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KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.3M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 203 of 3238

$32.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 488 of 3238

335,215
Patients

Rank: 205 of 3238

136,103
Prescribers

Rank: 183 of 3238

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 23,324 104,736 $2.49M
Texas 24,685 91,215 $2.16M
Ohio 22,795 88,100 $2.38M
Florida 18,647 67,785 $1.55M
New York 18,241 65,332 $1.86M
North Carolina 15,147 63,680 $1.47M
California 15,650 58,574 $1.39M
Georgia 14,763 56,753 $1.24M
Illinois 12,080 52,585 $1.28M
Michigan 14,212 44,497 $1.25M
Indiana 11,010 42,424 $1.12M
Virginia 10,453 41,077 $1.07M
Kentucky 8,843 35,713 $840K
South Carolina 7,862 30,865 $730K
Tennessee 8,074 28,859 $693K
Alabama 7,210 28,700 $640K
Missouri 7,165 28,226 $714K
New Jersey 8,444 28,186 $712K
Massachusetts 6,033 23,462 $730K
Louisiana 5,446 22,888 $453K
West Virginia 5,357 21,369 $511K
Arizona 6,118 21,115 $489K
Wisconsin 4,715 20,855 $541K
Kansas 4,399 18,541 $474K
Arkansas 4,564 17,916 $423K
Oklahoma 4,670 17,132 $436K
Washington 4,647 15,769 $443K
Colorado 4,153 15,661 $417K
Maryland 4,773 15,032 $419K
Oregon 4,101 14,924 $420K
Mississippi 3,568 14,309 $311K
Minnesota 3,422 11,913 $365K
Connecticut 2,850 10,955 $299K
Iowa 2,403 10,887 $294K
Maine 2,367 8,739 $278K
Nebraska 1,652 8,627 $187K
Utah 2,508 8,068 $230K
Nevada 2,200 7,340 $165K
New Mexico 1,790 5,978 $141K
New Hampshire 1,459 5,778 $167K
Rhode Island 1,102 5,375 $125K
Idaho 1,301 4,130 $120K
Montana 899 3,501 $96.3K
South Dakota 698 3,319 $86.6K
Delaware 871 2,874 $79.1K
Alaska 280 1,849 $32.7K
Vermont 487 1,838 $53.9K
District of Columbia 529 1,785 $38.1K
North Dakota 466 1,563 $46.1K
Wyoming 374 1,259 $35.6K
Hawaii 271 895 $31.2K
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 KLOR-CON M10

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER TRIMBLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

KENT LACEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCOTTSBLUFF

Nebraska

ABDUL KHAN MD, MPM

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ANTHONY PREVITE M.D.

Contractor

Claims Filled50

FORT LAUDERDALE

Florida

LOUIS BENEVENTO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAS CRUCES

New Mexico

ROBERT BENDER DO

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

LEWISTON

Maine

THOMAS RENALDO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

JOHN KERR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

HAMILTON

Alabama

REBECCA BYRD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

ROBIN HARMER

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH BOSTON

Virginia

JOSE RENDON-GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAVANNAH

Georgia

MICHAEL RAYBOULD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

NORTH KANSAS CITY

Missouri

CURTIS HANCOCK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHEBOYGAN

Wisconsin

YANIRE MARTINEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTICELLO

Kentucky

GARY HUSTON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CONNEAUT

Ohio

DAVID ZIMMERMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

MARIETTA

Georgia

ROBERT JOHNSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LA GRANGE

Illinois

MARK TACKETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

GEORGE YURKO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NUREMBERG

Pennsylvania

HOWARD SLEMONS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HUBBARD

Ohio

JOHN MCLEOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHERAW

South Carolina

BRAD BALTZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

CHRISTOPHER SWARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

CHERYL SACCO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

BAY CITY

Texas

NICHOLAS PIEDISCALZI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MOUNTAIN VIEW

Arkansas