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VALTREX

VALACYCLOVIR HCL

Valtrex (Valacyclovir) is an antiviral medication that stops viruses from growing. It shortens the amount of time infections like shingles, chickenpox, and herpes will last. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

8,708
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1348 of 3395

$4.65M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1180 of 3395

2,454
Patients

Rank: 1367 of 3395

2,639
Prescribers

Rank: 1267 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

26.2K

2011

12.9K

2012

10.2K

2013

9,884

2014

8,709

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$8.25M

2011

$4.39M

2012

$3.93M

2013

$4.06M

2014

$4.65M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$150

2011

$204

2012

$213

2013

$222

2014

$262

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 342 1,304 $617K
California 307 1,011 $553K
Florida 212 661 $401K
Texas 197 577 $284K
New Jersey 160 496 $272K
Pennsylvania 122 396 $211K
North Carolina 80 289 $188K
Connecticut 70 289 $166K
Michigan 73 252 $178K
Ohio 55 252 $117K
Georgia 71 224 $110K
Virginia 41 223 $98.3K
Illinois 55 199 $84.1K
Wisconsin 40 196 $81.5K
Massachusetts 53 182 $122K
Missouri 53 169 $64.5K
Minnesota 32 157 $73.7K
Maryland 48 138 $74.2K
Indiana 27 128 $60.2K
Tennessee 31 121 $77.1K
Colorado 26 113 $60.8K
South Carolina 37 106 $58.5K
Arizona 41 103 $58.3K
Washington 29 95 $54.2K
Oregon 21 79 $44.9K
Alabama 22 75 $41.8K
Iowa 16 74 $27K
New Hampshire 15 67 $37.1K
Arkansas 63 $31K
Maine 14 61 $35.5K
West Virginia 61 $24.4K
Kentucky 15 56 $28.6K
Kansas 54 $19.6K
Vermont 46 $20.4K
Oklahoma 11 40 $53.6K
Louisiana 12 39 $25.3K
Nevada 22 39 $34K
New Mexico 11 36 $27.8K
District of Columbia 15 34 $19.7K
Delaware 11 27 $18K
Utah 26 $11.6K
Hawaii 26 $25.8K
Mississippi 17 $5,204
South Dakota 17 $8,360
Idaho 16 $9,639
Montana 13 $4,087
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 VALTREX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICIA GARTON APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled80

NORWALK

Connecticut