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NEXIUM

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Nexium (esomeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It treats heartburn and heals ulcers by lowering the amount of acid in your stomach. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

5.47M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 61 of 3395

$2.01B
Retail Cost

Rank: 8 of 3395

1,127,765
Patients

Rank: 80 of 3395

261,816
Prescribers

Rank: 75 of 3395

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

11%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8.22M

2011

7.91M

2012

8.19M

2013

7.54M

2014

5.47M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.97B

2011

$2.12B

2012

$2.53B

2013

$2.66B

2014

$2.01B

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$264

2011

$279

2012

$277

2013

$250

2014

$212

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 104,193 555,051 $181M
Texas 128,381 524,098 $207M
California 89,982 473,895 $156M
Florida 73,147 321,457 $124M
North Carolina 51,155 259,639 $94M
Georgia 46,369 245,137 $83.5M
Ohio 45,215 218,706 $81.3M
New Jersey 50,981 209,306 $88.6M
Pennsylvania 46,265 199,702 $79.2M
Tennessee 36,315 180,052 $64.7M
Louisiana 32,303 172,584 $54.5M
Kentucky 30,026 156,200 $52.8M
Illinois 33,947 155,860 $63M
Alabama 29,902 141,100 $50.5M
South Carolina 29,847 139,331 $49.6M
Missouri 24,355 138,179 $46.7M
Virginia 27,789 122,039 $47.1M
Indiana 24,351 103,712 $41.6M
Mississippi 17,385 94,606 $29M
Arkansas 15,499 90,160 $28.4M
Michigan 20,469 85,586 $35.3M
West Virginia 15,568 80,000 $28.5M
Connecticut 17,610 78,549 $31.5M
Oklahoma 14,546 68,202 $26.3M
Wisconsin 12,647 61,279 $26.3M
Maryland 16,192 59,298 $26.5M
Massachusetts 10,582 50,352 $21.4M
Iowa 7,621 44,653 $15.1M
Washington 9,455 42,629 $18.1M
Colorado 9,148 39,598 $17M
Kansas 7,888 39,548 $13.5M
Minnesota 7,466 35,185 $15M
Arizona 9,394 34,217 $15.8M
Nebraska 4,606 25,689 $8.95M
New Hampshire 4,699 20,793 $9.21M
Maine 4,523 18,503 $9.05M
Oregon 4,387 18,020 $7.93M
Nevada 4,346 16,095 $6.44M
Idaho 3,162 15,942 $6.09M
New Mexico 3,879 15,848 $6.76M
Rhode Island 2,737 14,660 $5.28M
Utah 3,312 14,594 $6.32M
Delaware 4,229 13,466 $7.25M
South Dakota 2,100 11,477 $3.98M
Montana 2,198 10,585 $4.07M
Vermont 2,235 10,029 $4.84M
North Dakota 1,533 8,549 $2.96M
Hawaii 1,936 7,960 $2.99M
District of Columbia 1,899 7,712 $2.71M
Alaska 1,054 7,347 $1.92M
Wyoming 1,257 5,946 $2.26M
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 NEXIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,312

LOS ANGELES

California

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,501

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BARATS M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled2,802

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

YONG LIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,451

NEW YORK

New York

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,215

LOS ANGELES

California

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,110

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,075

GLENDALE

California

GARBIS APELIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,959

VAN NUYS

California

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,909

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

YOUNG-JIK LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,819

LOS ANGELES

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,798

GLENDALE

California

GALINA MAKOVOZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,765

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

CHANG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,729

FLUSHING

New York

JAMES JUNG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,715

LOS ANGELES

California

ILYA RACHMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,672

LOS ANGELES

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,663

GLENDALE

California

HOVANES TER-ZAKARIAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,657

LOS ANGELES

California

LILIA WEXLEY M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,656

LOS ANGELES

California

ALEKSANDR ZASYPKIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,600

BROOKLYN

New York

ELEONORA FEDONENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,590

LOS ANGELES

California

NOUNEH DANIELYAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,588

LOS ANGELES

California

MARINA KOVALEVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,580

LOS ANGELES

California

BORIS KHORETS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,563

BROOKLYN

New York

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,521

LOS ANGELES

California

VALERI KAZAKOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,516

BRONX

New York