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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
TODD MILLER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,290

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ROBERT TAYLOR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,289

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

HOWARD KIVELL MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,288

BRONX

New York

MIGUEL SOSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,286

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

WALTER HOLLOWAY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,286

WEST PLAINS

Missouri

JONATHAN ANDERSON M.D., F.A.C.S.

Urology

Claims Filled1,284

AIKEN

South Carolina

NESTOR AMADOR M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,278

MANATI

Puerto Rico

MISAK ABDULIAN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,276

LOS ANGELES

California

SAMUEL SHUFFLER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,274

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

RALPH COX MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,274

KINSTON

North Carolina

ROBERT STUART M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,272

PEORIA

Illinois

JEFFREY JOHNSON MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,268

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

SAPAN POLEPALLE MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,264

BRONX

New York

RICHARD ANTOSEK D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled1,256

SUNRISE

Florida

BEN CRANFILL M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,255

COTTONWOOD

Arizona

RAZMIK OHANJANIAN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,243

GLENDALE

California

LEONEL GUERRERO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,242

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

CHARLES BOWIE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,237

EUNICE

Louisiana

GARY WALTON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,232

ATHENS

Georgia

GILBERT GONZALEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,229

VIDALIA

Georgia

JENS GRAVERSEN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled1,220

LAUREL

Mississippi

RICCARDO RICCIARDI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,217

BAYSIDE

New York

SHERIF EL-MASRY MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,216

YONKERS

New York

THOMAS KOWALKOWSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,213

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

GLENN GANGI MD

Urology

Claims Filled1,210

MULLINS

South Carolina