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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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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
LUIS SABOGAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,552

MIAMI

Florida

YAN WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,550

NEW YORK

New York

BRAD WOLFSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,548

PALM SPRINGS

California

FRANK TORTORA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,540

CARY

North Carolina

SURESH AMINA MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,524

NEW CASTLE

Pennsylvania

JEFFREY TOUBIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,512

DALLAS

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,512

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,508

LOS ANGELES

California

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,507

EAGLE ROCK

California

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,499

SAGINAW

Michigan

ROBERT PUIG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,496

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,470

LOS ANGELES

California

PAUL TOCCI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,454

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,450

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JORGE CRESPO CARRILLO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,447

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

MAURICIO DAVALOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,446

EL PASO

Texas

GRANT DISICK MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,446

BOCA RATON

Florida

WILLIAM ROMAN AQUERON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,428

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

EMILY LEVANDUSKY P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled1,417

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

HAN LO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,416

SAN JOSE

California

LOUIS KANTZAVELOS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,411

WEST BURLINGTON

Iowa

JOHN WON

Urology

Claims Filled1,389

NEW YORK

New York

JORGE ECHENIQUE MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,386

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JOE ROSS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,385

JACKSON

Mississippi

NATARAJAN RAJAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,384

ROANOKE RAPIDS

North Carolina