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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
HENRY RUIZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,484

MCALLEN

Texas

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,456

WELLINGTON

Florida

SHAHIN DERBOGHOSSIANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,444

GLENDALE

California

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled1,408

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ALEXANDER MARINBAKH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,353

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,324

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

JUAN SUAREZ M.D. , F.A.C.S.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,316

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MISAK ABDULIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,301

LOS ANGELES

California

CHIN CHUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,257

FLUSHING

New York

FREDERICK KLEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,250

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,248

HIALEAH

Florida

BERNARD MOULE MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,240

E PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

AVELINO PINON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,240

MIAMI

Florida

SURESH AMINA MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,234

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,198

NEW YORK

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,170

LOS ANGELES

California

BRAD WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,168

PALM SPRINGS

California

RALPH COX MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,165

KINSTON

North Carolina

JORGE ECHENIQUE MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,147

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RUBEN RAMIREZ M.D.,F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled1,127

MONTEREY PARK

California

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,111

GLENDALE

California

DAVID LILLIE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,106

KENMORE

New York

COSME GOMEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,096

MIAMI

Florida

GENE MEISENBERG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,091

BROOKLYN

New York

MARK BRANDT MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,091

NILES

Illinois