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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
PAUL TOCCI MD

Urology

Claims Filled886

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled885

NORTON

Virginia

VICTOR LYAPIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled884

COLUSA

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled881

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CAREY RANSONE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled881

LA PORTE

Indiana

JAYPRAKASH PATEL MD

Urology

Claims Filled880

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BEN CRANFILL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled876

JONESBORO

Arkansas

DAVID GENTILE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled870

ROCHESTER

New York

SAPAN POLEPALLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled869

BRONX

New York

LUIS SABOGAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled866

MIAMI

Florida

RONALD BENOIT MD

Specialist

Claims Filled864

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled863

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

BRIGETTE SLOMOVIC PA

Physician Assistant, Surgical

Claims Filled862

ROCHESTER

New York

TIMOTHY COLLINS MD

Urology

Claims Filled858

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

SAMUEL SHUFFLER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled855

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

DANIEL COLE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled855

WEXFORD

Pennsylvania

AUGUST MAGGIO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled854

SANTA ANA

California

CHARLES WOMACK MD

Urology

Claims Filled853

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

THOMAS KOWALKOWSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled842

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled841

LENEXA

Kansas

THOMAS EWING MD

Urology

Claims Filled839

GONZALES

Louisiana

ROBERT LUANGKHOT M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled839

FLUSHING

New York

STUART ZYKORIE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled835

HOUSTON

Texas

YIH LAI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled834

WHITTIER

California

CHRISTOPHER VULIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled827

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri