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ZYLOPRIM

ALLOPURINOL

Zyloprim (allopurinol) is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It lowers uric acid levels in your blood, which can stop gout attacks and kidney stones. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug allopurinol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1,292
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 2059 of 3395

$213K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2194 of 3395

338
Patients

Rank: 2130 of 3395

359
Prescribers

Rank: 2068 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1,759

2011

1,573

2012

1,689

2013

1,434

2014

1,292

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$120K

2011

$173K

2012

$240K

2013

$240K

2014

$213K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$182

2011

$252

2012

$256

2013

$252

2014

$229

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 47 184 $23.7K
South Carolina 32 125 $12.9K
Pennsylvania 22 120 $24K
New Jersey 23 99 $17.9K
New York 25 90 $17.4K
Ohio 22 80 $10.9K
Illinois 15 74 $8,269
Florida 18 62 $10.8K
Texas 20 57 $8,031
Indiana 13 47 $8,906
Georgia 42 $2,789
Oklahoma 35 $6,618
Louisiana 11 31 $4,657
Michigan 11 31 $8,740
North Carolina 18 $2,734
Virginia 17 $4,635
Arizona 16 $4,023
Connecticut 15 $3,432
Kansas 13 $2,161
Alabama 12 $2,759
Mississippi 12 $3,915
District of Columbia 11 $492
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 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 ZYLOPRIM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER COHEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DARLINGTON

South Carolina