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PREDNISONE

Deltasone (prednisone) is a corticosteroid similar to a hormone your body naturally makes in response to stress. It helps reduce swelling and blocks the actions of your immune system that normally would cause pain, discomfort, or harm. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

12.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 25 of 3393

$92.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 305 of 3393

5,351,016
Patients

Rank: 10 of 3393

581,061
Prescribers

Rank: 5 of 3393

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59%

of people say

it's worth it

45%

of people say

it worked well

20%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Medrol Decadron Omnipred Cortef

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

9.04M

2012

10.3M

2013

11M

2014

12M

2015

12.6M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$40.9M

2012

$56.4M

2013

$86.5M

2014

$91.6M

2015

$91.8M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$12

2012

$14

2013

$19

2014

$18

2015

$17

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 420,704 949,923 $9.67M
Florida 419,593 893,368 $6.99M
New York 306,591 747,241 $5.24M
Texas 337,627 737,941 $4.65M
Pennsylvania 295,966 682,585 $4.73M
Ohio 269,295 602,965 $3.9M
North Carolina 253,954 542,200 $4.14M
Illinois 199,394 460,408 $3.11M
Michigan 212,315 451,930 $3.01M
Georgia 182,544 402,558 $2.71M
Tennessee 161,763 362,941 $2.78M
Missouri 139,270 318,270 $1.91M
Massachusetts 123,729 315,916 $2.42M
Indiana 140,996 312,681 $2.01M
Virginia 139,123 298,814 $2.32M
New Jersey 121,566 275,973 $2M
Wisconsin 104,337 263,173 $1.87M
South Carolina 119,565 249,453 $1.8M
Kentucky 115,521 248,152 $1.61M
Minnesota 95,932 237,444 $2.01M
Arizona 108,390 230,009 $1.58M
Washington 93,783 227,085 $1.85M
Alabama 98,993 217,757 $1.57M
Louisiana 89,076 199,528 $1.25M
Colorado 74,097 168,765 $1.41M
Iowa 70,503 168,350 $1.11M
Connecticut 69,062 167,007 $1.3M
Maryland 75,002 161,713 $1.32M
Oregon 65,050 152,032 $1.35M
Oklahoma 68,659 140,571 $879K
Arkansas 60,833 135,429 $974K
Mississippi 54,429 124,746 $712K
Kansas 56,287 124,570 $787K
West Virginia 52,465 110,905 $666K
Nebraska 36,023 95,962 $637K
Maine 35,307 81,944 $596K
Nevada 37,350 74,395 $507K
New Mexico 28,571 59,580 $403K
New Hampshire 26,117 58,591 $430K
Utah 28,197 57,219 $392K
Idaho 23,873 56,477 $426K
Rhode Island 22,635 53,425 $397K
Hawaii 20,330 43,837 $328K
South Dakota 17,563 43,707 $311K
Delaware 20,242 41,019 $313K
Montana 17,014 40,963 $304K
North Dakota 13,913 36,301 $273K
Vermont 11,755 27,274 $211K
District of Columbia 7,938 16,525 $135K
Wyoming 6,950 15,931 $113K
Alaska 4,393 9,153 $60K
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 PREDNISONE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled4,067

TUPELO

Mississippi

SUDHA GANGULI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,741

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JUAN RODRIGUEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled2,644

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,598

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,585

PEORIA

Arizona

GEORGE ISAAC M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,429

DUBUQUE

Iowa

HUAN LE M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled2,377

SAN DIEGO

California

JYOTHI MALLEPALLI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,167

MONROE

Louisiana

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,145

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

KEVIN LATINIS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,021

LEAWOOD

Kansas

KEN ARAKAWA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,008

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MARTA BOGNAR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,992

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

JAMES LIPSTATE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,954

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

SCOTT STEIN DOPA

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,940

VICTORIA

Texas

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,730

DALLAS

Texas

ALDONA ZIOLKOWSKA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,698

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

CHRISTOPHER D'ARCY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,689

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

JAVAID SHEIKH MD FACP MRCP UK

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,687

ORLANDO

Florida

ROBERT PHILLIPS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,684

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

YONG TSAI M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,684

DAYTONA BEACH

Florida

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,675

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ROBERT HUNT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,626

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

MAYRA ACOSTA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,624

MIAMI

Florida

BENIDECTO FERNANDEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,622

HIALEAH

Florida

DANIEL LAMOTHE-JOST M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,592

COLUMBIA

Missouri