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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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62%

of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

15%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8.19M

2011

9.38M

2012

11.2M

2013

12.4M

2014

13.8M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$289M

2011

$234M

2012

$271M

2013

$287M

2014

$431M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$54

2011

$48

2012

$46

2013

$49

2014

$53

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
KULDIP BEHNIWAL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,940

FRESNO

California

EDWARD GHEILER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,918

HIALEAH

Florida

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,873

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ROBERTO VAZQUEZ RAMOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,866

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

FREDDY MENDEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,832

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

COSME GOMEZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,831

MIAMI

Florida

LAWRENCE WINTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,767

AVENTURA

Florida

ALEXANDER MARINBAKH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,738

BROOKLYN

New York

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,686

NEW YORK

New York

SHAHIN DERBOGHOSSIANS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,672

GLENDALE

California

BENJAMIN PEREZ-SOTO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,662

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

MARK SWOFFORD DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,657

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,654

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,647

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,638

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHELLE CILENTO RPA-C

Gynecology

Claims Filled1,634

ROCHESTER

New York

CHIN CHUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,614

FLUSHING

New York

BRIGETTE SLOMOVIC PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled1,609

ROCHESTER

New York

LUIS MAGGIOLO M.D

Urology

Claims Filled1,603

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ERIC KREUTZER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,596

BRONX

New York

GUILLERMO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,590

HIALEAH

Florida

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,584

NEW YORK

New York

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,577

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ROGER VITKO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,566

EDINBURG

Texas

MARCIAL WALKER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,563

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico