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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 worked well

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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
UGHANMWAN EFEOVBOKHAN NP

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled570

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled529

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled482

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled263

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

MUHAMMAD ALAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled237

ELMIRA

New York

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled227

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

DUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled221

TACOMA

Washington

JAMES CHURCH M.D.

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled215

CLEVELAND

Ohio

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

RICHARD ARNOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled206

CYNTHIANA

Kentucky

KHALIL KORKOR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled200

CANTON

Ohio

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled192

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

NGHIA PHAN M.D.

Claims Filled185

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania

VASAVI REDDY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled185

HICKSVILLE

Ohio

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled182

DALLAS

Texas

WILLIAM HOVLAND MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled173

NORFOLK

Virginia

DAVID ESCHELBACHER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled171

TAMPA

Florida

TRUONG NGUYEN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ERNESTO PADRON M.D

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled170

CHICAGO

Illinois

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled169

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

NHAT MAI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled168

SAN JOSE

California

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

MIAMI

Florida

SHEILA SANCHEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled164

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico