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TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Tamsulosin is in a class of medications called alpha blockers. It works by relaxing the muscles in the prostate and bladder so that urine can flow easily. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

11.2M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 24 of 3238

$271M
Retail Cost

Rank: 91 of 3238

2,250,882
Patients

Rank: 35 of 3238

340,594
Prescribers

Rank: 39 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Tamsulosin »

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

of people say

it worked well

4%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 258,870 1,255,406 $29.3M
New York 179,528 922,282 $23.1M
Florida 179,455 817,008 $19.2M
Texas 152,755 705,488 $16.9M
Pennsylvania 111,037 574,139 $13.8M
Ohio 96,631 453,155 $12.3M
Illinois 80,094 392,754 $9.91M
North Carolina 73,462 380,757 $8.41M
Michigan 84,514 345,330 $10.3M
Georgia 58,704 298,352 $6.84M
New Jersey 63,582 281,079 $7.13M
Tennessee 56,329 278,315 $6.14M
Missouri 49,461 260,894 $5.74M
Indiana 51,864 244,057 $6.2M
Massachusetts 45,690 228,200 $7.76M
Virginia 45,893 218,227 $5.22M
Alabama 41,090 210,396 $4.53M
Kentucky 36,346 190,901 $4.29M
Louisiana 35,656 189,719 $4.67M
Washington 41,078 189,173 $4.36M
Wisconsin 36,621 182,751 $4.46M
Arizona 43,307 175,296 $4.38M
Minnesota 33,938 150,763 $4.24M
South Carolina 30,616 144,790 $3.3M
Colorado 30,234 138,529 $3.37M
Oregon 28,399 133,028 $3.06M
Iowa 23,233 132,913 $2.92M
Arkansas 23,923 131,708 $2.92M
Connecticut 27,461 131,555 $3.23M
Oklahoma 25,781 124,209 $2.99M
Maryland 28,733 120,232 $3.2M
Mississippi 21,227 119,182 $2.31M
Kansas 20,356 107,423 $2.43M
West Virginia 18,128 91,232 $2.1M
Nebraska 12,848 75,324 $1.59M
Nevada 17,241 71,514 $1.73M
New Mexico 14,024 62,559 $1.65M
Utah 13,209 55,654 $1.36M
Rhode Island 8,667 51,561 $967K
Hawaii 10,102 46,974 $1.1M
Idaho 10,209 46,705 $1.25M
Maine 10,515 45,428 $1.23M
South Dakota 7,234 39,035 $901K
Montana 6,860 34,870 $779K
New Hampshire 7,413 33,257 $906K
North Dakota 5,647 28,542 $642K
Delaware 7,087 27,155 $801K
Vermont 4,006 18,128 $467K
Wyoming 2,723 13,573 $306K
District of Columbia 3,296 13,141 $327K
Alaska 1,883 10,136 $194K
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 TAMSULOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled5,177

EL CENTRO

California

FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,577

MONTEREY PARK

California

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled3,068

WHEELING

West Virginia

HECTOR CORDERO-JIMENEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled3,045

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ISAAC MADEB MD

Urology

Claims Filled3,042

BROOKLYN

New York

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,014

SKOKIE

Illinois

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,831

GARDEN GROVE

California

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled2,784

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,769

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled2,751

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,675

LOS ANGELES

California

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled2,603

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO RAMIREZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,431

DORADO

Puerto Rico

JOSE ALLENDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,337

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,315

BURBANK

California

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled2,301

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,254

BROOKLYN

New York

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,112

FRESNO

California

RICARDO SAADE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,108

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,081

WELLINGTON

Florida

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,052

FULLERTON

California

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled2,040

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

COSME GOMEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,037

MIAMI

Florida

MATTHEW FRY MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,021

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

LAWRENCE WINTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,903

AVENTURA

Florida