $876K
Kansas 1,224 3,991 $839K
Nevada 1,526 3,839 $858K
Connecticut 1,347 3,732 $872K
West Virginia 1,128 3,567 $785K
Louisiana 1,141 3,202 $659K
Rhode Island 982 2,760 $584K
Mississippi 1,025 2,755 $556K
Arkansas 877 2,489 $524K
Utah 891 2,336 $527K
Maine 630 1,960 $495K
Delaware 682 1,793 $408K
District of Columbia 733 1,756 $263K
New Hampshire 486 1,444 $332K
Nebraska 451 1,368 $299K
Montana 448 1,348 $284K
South Dakota 372 1,133 $250K
Vermont 256 730 $162K
North Dakota 234 693 $142K
Alaska 196 489 $112K
Wyoming 132 363 $78.5K
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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