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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 2015

13.8M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 22 of 3395

$431M
Retail Cost

Rank: 65 of 3395

2,878,628
Patients

Rank: 30 of 3395

382,682
Prescribers

Rank: 30 of 3395

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

19%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 320,986 1,489,898 $53M
New York 217,520 1,085,316 $32.7M
Florida 232,770 987,823 $32.1M
Texas 194,645 849,419 $26.5M
Pennsylvania 138,593 694,654 $21.6M
Ohio 121,592 561,111 $18.5M
Illinois 107,816 505,730 $15.5M
North Carolina 94,877 464,713 $12.3M
Michigan 107,907 435,948 $16M
Georgia 78,937 391,762 $10.7M
New Jersey 79,287 343,714 $11.5M
Tennessee 72,452 335,698 $9.62M
Missouri 63,955 323,176 $9.24M
Indiana 67,053 305,160 $10.4M
Massachusetts 58,665 287,210 $9.01M
Virginia 60,292 272,568 $8.81M
Arizona 59,364 239,082 $8.41M
Alabama 51,246 237,130 $6.34M
Washington 53,403 234,037 $7.62M
Louisiana 44,579 228,217 $6.21M
Wisconsin 48,041 227,259 $7.86M
Kentucky 44,821 226,287 $6.31M
South Carolina 45,683 212,014 $6.05M
Colorado 43,452 186,567 $6.63M
Minnesota 43,704 184,689 $6.56M
Oregon 37,146 166,251 $5.47M
Arkansas 30,591 164,121 $4.02M
Connecticut 35,806 163,758 $5.17M
Maryland 41,292 163,698 $5.84M
Iowa 30,023 161,001 $4.44M
Oklahoma 32,307 147,817 $4.43M
Mississippi 26,622 143,406 $3.43M
Kansas 25,847 129,903 $3.67M
West Virginia 22,870 110,809 $3.41M
Nebraska 16,496 91,872 $2.39M
Nevada 22,672 91,081 $3.1M
New Mexico 18,486 79,171 $2.79M
Utah 19,044 78,020 $2.66M
Rhode Island 10,705 59,576 $1.56M
Idaho 13,562 58,364 $1.92M
Maine 13,363 55,001 $1.89M
Hawaii 11,993 49,246 $1.69M
South Dakota 9,054 45,738 $1.31M
New Hampshire 10,593 45,655 $1.51M
Montana 9,087 42,225 $1.31M
Delaware 9,107 34,148 $1.33M
North Dakota 7,050 33,803 $990K
Vermont 6,053 25,604 $912K
Wyoming 3,935 17,830 $555K
District of Columbia 4,448 16,738 $552K
Alaska 2,417 13,917 $364K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,700

MIAMI

Florida

ROGER VITKO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,682

EDINBURG

Texas

MARCUS LOO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,679

NEW YORK

New York

MAURICIO DAVALOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,670

EL PASO

Texas

FRANCISCO CARPIO M.D.,

Specialist

Claims Filled1,656

DURANGO

Colorado

JAMES EATON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,649

STOCKBRIDGE

Georgia

G TRONO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,645

HARTFORD

Connecticut

THOMAS BOGAARD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,642

LOS ANGELES

California

JOE ROSS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,636

JACKSON

Mississippi

ERIC KREUTZER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,628

BRONX

New York

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,622

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

RONALD BENOIT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,615

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

STEVEN NASH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,614

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

JOHN PECK M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,603

ASHLAND

Ohio

CHIN CHUNG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,600

FLUSHING

New York

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,598

LOS ANGELES

California

CAROL FOX N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled1,595

NORTH DARTMOUTH

Massachusetts

ROBERT FIORELLI DO

Urology

Claims Filled1,565

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

BENJAMIN PEREZ-SOTO MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,563

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,558

LOS ANGELES

California

LUIS SABOGAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,537

MIAMI

Florida

NATARAJAN RAJAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,533

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina

BRAD WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,531

PALM SPRINGS

California

ERIC ORDINARIO D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,506

LAKE CITY

Florida

BEN JACOBS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,505

BROOKLYN

New York