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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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TAMSULOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,756

EL CENTRO

California

FELIX CHI-MIN YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,225

MONTEREY PARK

California

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,917

GARDEN GROVE

California

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled2,719

WHEELING

West Virginia

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,659

LOS ANGELES

California

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,612

SKOKIE

Illinois

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled2,563

MIAMI

Florida

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,411

LOS ANGELES

California

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,329

BROOKLYN

New York

LI-CHIH WU MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,119

MONTEREY PARK

California

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,068

NEW YORK

New York

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,037

NEW YORK

New York

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,943

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ISAAC MADEB MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,884

BROOKLYN

New York

KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,785

FRESNO

California

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,762

HIALEAH

Florida

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,724

BROOKLYN

New York

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,675

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

LAWRENCE WINTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,674

AVENTURA

Florida

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,654

FULLERTON

California

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,576

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

BENJAMIN PENG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,534

NEW YORK

New York

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,516

LOS ANGELES

California

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,508

BURBANK

California

LUIS MAGGIOLO M.D

Urology

Claims Filled1,494

CORAL GABLES

Florida