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LOPERAMIDE

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

521K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 326 of 3238

$6.82M
Retail Cost

Rank: 897 of 3238

241,563
Patients

Rank: 253 of 3238

106,060
Prescribers

Rank: 223 of 3238

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89%

of people say

it's worth it

62%

of people say

it worked well

6%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 22,785 42,583 $534K
New York 16,785 39,786 $544K
Pennsylvania 17,009 37,829 $497K
Florida 14,255 31,447 $367K
Ohio 13,774 30,136 $493K
Illinois 10,391 22,884 $286K
Michigan 9,410 21,960 $357K
Wisconsin 7,722 17,702 $229K
Washington 7,568 17,338 $208K
Indiana 8,345 16,669 $224K
Texas 9,532 16,634 $198K
Minnesota 5,444 14,854 $228K
Massachusetts 5,586 14,142 $223K
Missouri 6,316 13,943 $180K
New Jersey 6,694 13,648 $170K
Kentucky 6,638 12,727 $160K
Virginia 5,734 11,276 $141K
Iowa 4,353 10,200 $108K
North Carolina 4,539 9,916 $137K
Oregon 3,614 8,369 $118K
Maryland 3,818 7,618 $90.9K
Tennessee 3,555 7,391 $104K
Georgia 3,677 7,266 $98.1K
Oklahoma 4,193 7,230 $71.3K
Arizona 3,244 6,570 $79.2K
Alabama 3,053 5,755 $72.1K
Nebraska 2,559 5,496 $60.4K
Connecticut 2,120 4,882 $71K
Kansas 1,992 4,453 $57.7K
Maine 1,192 3,263 $49.1K
South Carolina 1,635 3,162 $43.1K
Louisiana 1,257 3,084 $39.8K
Colorado 1,337 2,772 $37.2K
Hawaii 1,621 2,755 $26.2K
Utah 1,109 2,610 $43.5K
Mississippi 1,222 2,403 $28.2K
New Mexico 1,050 2,113 $23.8K
New Hampshire 828 2,110 $31.9K
West Virginia 808 1,887 $27.8K
South Dakota 776 1,850 $22.5K
Rhode Island 751 1,772 $23.9K
Idaho 908 1,759 $21.8K
Nevada 844 1,578 $20.1K
Arkansas 781 1,463 $21K
Vermont 520 1,451 $23K
Delaware 673 1,439 $19K
Montana 541 1,276 $16.6K
North Dakota 377 925 $11.9K
District of Columbia 342 719 $10.5K
Alaska 240 598 $6,005
Wyoming 110 275 $4,436
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 LOPERAMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled162

MIAMI

Florida

HUAN D LE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled159

WESTMINSTER

California

JOHN HAEBICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled157

CHICAGO

Illinois

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled154

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

NGOC AN PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled154

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

PAUL GUENTHNER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled154

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

LAURENCE SKENDZEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled152

MARQUETTE

Michigan

KHALIL KORKOR M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled152

CANTON

Ohio

RICHARD ARNOLD MD

General Practice

Claims Filled152

CYNTHIANA

Kentucky

NGA PHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

SAN JOSE

California

RAMA VAIDYANATHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled150

WEST ALLIS

Wisconsin

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled149

NEW YORK

New York

KHANH TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

SAN JOSE

California

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SHEILA SANCHEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

THOMAS WOJCIECHOWSKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

BOWLING GREEN

Ohio

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled145

MIAMI

Florida

HONG BUI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled143

SAN JOSE

California

GUILHERME COSTA MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled142

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL DUNLANY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

MIGUEL CORONA OLIVARES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

BOLIVAR PEREZ-DIAZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

BRONX

New York

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled138

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

MICHAEL DUNDR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled138

DAVIE

Florida