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SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

391K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 391 of 3395

$86.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 298 of 3395

153,112
Patients

Rank: 347 of 3395

84,791
Prescribers

Rank: 288 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

338K

2011

364K

2012

411K

2013

433K

2014

391K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$41.2M

2011

$49.4M

2012

$66.4M

2013

$81.2M

2014

$86.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$91

2011

$97

2012

$95

2013

$102

2014

$108

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 11,534 32,185 $7.42M
Texas 12,736 28,690 $6.66M
Florida 12,019 26,304 $5.76M
California 10,517 26,025 $5.99M
Pennsylvania 8,750 24,715 $5.52M
Ohio 5,816 16,302 $3.67M
New Jersey 5,652 15,275 $3.51M
Georgia 5,854 14,023 $3.18M
North Carolina 5,706 13,944 $3.13M
Illinois 4,169 11,732 $2.56M
Alabama 4,237 10,926 $2.43M
Louisiana 3,642 9,328 $1.95M
Virginia 3,691 9,327 $1.97M
Tennessee 3,914 9,289 $2.14M
Michigan 4,087 9,211 $2.06M
Massachusetts 3,083 8,175 $2.08M
Kentucky 3,040 8,064 $1.84M
Indiana 2,597 7,060 $1.57M
South Carolina 2,724 6,058 $1.43M
Maryland 2,333 5,910 $1.26M
Mississippi 2,403 5,889 $1.44M
Connecticut 2,153 5,885 $1.36M
Wisconsin 2,183 5,839 $1.21M
Arkansas 1,980 5,768 $1.33M
Missouri 2,169 5,560 $1.17M
Minnesota 2,055 5,488 $1.09M
Oklahoma 1,765 4,490 $1.08M
Arizona 2,056 4,027 $931K
Washington 1,519 3,950 $836K
Colorado 1,755 3,795 $903K
West Virginia 1,326 3,224 $764K
Oregon 1,190 3,013 $617K
Kansas 932 2,951 $585K
Iowa 860 2,672 $533K
Nevada 856 1,939 $413K
Utah 709 1,601 $315K
Maine 548 1,595 $390K
Nebraska 519 1,477 $297K
New Hampshire 539 1,458 $335K
Rhode Island 480 1,377 $323K
New Mexico 623 1,308 $334K
Idaho 491 1,223 $251K
South Dakota 268 853 $168K
Delaware 323 828 $189K
Montana 260 764 $159K
Vermont 172 488 $103K
Wyoming 168 475 $104K
District of Columbia 219 416 $92.3K
Hawaii 171 391 $88.2K
North Dakota 158 388 $66.7K
Alaska 147 323 $74.5K
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 CARAFATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled115

EVERGREEN

Alabama

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled113

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOSEPH FELDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled113

NEW YORK

New York

MARK LI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

HACIENDA HTS

California

RONALD RINKER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

PASCAGOULA

Mississippi

FERNANDO RAMOS-MERCADO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

MONTICELLO

Georgia

DON HEACOCK M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled110

MACON

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled110

WESTLAND

Michigan

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled109

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled109

NEW YORK

New York

JOHN KRAVITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled107

MOUNT LAUREL

New Jersey

RAMON MARRERO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

GITA KOSHY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled106

MELBOURNE

Florida

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

LEONARD FICHTER DO

Surgery

Claims Filled106

HURRICANE

West Virginia

ROBERT DELUCA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

EASTLAND

Texas

SANDRA MILLER APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled104

SARATOGA SPRINGS

Utah

FIONA JU CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled103

PARMA

Ohio

THOMAS IZQUIERDO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled102

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

HRAIR SIMONIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled101

FORT SMITH

Arkansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

TUCKER

Georgia

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled98

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

VIJAYA KAILA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

HOUSTON

Texas