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DUTASTERIDE

Avodart (Dutasteride) blocks the action of 5-alpha-reductase, an enzyme responsible for changing testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). Lower DHT levels prevents the prostate from growing. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Avodart

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

139K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 604 of 3395

$28.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 589 of 3395

99,041
Patients

Rank: 420 of 3395

49,690
Prescribers

Rank: 408 of 3395

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This Drug's History

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The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

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139K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
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$28.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

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$53

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 11,870 17,058 $3.24M
New York 9,501 13,383 $2.92M
Florida 8,084 11,118 $2.29M
Texas 7,416 10,261 $2.2M
Pennsylvania 6,257 8,837 $1.93M
New Jersey 4,265 5,323 $1.39M
Illinois 3,474 4,871 $1.01M
Michigan 3,754 4,796 $1.05M
North Carolina 2,957 4,378 $784K
Ohio 2,760 3,660 $837K
Virginia 2,632 3,592 $778K
Georgia 2,324 3,440 $652K
Indiana 2,001 2,709 $588K
Alabama 1,829 2,680 $457K
Tennessee 1,820 2,598 $523K
South Carolina 1,722 2,555 $493K
Missouri 1,626 2,371 $455K
Louisiana 1,417 2,244 $372K
Kentucky 1,448 2,196 $395K
Arizona 1,550 2,050 $473K
Connecticut 1,471 1,930 $450K
Wisconsin 1,189 1,660 $374K
Washington 1,220 1,649 $351K
Maryland 1,340 1,633 $430K
Massachusetts 1,108 1,577 $344K
Minnesota 1,240 1,576 $351K
Colorado 1,061 1,473 $335K
Oklahoma 1,060 1,437 $311K
Mississippi 857 1,372 $218K
Arkansas 859 1,366 $212K
West Virginia 909 1,304 $273K
Iowa 804 1,291 $224K
Oregon 859 1,189 $237K
Kansas 704 1,107 $200K
Nebraska 639 1,004 $168K
Hawaii 640 858 $209K
Nevada 523 705 $160K
New Mexico 502 657 $154K
Utah 470 622 $136K
Montana 366 509 $93.9K
North Dakota 317 459 $80.2K
Delaware 383 434 $138K
South Dakota 268 418 $71.2K
Maine 288 368 $95.3K
Idaho 263 361 $74.1K
New Hampshire 214 304 $69.9K
Rhode Island 179 268 $54K
Wyoming 138 175 $44.2K
Vermont 124 159 $39.7K
Alaska 112 137 $37.3K
District of Columbia 92 113 $28.5K
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 DUTASTERIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled236

EL CENTRO

California

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled209

LOS ANGELES

California

SIDNEY GOLDFARB MD

Urology

Claims Filled153

PRINCETON

New Jersey

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled138

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled118

NEW YORK

New York

GINTARAS TARNAUSKAS P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled111

SKOKIE

Illinois

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled101

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN KASPAR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled101

RALEIGH

North Carolina

CHARLES MYERS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled100

EARLYSVILLE

Virginia

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled85

VALDOSTA

Georgia

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled82

LOS ANGELES

California

YULY CHALIK MD

Urology

Claims Filled79

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE HO MD

Urology

Claims Filled79

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JOHN KABALIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled76

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled73

MONTEREY PARK

California

LARRY TETSOTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled73

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled72

HIALEAH

Florida

DONALD PREATE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled72

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

FRANK TORTORA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled70

CARY

North Carolina

JUAN SUAREZ M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled69

CORAL GABLES

Florida

TERRY YEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled69

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ARTHUR THOMAS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled68

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled68

FRESNO

California

WILLIAM BARBA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled67

LOS ANGELES

California

RUBEN RAMIREZ M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled67

MONTEREY PARK

California