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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
NORSE BEAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled282

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

ALFREDO APARICIO MD

Urology

Claims Filled282

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSHUA BRAUER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled281

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

MAHESH PATEL MD, PA

Specialist

Claims Filled280

TAMPA

Florida

MANUELA MENDES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled279

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled277

ROSEMEAD

California

YUN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled277

BOSTON

Massachusetts

ALLAN LOVE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled276

PARMA

Ohio

ALLURI RAJU M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled275

RICHLAND

Georgia

JOSEPH WOOD M.D

Urology

Claims Filled275

CONWAY

South Carolina

JOEL OLSTEIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled273

LEWISTON

Maine

MANISH MEHTA MD

Urology

Claims Filled273

TORRANCE

California

SUSAN HALLMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

PHOENIX

Arizona

DASARATHA VEMIREDDY M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Medical Specialty

Claims Filled269

LOS BANOS

California

JAMES MACDONALD MD

Specialist

Claims Filled268

TUCSON

Arizona

CARL LEVISEUR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled268

PAHRUMP

Nevada

BERNARD MOULE MD

Urology

Claims Filled267

E PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

RICHARD WONDERLY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled267

SEATTLE

Washington

WAYNE PUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

TULSA

Oklahoma

JONATHAN MASOUDI

Urology

Claims Filled263

LAFAYETTE

Colorado

ROGER KLEIN M.D.

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled263

ASHLAND

Kentucky

MILTON ROSENBERG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled262

SAN FRANCISCO

California

MARC NIERMAN MD

Urology

Claims Filled262

HOPEDALE

Massachusetts

RICHARD JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled261

APPLE VALLEY

California

ANSELMO ROLDAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

SAN DIEGO

California