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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
JOHN WON

Urology

Claims Filled1,076

NEW YORK

New York

WILLIAM BINKLEY MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,075

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

TERRY YEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,063

HONOLULU

Hawaii

DWAYNE MCQUITTY MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,061

PEKIN

Illinois

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,058

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

EDWARD SCHATTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,058

PASADENA

Texas

PETER VASELOPULOS MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,056

EVANSTON

Illinois

WALTER HOLLOWAY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,053

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,040

MIAMI

Florida

EDUARDO GUZMAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,037

MIAMI

Florida

JULIAN ANTHONY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,031

CHULA VISTA

California

DAVID WEI MD, FACS

Urology

Claims Filled1,030

EWA BEACH

Hawaii

LARRY TETSOTI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,029

BROOKLYN

New York

RICHARD ANTOSEK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,026

SUNRISE

Florida

FREDRICK WOLK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,023

TORRANCE

California

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,020

EAGLE ROCK

California

AMERY WIRTSHAFTER MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,019

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

DANIEL SHASHA MD

Radiation Oncology

Claims Filled1,018

NEW YORK

New York

SAMUEL LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,017

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERT PUIG MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,000

MIAMI

Florida

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled991

MONTEBELLO

California

SZE LEE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled986

GLENDALE

California

LADD SCRIBER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled985

JONESBORO

Arkansas

EDUARDO GARCIA MONTES MD

Urology

Claims Filled983

MIAMI

Florida

AUBREY CHUNG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled982

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona