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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  *

*This description is for related drug prednisone

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3,127
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1733 of 3395

$8.07M
Retail Cost

Rank: 987 of 3395

966
Patients

Rank: 1722 of 3395

622
Prescribers

Rank: 1855 of 3395

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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

N/A

2011

12

2012

1,060

2013

2,171

2014

3,127

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

N/A

2011

$2,658

2012

$996K

2013

$3.89M

2014

$8.07M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

N/A

2011

N/A

2012

$221

2013

$280

2014

$298

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 185 603 $1.38M
New York 167 587 $1.4M
Texas 64 231 $567K
New Jersey 68 224 $537K
Florida 63 156 $418K
Arizona 49 125 $347K
Connecticut 32 121 $391K
Pennsylvania 34 118 $472K
Indiana 30 113 $326K
North Carolina 31 110 $304K
Georgia 34 104 $233K
Alabama 19 94 $213K
South Carolina 19 70 $188K
Illinois 24 63 $146K
Maryland 14 48 $103K
Michigan 21 44 $134K
Ohio 19 34 $102K
Kentucky 33 $74K
Virginia 31 $65.1K
Oregon 27 $49K
Massachusetts 25 $87.2K
Oklahoma 22 $60.9K
Louisiana 22 $58.8K
West Virginia 18 $39.1K
Delaware 14 $50.6K
Tennessee 11 $24.1K
Nevada 11 $48K
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 RAYOS

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VINITA PATEL D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled88

BRONX

New York

DOUGLAS ROBERTS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

SACRAMENTO

California