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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

12.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 23 of 3362

$287M
Retail Cost

Rank: 101 of 3362

2,551,073
Patients

Rank: 32 of 3362

360,709
Prescribers

Rank: 34 of 3362

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it worked well

15%

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 287,503 1,360,689 $33.6M
New York 198,313 1,003,048 $22.7M
Florida 205,628 890,719 $21.3M
Texas 172,646 762,128 $17.9M
Pennsylvania 124,136 636,252 $15.1M
Ohio 107,727 500,910 $12.4M
Illinois 95,361 451,181 $10.5M
North Carolina 83,418 422,343 $8.14M
Michigan 96,039 386,259 $10.4M
Georgia 67,748 340,872 $7.28M
New Jersey 70,686 306,825 $7.77M
Tennessee 63,282 302,480 $6.22M
Missouri 57,071 291,401 $6.33M
Indiana 59,711 275,717 $6.74M
Massachusetts 52,103 256,912 $6.71M
Virginia 52,761 243,440 $5.69M
Alabama 44,984 216,641 $4.4M
Washington 46,974 208,724 $4.84M
Arizona 51,848 208,712 $5.13M
Louisiana 39,593 204,602 $4.2M
Wisconsin 42,306 204,094 $5.22M
Kentucky 39,714 202,727 $4.22M
South Carolina 39,831 186,524 $4.11M
Minnesota 38,350 164,598 $4.41M
Colorado 36,971 162,826 $4.12M
Oregon 32,915 149,344 $3.57M
Iowa 26,322 145,074 $2.95M
Arkansas 26,828 144,696 $2.73M
Connecticut 30,772 143,574 $3.26M
Maryland 34,855 142,009 $3.58M
Oklahoma 28,626 133,889 $2.97M
Mississippi 23,299 128,864 $2.44M
Kansas 22,642 115,574 $2.56M
West Virginia 20,227 99,508 $2.17M
Nebraska 14,578 82,075 $1.64M
Nevada 19,724 79,709 $1.83M
New Mexico 16,046 68,832 $1.84M
Utah 15,686 64,345 $1.6M
Rhode Island 9,554 55,153 $987K
Idaho 11,492 50,416 $1.35M
Maine 11,890 49,442 $1.23M
Hawaii 11,050 47,771 $1.17M
South Dakota 8,100 42,334 $921K
Montana 7,921 38,264 $878K
New Hampshire 8,563 36,909 $906K
North Dakota 6,417 31,882 $664K
Delaware 8,080 30,725 $925K
Vermont 5,058 21,391 $529K
Wyoming 3,269 15,190 $342K
District of Columbia 3,768 14,706 $343K
Alaska 2,304 13,384 $256K
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 TAMSULOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
REGINALD STEWART DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

MICHELLE NICOLETTI RN,FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

WACO

Texas

MICHAEL STOKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WYTHEVILLE

Virginia

PATRICK O'CONNELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BAKERSFIELD

California

DARREN SHIMABUKURO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BELLFLOWER

California

STEVEN HOLCOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST BEND

Wisconsin

MATTHEW ROBERGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELBY

Michigan

DAVID PARKER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTHGLENN

Colorado

AARON HUFFSTUTTER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

TRENTON

Missouri

BRADLEY HOPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SANTA BARBARA

California

REBECCA STARR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

KENNETH SHERMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WENATCHEE

Washington

DAVID PETRIE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW HARTFORD

New York

RALUCA ROSCA-SICHITIU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

JONESBORO

Arkansas

AISHA WESLEY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

DONALD SCHREIBER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GAHANNA

Ohio

DHARAM BATISH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LIVERPOOL

Ohio

DAVID BAKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOOKERTON

North Carolina

LATA PATIL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CENTREVILLE

Alabama

AMY DOVE APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

NICHOLASVILLE

Kentucky

MIHAELA SORAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JENNIFER CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GEORGETOWN

Texas

BETH WENDT DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT

Michigan

DAVID HOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANAHEIM

California

PHILIP MITCHELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BURNSVILLE

North Carolina