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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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of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

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
THEODORE AFFUE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled6,490

EL CENTRO

California

FELIX CHI-MING YIP M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled3,527

MONTEREY PARK

California

GREGORY MERRICK MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled3,362

WHEELING

West Virginia

HECTOR CORDERO-JIMENEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled3,357

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ISAAC MADEB MD

Urology

Claims Filled3,285

BROOKLYN

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,141

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled3,061

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,863

LOS ANGELES

California

VLADIMIR KRICHEVSKY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,779

BROOKLYN

New York

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled2,749

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LEV ELTERMAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,639

SKOKIE

Illinois

ARMEN KASSABIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,580

BURBANK

California

JOSE ALLENDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,490

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

LISA DOMAGALA RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled2,464

ORCHARD PARK

New York

RICARDO SAADE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,383

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,338

WELLINGTON

Florida

ALI ALAVI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,313

FULLERTON

California

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled2,289

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,283

BROOKLYN

New York

ALBERTO RAMIREZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,219

DORADO

Puerto Rico

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled2,137

GARDEN GROVE

California

MATTHEW FRY MD

Urology

Claims Filled2,111

HATTIESBURG

Mississippi

PHILLIP GINSBERG D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled2,041

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,013

TUCKER

Georgia

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled1,975

MIAMI

Florida