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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 2014

539K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 329 of 3362

$7.46M
Retail Cost

Rank: 898 of 3362

248,503
Patients

Rank: 262 of 3362

111,351
Prescribers

Rank: 231 of 3362

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89%

of people say

it's worth it

64%

of people say

it worked well

6%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 25,078 47,007 $607K
New York 17,980 42,289 $586K
Pennsylvania 16,121 36,451 $514K
Ohio 13,886 31,151 $547K
Florida 14,167 30,661 $374K
Michigan 9,935 23,690 $409K
Illinois 10,516 22,831 $308K
Wisconsin 8,207 19,054 $264K
Washington 7,781 18,140 $228K
Indiana 8,530 17,932 $253K
Texas 10,158 17,388 $229K
Minnesota 6,016 16,023 $276K
Massachusetts 5,721 14,926 $245K
Missouri 6,479 14,175 $192K
Kentucky 6,703 13,285 $168K
New Jersey 6,354 13,198 $167K
Virginia 5,823 11,439 $147K
Iowa 4,378 10,366 $122K
North Carolina 4,834 10,363 $156K
Oregon 3,727 8,469 $122K
Maryland 3,966 8,208 $101K
Oklahoma 4,369 7,903 $82.6K
Tennessee 3,765 7,701 $116K
Georgia 3,720 7,693 $111K
Arizona 3,443 6,863 $89.8K
Nebraska 2,703 5,908 $69.6K
Alabama 2,905 5,440 $75.1K
Connecticut 2,172 5,045 $76.5K
Kansas 1,937 4,372 $57.4K
South Carolina 1,804 3,879 $57.3K
Maine 1,291 3,357 $54.3K
Colorado 1,489 3,075 $45.4K
Louisiana 1,275 3,050 $40.6K
Utah 1,237 2,833 $49K
Hawaii 1,491 2,602 $28.1K
Mississippi 1,213 2,433 $28.8K
New Hampshire 840 2,175 $33.5K
Idaho 1,062 2,148 $26.8K
West Virginia 968 2,138 $32.1K
New Mexico 1,030 1,988 $23.8K
Rhode Island 781 1,781 $25.6K
Nevada 900 1,773 $26.6K
South Dakota 739 1,747 $22.7K
Vermont 592 1,612 $27.5K
Arkansas 813 1,540 $21K
Delaware 703 1,417 $22.1K
Montana 517 1,243 $18.3K
North Dakota 366 904 $14.5K
Alaska 276 709 $9,041
District of Columbia 344 674 $8,072
Wyoming 122 322 $5,828
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 LOPERAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled567

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled543

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled369

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled343

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

DAVID NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled281

SEATTLE

Washington

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled274

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

DUNG NGUYEN MD

General Practice

Claims Filled262

TACOMA

Washington

MUHAMMAD ALAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled258

ELMIRA

New York

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled252

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

ERNESTO PADRON M.D

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled244

CHICAGO

Illinois

NICHOLAS TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled239

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

TUNG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

SAN FRANCISCO

California

RICHARD ARNOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled217

CYNTHIANA

Kentucky

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

WOODLAWN

Virginia

JAMES CHURCH M.D.

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled201

CLEVELAND

Ohio

MINH HUYNH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

SAN JOSE

California

KHALIL KORKOR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled188

CANTON

Ohio

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled180

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

RAMA VAIDYANATHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

NGHIA PHAN M.D.

Claims Filled174

UPPER DARBY

Pennsylvania

HOANG NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled168

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SHEILA SANCHEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled167

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

BENJAMIN TRUONG MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled167

ROSEMEAD

California