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ENULOSE

LACTULOSE

Generlac (lactulose) draws water into the intestines to soften your stool for easier passing. It also helps draw ammonia into your stool for removal from the body. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug lactulose

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

164K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 571 of 3395

$2.69M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1359 of 3395

34,646
Patients

Rank: 623 of 3395

16,732
Prescribers

Rank: 662 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

146K

2011

104K

2012

218K

2013

195K

2014

164K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.7M

2011

$1.97M

2012

$4.25M

2013

$3.21M

2014

$2.69M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$15

2011

$15

2012

$19

2013

$22

2014

$21

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 5,942 22,197 $309K
New York 4,079 19,653 $309K
New Jersey 1,962 11,170 $147K
Ohio 1,387 10,981 $205K
Illinois 1,470 9,382 $170K
Michigan 1,591 8,855 $143K
Massachusetts 1,653 8,196 $146K
Texas 2,124 7,175 $134K
Pennsylvania 1,346 6,313 $112K
California 1,665 5,613 $94.5K
Connecticut 1,061 4,910 $101K
Louisiana 1,039 3,919 $56.1K
North Carolina 807 3,899 $68.8K
Washington 597 3,446 $59.9K
Maryland 777 3,208 $45.4K
Missouri 504 3,192 $52.1K
Rhode Island 382 2,812 $53K
West Virginia 369 2,784 $41.1K
Wisconsin 531 2,594 $43.1K
Indiana 429 2,267 $43.2K
New Hampshire 326 2,076 $33.2K
Oklahoma 386 1,876 $34K
New Mexico 408 1,726 $27.3K
Kentucky 340 1,497 $22.9K
Oregon 286 1,439 $28.9K
Minnesota 289 1,388 $26K
South Dakota 166 1,384 $24.3K
Colorado 233 1,250 $20.3K
Idaho 208 1,170 $20.8K
Kansas 195 1,074 $15.5K
Maine 266 1,019 $16.3K
Georgia 279 651 $9,973
Delaware 118 596 $8,636
South Carolina 167 540 $8,892
Virginia 219 537 $8,707
Vermont 61 314 $4,354
Alabama 110 284 $3,833
Montana 49 269 $4,701
Iowa 55 265 $4,702
Tennessee 96 244 $5,098
Arizona 81 239 $2,882
District of Columbia 58 207 $2,926
Utah 57 170 $3,022
Nebraska 28 164 $2,190
North Dakota 50 123 $1,669
Mississippi 46 100 $1,391
Wyoming 18 87 $1,888
Nevada 34 71 $1,398
Arkansas 26 68 $1,398
Hawaii 28 $335
Alaska 26 $418
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 ENULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM HANDELMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled192

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DAVID BARRASSO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled189

MEDFORD

Massachusetts

JASON LUDWIG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled189

BOISE

Idaho

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled187

ANAHEIM

California

GARY LAMBERT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

CHAN PARK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled187

SLATERSVILLE

Rhode Island

LAWRENCE SANDERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

DOVER

New Hampshire

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

NICHOLAS GUITTARI M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled178

BAYONNE

New Jersey

STEPHEN ZEBROWSKI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

PLAINVILLE

Connecticut

STEVEN HAMBERG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled176

BYRON CENTER

Michigan

PANKAJ JOSHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled175

PALM HARBOR

Florida

EDILIA ALZUGARAY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled174

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled173

HOUSTON

Texas

PANKAJA ACHAR MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled173

SOUTH ORANGE

New Jersey

HANY SOURIAL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled173

PARAMUS

New Jersey

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

GALESBURG

Illinois

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled170

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MARK OSTREM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled169

QUINCY

Massachusetts

ERIC METZLER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled162

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

JEROME WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled161

HOUSTON

Texas

ALBERTO ERFE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

WOONSOCKET

Rhode Island

ANDREW BROBBEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

EUCLID

Ohio

MICKEY SHARMA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled160

GARNERVILLE

New York

LUBNA AHMED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled160

HAMILTON

New Jersey