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MISOPROSTOL

Cytotec (Misoprostol) is a prostaglandin medication that protects the stomach from irritation and ulcers. It lowers the amount of acid your stomach produces and protects the lining from drugs that can irritate it. Cytotec (Misoprostol) also causes uterine contractions and cervical ripening in women to induce labor. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

151K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 585 of 3362

$9.61M
Retail Cost

Rank: 829 of 3362

46,405
Patients

Rank: 549 of 3362

28,909
Prescribers

Rank: 524 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 5,743 18,287 $1.15M
Texas 3,322 10,403 $649K
New York 3,533 10,118 $563K
Florida 3,713 9,895 $595K
Ohio 1,966 6,640 $458K
Pennsylvania 1,773 6,518 $408K
Illinois 1,754 5,554 $384K
Kentucky 1,065 4,729 $354K
North Carolina 1,274 4,551 $273K
Michigan 1,770 4,508 $292K
Alabama 988 4,452 $259K
Virginia 1,168 4,360 $293K
Louisiana 942 4,305 $258K
Missouri 944 4,045 $279K
New Jersey 1,344 3,920 $240K
Georgia 1,179 3,902 $237K
Tennessee 931 3,789 $254K
South Carolina 772 2,693 $183K
Indiana 793 2,636 $190K
Washington 860 2,462 $151K
Massachusetts 1,002 2,416 $135K
Arkansas 533 2,064 $129K
Mississippi 490 1,996 $125K
Arizona 830 1,887 $109K
Wisconsin 710 1,868 $119K
Kansas 388 1,729 $129K
Iowa 433 1,714 $114K
Oklahoma 441 1,687 $108K
West Virginia 455 1,683 $121K
Maryland 617 1,662 $143K
Idaho 330 1,469 $87K
Nebraska 283 1,433 $87.9K
Minnesota 570 1,340 $80.5K
Colorado 457 1,245 $80.3K
Oregon 469 1,218 $83.7K
Connecticut 483 1,127 $59.7K
Nevada 435 1,080 $54K
Utah 242 743 $57.9K
Maine 216 718 $49K
New Hampshire 229 615 $35.8K
New Mexico 224 605 $33.5K
Hawaii 169 471 $24K
Rhode Island 118 407 $20K
North Dakota 110 388 $24.9K
South Dakota 108 336 $22.4K
District of Columbia 128 305 $23.6K
Vermont 66 275 $22.3K
Montana 87 244 $20.2K
Delaware 70 193 $12.6K
Wyoming 41 152 $9,715
Alaska 22 44 $2,866
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 MISOPROSTOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRUCE TORKAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled728

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled585

GALAX

Virginia

ERNEST OKEKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled476

SELMA

Alabama

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled425

EL PASO

Texas

NELLY SERENY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled354

OSSINING

New York

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

PORTERVILLE

California

RONALD RANCE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled337

HOUSTON

Texas

KARAMALI BANDEALY M.D.,

Rheumatology

Claims Filled331

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JOHN KASTRUP M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled319

HENDERSON

Nevada

GREGORY SALZMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled311

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled303

LOS ANGELES

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

LOS ANGELES

California

ERNESTINA KYEI-DONKOR ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled242

WINTER PARK

Florida

THOMAS GOULD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled236

NEW YORK

New York

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled229

MONROE

Louisiana

KENT SMITH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled228

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

JACK YU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

GLENDALE

California

DZUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled195

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVID WEBER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MALCOLM BROWN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled190

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JOEL GOLDFARB M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled186

TEANECK

New Jersey

JAVIER DE LA GARZA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled182

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

STEPHEN THREADGILL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled171

OXFORD

Mississippi

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled169

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

STEPHEN WILLS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled168

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia