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KLOR-CON 8

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

464K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 348 of 3238

$14.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 693 of 3238

105,224
Patients

Rank: 383 of 3238

52,580
Prescribers

Rank: 373 of 3238

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 40,271 169,143 $5.85M
Florida 8,150 33,531 $810K
Texas 6,068 25,400 $692K
Pennsylvania 3,677 18,616 $553K
Ohio 3,423 15,612 $507K
Oklahoma 2,590 15,253 $384K
New York 3,400 13,353 $442K
Alabama 2,731 13,023 $314K
Tennessee 2,459 11,586 $289K
Illinois 2,415 11,258 $348K
Michigan 2,860 10,175 $332K
Georgia 2,183 9,916 $241K
Indiana 2,136 9,208 $320K
North Carolina 1,789 8,756 $229K
Kentucky 1,706 8,733 $213K
New Jersey 1,979 7,220 $241K
Louisiana 1,294 6,363 $141K
Arizona 1,573 5,781 $177K
Missouri 1,109 5,698 $152K
Mississippi 1,095 5,490 $122K
Oregon 1,135 4,915 $148K
Virginia 1,075 4,824 $147K
Arkansas 872 4,402 $110K
Washington 992 3,956 $137K
South Carolina 819 3,411 $98.2K
Minnesota 677 3,350 $123K
Massachusetts 702 3,151 $123K
Nevada 701 2,598 $70K
New Mexico 558 2,075 $53.9K
Colorado 469 2,072 $60.3K
Utah 482 2,002 $60.2K
West Virginia 450 1,982 $49.7K
Kansas 393 1,972 $67.2K
Maryland 560 1,969 $78.4K
Wisconsin 411 1,908 $66.1K
Iowa 300 1,626 $54.1K
Connecticut 314 1,417 $51.1K
North Dakota 240 1,346 $36.4K
Idaho 287 1,280 $37K
South Dakota 242 1,129 $34.4K
Montana 200 1,056 $25.8K
Nebraska 195 1,051 $32K
Rhode Island 127 682 $21.7K
Delaware 150 548 $18.7K
District of Columbia 123 547 $13.3K
Maine 113 522 $18.4K
New Hampshire 113 503 $18.2K
Hawaii 82 370 $11.1K
Wyoming 61 261 $6,575
Alaska 33 172 $3,410
Vermont 33 128 $4,496
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 KLOR-CON 8

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled158

LOS ANGELES

California

UDAY MISHRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

OCALA

Florida

MAARTEN WYBENGA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

PRATTVILLE

Alabama

SIEGHART PONHOLD M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

LAKEWOOD

California

VASUDEVA DESAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

ROBERT YANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled156

SAN BERNARDINO

California

AMINAH NAJIEB M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

SACRAMENTO

California

ANTONY ERNEST M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled155

LANCASTER

California

ARKADY STERN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

LOS ANGELES

California

MADHAVA NARALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled155

FRESNO

California

JASVIR SIDHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled155

PORTERVILLE

California

MARINA GOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled154

GLENDALE

California

ASSAD DARAWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled153

INDIO

California

FRANK BUCHANAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled153

HANFORD

California

PO LEW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

ROSEMEAD

California

KUCHAKULLA REDDY M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled152

OCALA

Florida

SATWANT SAMRAO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled152

MADERA

California

LOUIS HERNANDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled151

MADERA

California

JOHN GRUEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

PANORAMA CITY

California

JOSEPH MAGEE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

TUBA CITY

Arizona

ROBERT SCHRIBER MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled150

DAYTON

Ohio

ARTURO VALDERRAMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

CHULA VISTA

California

ABDUL MASOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled150

COMPTON

California

ALMENA FREE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

ANNISTON

Alabama

VATSAL MODY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled149

RANCHO CUCAMONGA

California