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KLOR-CON 8

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is a supplement that raises potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is essential for heart, nerve, and muscle function, and other important processes in your body. Blood potassium has to stay in a narrow range, so very small potassium level changes can have significant effects. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Potassium chloride

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

207K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 524 of 3395

$6.64M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1060 of 3395

58,063
Patients

Rank: 511 of 3395

34,632
Prescribers

Rank: 483 of 3395

More info on related drug Potassium chloride »

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

523K

2011

480K

2012

464K

2013

381K

2014

207K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$15.4M

2011

$14.4M

2012

$14.2M

2013

$12M

2014

$6.64M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$37

2011

$39

2012

$41

2013

$50

2014

$45

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 21,884 74,551 $3.05M
Florida 4,854 15,415 $377K
Texas 3,377 10,720 $276K
Oklahoma 1,876 10,028 $224K
Pennsylvania 1,819 7,310 $222K
Ohio 1,688 6,137 $188K
New York 1,760 5,792 $193K
Illinois 1,428 5,184 $147K
Georgia 1,317 5,043 $110K
Alabama 1,432 4,790 $114K
North Carolina 1,165 4,686 $122K
Tennessee 1,206 4,621 $103K
Indiana 1,194 4,412 $135K
Michigan 1,504 4,289 $138K
Kentucky 849 3,273 $81.3K
Louisiana 731 2,862 $59.1K
New Jersey 947 2,692 $87.1K
Arizona 765 2,655 $71.7K
Missouri 621 2,445 $58.4K
Virginia 607 2,392 $65.9K
South Carolina 602 2,222 $55.6K
Mississippi 521 2,085 $45.9K
Minnesota 499 1,870 $74.1K
Arkansas 469 1,856 $42K
Massachusetts 473 1,728 $66.4K
Washington 507 1,624 $58.9K
Oregon 463 1,427 $40.2K
Maryland 382 1,136 $44.1K
Nevada 377 1,024 $27.2K
New Mexico 324 996 $23.5K
Wisconsin 246 941 $30.5K
Colorado 289 886 $22.6K
West Virginia 221 860 $21.2K
Connecticut 193 734 $27.5K
North Dakota 192 732 $22.2K
Utah 244 705 $21.2K
Iowa 173 694 $22.9K
Kansas 192 658 $22.5K
Idaho 164 584 $15K
South Dakota 160 529 $15.8K
Nebraska 118 528 $15K
Montana 131 511 $12.8K
District of Columbia 84 360 $7,558
Rhode Island 66 307 $9,775
New Hampshire 85 265 $9,158
Maine 71 253 $9,719
Delaware 70 206 $7,961
Hawaii 50 193 $6,960
Alaska 23 119 $1,797
Wyoming 25 80 $2,701
Vermont 18 44 $2,202
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 KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANTONY ERNEST M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled96

LANCASTER

California

MICHAEL SCOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

TULSA

Oklahoma

SHOVEK BOYADJIAN

Family Medicine

Claims Filled95

PANORAMA CITY

California

ANDREW KIM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled95

LOS ANGELES

California

SOLEDAD WANG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled93

SAPULPA

Oklahoma

DAVID KAUFER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

SAN DIEGO

California

BRIAN FIPPS PAC

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled92

PADEN

Oklahoma

HOWARD EINHORN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

MELROSE PARK

Illinois

EDWARD BASS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

SYLVESTER

Georgia

VAHAN MADATOVIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled90

GLENDALE

California

JANE KAUFFMAN M,D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled90

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

MARK WEEBER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled89

CHICO

California

MICHAEL HARTWIG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

PERRY

Oklahoma

THOMAS WOODBURY D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled89

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California

ELLIOTT PARTRIDGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

ELDORADO

Illinois

ROYCE HUTAIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled88

FULLERTON

California

LARAN LERNER D.O.

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine, Sports Medicine

Claims Filled88

WESTLAND

Michigan

ZARINE TER-POGHOSYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled87

BURBANK

California

REYADH MICHAIL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled86

PANORAMA CITY

California

SOON KWUN M.D.,F.A.C.C.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled86

EL MONTE

California

RICHARD REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

KENT DENSON

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled85

ADA

Oklahoma

DICKRAN GULESSERIAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

FRESNO

California

STEPHEN KREUSER MD

General Practice

Claims Filled85

WASHBURN

Wisconsin

ALFRED SAVAGE D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled85

MOUNT PLEASANT

Iowa