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MISOPROSTOL

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. Misoprostol also causes uterine contractions and cervical ripening in women to induce labor. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

161K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 557 of 3238

$10.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 776 of 3238

47,265
Patients

Rank: 525 of 3238

29,962
Prescribers

Rank: 483 of 3238

User Reviews of MISOPROSTOL »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 6,073 19,893 $1.31M
Texas 3,309 10,743 $682K
Florida 3,655 10,340 $628K
New York 3,393 10,000 $575K
Ohio 2,015 7,171 $512K
Pennsylvania 1,728 6,706 $426K
Illinois 1,734 6,259 $439K
North Carolina 1,355 5,239 $327K
Kentucky 1,121 5,144 $391K
Michigan 1,832 4,927 $329K
Alabama 1,051 4,734 $295K
Virginia 1,232 4,475 $316K
Louisiana 974 4,227 $289K
Georgia 1,209 4,145 $258K
New Jersey 1,371 4,080 $266K
Missouri 969 4,065 $295K
Tennessee 938 4,053 $287K
Indiana 815 2,973 $228K
Washington 882 2,673 $169K
Massachusetts 991 2,615 $145K
South Carolina 704 2,575 $188K
Arkansas 535 2,201 $141K
Mississippi 544 2,127 $146K
Iowa 466 2,084 $142K
Wisconsin 703 2,080 $135K
Arizona 873 2,055 $132K
Oklahoma 445 2,018 $130K
West Virginia 500 1,852 $130K
Kansas 427 1,821 $139K
Nebraska 339 1,765 $109K
Maryland 602 1,635 $135K
Minnesota 615 1,523 $85.3K
Idaho 306 1,451 $90.3K
Colorado 484 1,342 $88.1K
Nevada 438 1,242 $63.2K
Oregon 458 1,193 $86.7K
Connecticut 443 1,142 $56.5K
Utah 226 767 $63.6K
New Mexico 230 632 $38.6K
Maine 197 609 $46.4K
New Hampshire 198 601 $38.7K
Hawaii 146 491 $25.9K
North Dakota 129 471 $28.8K
Rhode Island 118 429 $22.9K
South Dakota 121 363 $22.5K
Montana 114 323 $25.2K
District of Columbia 111 297 $21.7K
Vermont 75 284 $26.7K
Wyoming 41 201 $12.9K
Delaware 66 189 $13.6K
Alaska 32 82 $4,600
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 Filled640

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled552

GALAX

Virginia

ERNEST OKEKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled506

SELMA

Alabama

OSCAR-ALFONSO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

PORTERVILLE

California

KARAMALI BANDEALY M.D.,

Rheumatology

Claims Filled459

KISSIMMEE

Florida

GEORGE HALOW M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled448

EL PASO

Texas

JOHN KASTRUP M.D.

Adult Reconstructive Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled409

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

RONALD RANCE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled400

HOUSTON

Texas

ERNESTINA KYEI-DONKOR ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled376

WINTER PARK

Florida

NELLY SERENY M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled337

OSSINING

New York

GREGORY SALZMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled317

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

EDUARD DUDUKGIAN MD

Surgery

Claims Filled303

LOS ANGELES

California

CHUNG NG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

LOS ANGELES

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

LOS ANGELES

California

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled263

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

KENT SMITH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled256

TWIN FALLS

Idaho

PREM SALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

YUCCA VALLEY

California

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled224

MONROE

Louisiana

EDRICK LOPEZ-ENRIQUEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled224

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

JAVIER DE LA GARZA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled216

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

ALFRED LEE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled204

RICHMOND

Virginia

JOEL GOLDFARB M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled200

TEANECK

New Jersey

REMA MENON M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled193

PARSONS

Kansas

ROBERTO PANCORBO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled189

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JACK YU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

GLENDALE

California