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AZITHROMYCIN

Zithromax (Azithromycin) is an antibiotic. It kills bacteria by preventing them from reproducing and repairing themselves. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

7.97M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 41 of 3395

$66.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 356 of 3395

5,741,613
Patients

Rank: 8 of 3395

566,854
Prescribers

Rank: 5 of 3395

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74%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7.08M

2011

7.34M

2012

7.37M

2013

7.34M

2014

7.97M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$99.7M

2011

$95.4M

2012

$90.1M

2013

$70.7M

2014

$66.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$9

2012

$9

2013

$8

2014

$7

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 592,938 800,771 $7.06M
Florida 494,751 668,300 $5.83M
Texas 413,315 556,740 $4.66M
New York 377,013 519,973 $3.95M
Pennsylvania 274,008 377,111 $3.25M
Ohio 244,762 341,008 $2.91M
Michigan 212,647 292,891 $2.37M
Illinois 207,262 283,264 $2.36M
North Carolina 188,816 255,295 $2.16M
New Jersey 173,344 236,404 $1.76M
Georgia 167,669 228,075 $1.81M
Tennessee 153,674 213,152 $1.8M
Indiana 126,458 180,130 $1.5M
Missouri 128,483 179,400 $1.43M
Virginia 123,160 167,401 $1.45M
Alabama 117,084 161,713 $1.31M
Kentucky 113,973 161,638 $1.32M
Arizona 117,842 155,170 $1.26M
South Carolina 99,907 136,727 $1.08M
Massachusetts 101,625 135,109 $1.03M
Louisiana 94,674 130,117 $1.1M
Wisconsin 83,977 114,041 $1.07M
Washington 85,884 113,365 $1M
Minnesota 79,672 107,768 $1M
Maryland 77,810 106,359 $923K
Oklahoma 72,688 98,113 $804K
Arkansas 67,777 93,191 $670K
Mississippi 67,245 92,403 $725K
Connecticut 64,874 86,730 $710K
Iowa 62,656 86,017 $693K
Colorado 63,259 85,381 $792K
Oregon 55,722 74,030 $800K
Kansas 53,030 73,510 $663K
West Virginia 46,975 65,094 $504K
Nevada 42,566 57,500 $476K
Utah 32,688 44,012 $384K
New Mexico 32,929 41,999 $357K
Nebraska 29,646 39,975 $328K
Maine 28,004 37,844 $352K
Idaho 24,024 31,161 $279K
Rhode Island 21,930 28,897 $193K
Hawaii 22,201 28,613 $269K
New Hampshire 20,514 27,034 $239K
South Dakota 16,372 22,978 $196K
Delaware 17,475 22,792 $196K
Montana 15,679 20,656 $167K
North Dakota 12,625 16,664 $138K
Vermont 10,778 14,433 $110K
Wyoming 7,932 10,302 $84.2K
District of Columbia 7,181 9,401 $95.2K
Alaska 5,049 6,784 $69K
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 AZITHROMYCIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDWIN VALENTIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,458

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DELIO GARCIA DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled1,279

HIALEAH

Florida

ROBERTO LUGLIANI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,251

LONG BEACH

California

ASHOK MITTAL MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled1,144

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JEROME JEW M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

SAN FRANCISCO

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled938

LOS ANGELES

California

NICHOLAS BIRLEW D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled843

STOCKTON

California

JOSE GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled840

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS SCHNEIDER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled822

JEFFERSON CITY

Missouri

RICK LIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled817

MCALLEN

Texas

ADAMASTOR SANTOS P.A.-C

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled805

BELLEVIEW

Florida

GEORGES YACOUB MD

Critical Care Medicine

Claims Filled805

TROY

Ohio

DANA REIHMAN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled785

RICHMOND

Indiana

MICHAEL DIMEO MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled777

OAK RIDGE

Tennessee

CHRISTY MARTIN CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled745

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

ORLANDO ALFONSO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled743

CHICAGO

Illinois

WEI WANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled737

MONTEREY PARK

California

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

MISSION

Texas

VALERIA MORALES M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled723

CHICAGO

Illinois

MARIO GARCIA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled698

MIAMI

Florida

LEONARD LEICHUS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled692

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

SABRA BELLOVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled690

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled681

GARDEN GROVE

California

NELSON GONZALEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled679

MIAMI

Florida

STUART GARNER M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled673

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina