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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$289M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 953,672 $32M
New York 674,955 $30.2M
Florida 592,954 $19.7M
Texas 495,673 $16.3M
Pennsylvania 430,456 $19.7M
Ohio 325,431 $12.5M
Illinois 320,254 $10.7M
North Carolina 262,744 $7.8M
Georgia 218,156 $6.67M
Tennessee 205,946 $6.12M
New Jersey 203,905 $8.19M
Missouri 192,701 $5.9M
Michigan 185,766 $8.55M
Indiana 170,723 $5.8M
Virginia 168,028 $5.54M
Massachusetts 158,835 $6.93M
Kentucky 148,288 $4.46M
Alabama 145,703 $4.25M
Puerto Rico 145,385 $3.83M
Washington 138,436 $4.49M
Louisiana 137,656 $3.94M
Wisconsin 127,833 $3.9M
Minnesota 119,426 $3.99M
Arizona 119,347 $4.39M
South Carolina 109,646 $3.81M
Arkansas 103,777 $3.14M
Colorado 101,235 $3.45M
Oklahoma 100,624 $4.34M
Iowa 99,657 $2.87M
Oregon 96,578 $3.28M
Mississippi 95,320 $2.31M
Connecticut 93,494 $3.41M
Maryland 89,373 $3.67M
Kansas 79,908 $2.32M
West Virginia 70,281 $2.66M
Nebraska 59,053 $1.63M
New Mexico 46,731 $1.58M
Nevada 45,237 $1.52M
Hawaii 41,018 $1.93M
Utah 40,907 $1.41M
Rhode Island 40,792 $1.5M
Idaho 34,756 $1.16M
Maine 34,163 $1.42M
Montana 27,894 $854K
South Dakota 27,768 $757K
New Hampshire 24,889 $922K
North Dakota 22,343 $604K
Delaware 17,745 $904K
Vermont 15,961 $622K
Wyoming 11,511 $358K
District of Columbia 8,617 $326K
Alaska 8,213 $249K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths 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
GEORGE STARR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PLATTSBURGH

New York

HUMA AFTAB M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JOSEPH LUINSTRA MD

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEWTON

Kansas

JEFFREY SCHAFFER

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LONG BEACH

New York

JOHN MUNOZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

ALLAN NASH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREVARD

North Carolina

SANDRA PARKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEATRICE

Nebraska

EMMANUEL FABELLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TULARE

California

KEVIN ST JOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MANCHESTER

Pennsylvania

JOHN QUARRIER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CROPSEYVILLE

New York

ANJALI DESAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST DEPTFORD

New Jersey

SRINIVASAN RAGHAVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

DAVID IRVINE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALBANY

Oregon

RALPH NIMCHAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LAREDO

Texas

SOMASHEKAR PALLEGAR M D P L MD ABFP FRCS DA FPA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BRADENTON

Florida

ANDREW EDWARDS MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST LAFAYETTE

Indiana

JOHN BRENNAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Pennsylvania

TIMOTHY VAN ERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MCMINNVILLE

Oregon

CARTER GIBSON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COVINGTON

Georgia

PAUL GETTINGER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BREMEN

Indiana

LOUIS PAPA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCHESTER

New York

JUDY TUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

JON DEDON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

LEONARDO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MENDOTA

Illinois

MICHAEL ZIMMERER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ZANESVILLE

Ohio