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MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megace (megestrol) is a progestin derivative (steroid hormone). In people who have endometrial and breast cancer, it lowers certain hormones created in tumors that are responsible for causing pain. It is not clear how Megace (megestrol) treats appetite and weight loss. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Megace

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

587K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 316 of 3393

$28.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 614 of 3393

209,971
Patients

Rank: 284 of 3393

94,963
Prescribers

Rank: 259 of 3393

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1M

2012

923K

2013

759K

2014

612K

2015

587K

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$42.9M

2012

$37.5M

2013

$25M

2014

$21.6M

2015

$28.9M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$122

2012

$116

2013

$95

2014

$103

2015

$137

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 31,835 89,006 $4.07M
Florida 21,613 56,372 $2.93M
Texas 19,158 48,769 $2.44M
New York 9,051 25,567 $1.75M
Georgia 9,062 23,781 $1.1M
Louisiana 7,532 23,632 $969K
Tennessee 7,114 19,034 $768K
Illinois 6,580 18,960 $925K
Michigan 6,637 18,712 $1.18M
North Carolina 6,631 18,540 $881K
Ohio 6,493 18,180 $857K
New Jersey 6,216 17,001 $1.31M
Kentucky 5,606 16,256 $704K
Pennsylvania 5,506 15,602 $856K
Mississippi 5,361 15,539 $555K
Alabama 5,479 14,959 $581K
South Carolina 4,168 11,581 $537K
Oklahoma 3,986 11,501 $521K
Virginia 4,163 11,336 $535K
Arkansas 3,606 11,038 $431K
Missouri 3,632 10,690 $464K
Indiana 3,926 10,244 $643K
Arizona 2,862 7,414 $371K
Maryland 2,447 5,921 $389K
Washington 1,986 5,700 $266K
Massachusetts 1,860 5,047 $290K
West Virginia 1,730 5,029 $219K
Nevada 1,899 4,552 $205K
Kansas 1,415 4,277 $169K
Wisconsin 1,282 3,702 $175K
Connecticut 1,181 3,316 $287K
Iowa 911 3,057 $100K
Colorado 1,205 3,044 $204K
Oregon 913 2,655 $123K
Minnesota 861 2,574 $91.6K
Hawaii 858 2,372 $106K
Nebraska 610 2,124 $82.5K
New Mexico 707 1,862 $72.9K
District of Columbia 415 1,106 $74.9K
Maine 398 1,098 $68.9K
Rhode Island 350 1,068 $42.4K
North Dakota 262 868 $24.8K
Utah 357 848 $45.9K
South Dakota 262 841 $26.8K
Delaware 285 773 $59.5K
Montana 259 744 $26.2K
Idaho 248 647 $31K
New Hampshire 226 568 $28.5K
Alaska 131 420 $20.2K
Vermont 110 340 $11.1K
Wyoming 108 310 $19.2K
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 MEGESTROL ACETATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES CARUSO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled133

CHICAGO

Illinois

LAN NGUYEN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled132

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN LAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

DALY CITY

California

PATRICK GRIFFITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled131

JENNINGS

Louisiana

FERDINAND RODA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

EDWIN HERRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT CHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled130

ALHAMBRA

California

SYED RAFIQUE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled130

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled129

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHINH HUYNH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

WESTMINSTER

California

ANTHONY CARTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL BECKER DO

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled129

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

ARINDER CHADHA MD, MBA, FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled129

PLACENTIA

California

MYRIAM HUTCHINSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled128

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

ADEL BOUTROS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled128

LAKE FOREST

California

BONIFACE TUBIE M.D.

Claims Filled128

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled127

SAN BERNARDINO

California

DEENADAYAL GADDAM M.D.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled127

CHICAGO

Illinois

HUU VO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled126

POMONA

California

MOHAMMAD MOUSA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled126

MONROE

Louisiana

JOSE BELTRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled125

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled124

EMPORIA

Virginia

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

SUREKHA VETSA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

SUNNYVALE

California

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled123

GREENSBORO

Alabama