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METHOTREXATE SODIUM

METHOTREXATE SODIUM/PF

Otrexup (Methotrexate) is an anti-cancer and immunosuppressive medication that treats forms of cancer, arthritis, and psoriasis. For cancer, it helps your body destroy cancer cells by blocking building blocks that cancer cells need to grow. For rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis, it lowers the body's normal immune response and prevents the body from attacking itself. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Methotrexate

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

45.3K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 851 of 3395

$660K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1822 of 3395

14,871
Patients

Rank: 820 of 3395

5,840
Prescribers

Rank: 999 of 3395

More info on related drug Methotrexate »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

21.1K

2011

6,209

2012

20.7K

2013

33.9K

2014

45.3K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$353K

2011

$95.4K

2012

$317K

2013

$520K

2014

$660K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$19

2011

$13

2012

$18

2013

$27

2014

$29

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 1,391 3,829 $49.6K
Florida 1,401 3,656 $56K
California 815 2,497 $38.4K
New York 627 2,075 $28.8K
Pennsylvania 548 1,752 $26.3K
North Carolina 537 1,653 $22.5K
Ohio 477 1,580 $25.5K
Michigan 518 1,483 $23.2K
Tennessee 489 1,462 $20K
Alabama 503 1,443 $16.7K
Georgia 487 1,404 $18.6K
Illinois 425 1,383 $19.8K
Massachusetts 380 1,348 $21.1K
Missouri 393 1,265 $18K
South Carolina 425 1,183 $17.7K
Arizona 388 1,130 $16.9K
Wisconsin 273 1,029 $16.1K
Indiana 355 993 $15.5K
Louisiana 331 964 $13.4K
Washington 302 829 $14.8K
Minnesota 241 815 $12.9K
New Jersey 285 806 $14.2K
Oklahoma 265 790 $11K
Oregon 224 754 $9,902
Virginia 273 745 $13.4K
Kentucky 202 734 $10.3K
Colorado 207 593 $9,405
Arkansas 176 581 $8,043
Kansas 161 525 $7,108
Maryland 140 449 $6,610
Iowa 130 447 $6,506
Connecticut 165 412 $6,829
Mississippi 151 410 $5,197
Idaho 121 360 $4,869
Nebraska 99 325 $4,978
Utah 114 318 $3,964
New Mexico 107 289 $4,657
Maine 90 259 $4,173
South Dakota 69 255 $3,290
West Virginia 78 252 $3,308
Montana 75 238 $3,098
New Hampshire 78 230 $3,476
North Dakota 69 211 $3,908
Nevada 82 201 $2,819
Rhode Island 51 186 $3,106
Vermont 20 70 $1,154
Delaware 22 70 $1,201
Wyoming 37 $527
District of Columbia 14 37 $409
Alaska 21 $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 METHOTREXATE SODIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JORGE ZAMORA-QUEZADA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled159

EDINBURG

Texas

EDMUND LACOUR M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled147

DOTHAN

Alabama

HARRIS WEAVER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled146

MIDLAND

Michigan

ROXABELLA TORRES MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled141

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MATTHEW AXELROD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled128

BURLINGTON

Massachusetts

ZE'EV WEITZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled118

DUANESBURG

New York

THOMAS LEAHEY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled117

ARDMORE

Oklahoma

WILLIAM SULLIVAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled114

FAIRHOPE

Alabama

VICTORIA KATZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

BROOKLYN

New York

ELIZABETH PERKINS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

HOOVER

Alabama

DAVID MANDEL M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled108

MAYFIELD VILLAGE

Ohio

SALMAN AHMAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

LUBBOCK

Texas

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ALEXANDER BROWN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ANTHONY ANDERSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled98

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled95

LUBBOCK

Texas

ANN WARNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JAMES LIPSTATE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

JOHN CONTE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled84

PAWTUCKET

Rhode Island

SAILAJA MANNE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

WILLIAM BRELSFORD MD, FACP, FACR

Rheumatology

Claims Filled81

TYLER

Texas

HIMABINDU REDDY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

FORT WORTH

Texas

ULKER TOK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled79

TUCSON

Arizona

GULZAR MERCHANT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled78

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

DAVID GREENFIELD MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled76

VENICE

Florida