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TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. It also is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Terazosin is in a class of medications called alpha-blockers. It relieves the symptoms of BPH by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.12M
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 453,935 $6.42M
Florida 184,174 $2.23M
New York 125,860 $1.82M
Pennsylvania 107,628 $1.44M
Texas 104,196 $1.32M
Ohio 90,952 $1.24M
Illinois 76,751 $902K
Massachusetts 63,932 $902K
Tennessee 61,338 $650K
Arizona 60,472 $855K
Georgia 58,781 $671K
North Carolina 54,879 $666K
Michigan 53,720 $740K
Missouri 51,866 $603K
Virginia 43,992 $592K
Minnesota 43,264 $493K
Indiana 42,939 $594K
Colorado 42,541 $544K
Wisconsin 42,098 $568K
Washington 39,468 $548K
Iowa 38,712 $364K
New Jersey 36,429 $580K
Alabama 33,736 $349K
Kentucky 31,903 $391K
Arkansas 30,565 $288K
Oregon 28,544 $358K
Oklahoma 27,717 $337K
Puerto Rico 27,003 $234K
Louisiana 26,939 $270K
Mississippi 26,893 $262K
South Carolina 26,428 $300K
Kansas 24,539 $285K
Maryland 22,856 $337K
Nevada 21,146 $254K
West Virginia 18,664 $208K
Nebraska 18,187 $184K
Connecticut 17,189 $255K
Hawaii 15,854 $276K
New Mexico 15,688 $217K
Maine 15,539 $254K
Utah 10,736 $126K
Rhode Island 10,436 $131K
Idaho 9,334 $121K
South Dakota 8,733 $86.8K
New Hampshire 8,063 $128K
Montana 7,577 $90.7K
North Dakota 6,374 $69.5K
Vermont 5,494 $79.4K
Delaware 3,524 $55K
Wyoming 3,321 $41.9K
District of Columbia 1,778 $24.1K
Alaska 1,297 $20.8K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for TERAZOSIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
KELLY JEONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled380

LOS ANGELES

California

NAWAR MANSOUR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled379

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MICHAEL CAPLAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled374

DANVILLE

Virginia

DANIEL SMILEY MD

Urology

Claims Filled370

SAN DIEGO

California

JOSE CASTELLANOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

COVINA

California

ARTHUR TIJERINA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled360

PARIS

Texas

SUZANNE SEXTON PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled359

TUCSON

Arizona

NITIN DESAI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled353

COLUMBUS

Georgia

LILLY BARBA M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled349

TORRANCE

California

LI-CHIH WU MD

Urology

Claims Filled344

MONTEREY PARK

California

JAY HANDLER MD

Urology

Claims Filled343

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled343

EAGLE ROCK

California

NOEL DEFELIPPO MD

Urology

Claims Filled338

SALEM

Massachusetts

DEAN FONDAHN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled336

STERLING

Illinois

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled335

LOS ANGELES

California

BARTON TANENBAUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled335

LOS ANGELES

California

ALFRED BERWICK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

CONROE

Texas

ALAN SHERMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

MOBILE

Alabama

RAUL SANTOS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled332

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

BARRY KRUMHOLZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled332

TEMPE

Arizona

JASON BARMORE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

WILLIAM LAWLESS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

MESA

Arizona

ARMANDO PLATA MD

Urology

Claims Filled326

HAYWARD

California

MARK GASPARINI MD

Urology

Claims Filled325

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO

California