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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
EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,891

HIALEAH

Florida

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,885

VALDOSTA

Georgia

AVELINO PINON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,747

MIAMI

Florida

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,735

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERTO VAZQUEZ RAMOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,733

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

IGOR RYNDIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,712

BROOKLYN

New York

BRIGETTE SLOMOVIC PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled1,709

ROCHESTER

New York

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,619

LOS ANGELES

California

SURESH AMINA MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,619

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,567

NEW YORK

New York

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,557

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,556

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

CHIN CHUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,551

FLUSHING

New York

HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,541

EDINBURG

Texas

LUIS MAGGIOLO M.D

Urology

Claims Filled1,540

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BENJAMIN PEREZ-SOTO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,537

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

SHAHIN DERBOGHOSSIANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,536

GLENDALE

California

TOMAS DE JESUS ROMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,521

PONCE

Puerto Rico

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,520

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID GENTILE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,473

ROCHESTER

New York

DWAYNE MCQUITTY MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,469

PEKIN

Illinois

FREDDY MENDEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,464

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,462

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,438

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

LISA DOMAGALA RPA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,437

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York