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LOPERAMIDE

LOPERAMIDE HCL

Treats diarrhea and decreases the amount of drainage in patients who have ostomies. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

558K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 323 of 3395

$10.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 890 of 3395

259,552
Patients

Rank: 256 of 3395

117,939
Prescribers

Rank: 218 of 3395

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it's worth it

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it worked well

6%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

434K

2011

481K

2012

521K

2013

539K

2014

558K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.12M

2011

$4.71M

2012

$6.82M

2013

$7.46M

2014

$10.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$10

2011

$10

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$11

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 26,137 49,120 $765K
New York 18,985 43,740 $774K
Pennsylvania 17,854 39,322 $695K
Florida 14,700 31,401 $492K
Ohio 14,095 31,148 $652K
Michigan 10,294 23,941 $498K
Illinois 10,698 23,238 $367K
Wisconsin 8,914 20,098 $335K
Indiana 8,865 18,789 $306K
Texas 10,779 18,433 $1.77M
Washington 8,040 18,112 $302K
Minnesota 6,458 16,848 $346K
Massachusetts 5,943 15,272 $311K
Missouri 6,833 14,533 $242K
New Jersey 6,599 13,688 $206K
Kentucky 6,908 13,522 $209K
Virginia 5,956 12,013 $206K
North Carolina 5,373 11,174 $198K
Iowa 4,216 10,044 $129K
Maryland 4,595 9,387 $143K
Oregon 3,734 8,786 $152K
Georgia 3,935 7,937 $135K
Oklahoma 4,275 7,898 $101K
Arizona 4,034 7,859 $128K
Tennessee 3,887 7,815 $144K
Nebraska 2,743 6,035 $78.6K
Alabama 3,095 5,629 $94.8K
Connecticut 2,375 5,487 $108K
Kansas 1,939 4,452 $65.2K
South Carolina 2,103 4,312 $76.9K
Colorado 1,584 3,358 $63.7K
Maine 1,279 3,257 $74.4K
Utah 1,320 3,103 $71.9K
Louisiana 1,281 3,021 $45K
Hawaii 1,429 2,463 $32.3K
Mississippi 1,252 2,279 $33.3K
New Hampshire 871 2,244 $48.2K
New Mexico 1,136 2,232 $33.2K
West Virginia 942 2,173 $41.4K
Idaho 1,155 2,171 $33.8K
Rhode Island 840 1,969 $34.2K
Nevada 1,028 1,897 $34.7K
Vermont 673 1,869 $38.9K
South Dakota 764 1,730 $25.4K
Arkansas 898 1,727 $25.8K
Delaware 722 1,412 $26.9K
Montana 586 1,331 $23.9K
North Dakota 406 1,047 $19.1K
Alaska 288 710 $9,792
District of Columbia 389 686 $10.5K
Wyoming 136 289 $5,744
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 LOPERAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DARITH KHAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN JOSE

California

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

WALEED ELYAMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

OCALA

Florida

ANDREW LAZRIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

COLUMBIA

Maryland

PAUL GUENTHNER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled116

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

TUAN PHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled116

SAN JOSE

California

RAMON CLIMACO MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled115

ARCOLA

Illinois

NGA PHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

SAN JOSE

California

JACK ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled112

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MIGUEL CORONA OLIVARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

MIAMI

Florida

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

LOS ANGELES

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

FLUSHING

New York

VAN VU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

SANTA ANA

California

JOEL DE JESUS MD

Specialist

Claims Filled111

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

ARTURO LOAIZA-BONILLA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled111

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PHILIP ATIGRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

TAMPA

Florida

ROBERT LEBOW M.D.,

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled111

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

DARRELL OWENS D.N.P., ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled109

SEATTLE

Washington

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

KEWANEE

Illinois

MARIO GARCIA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

MIAMI

Florida

MUHAMMAD AL-MIDANI MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

BURTON

Michigan

BOSHENG QIU M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ALHAMBRA

California

ADEL BOUTROS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

LAKE FOREST

California