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FAMOTIDINE

Pepcid (Famotidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.23M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 81 of 3362

$44.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 428 of 3362

968,423
Patients

Rank: 93 of 3362

264,160
Prescribers

Rank: 70 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

9%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 171,930 643,997 $8.65M
New York 76,549 329,412 $3.31M
Florida 77,326 298,736 $2.84M
Pennsylvania 46,537 224,529 $2.25M
Georgia 35,634 220,375 $1.86M
Illinois 43,882 205,747 $2.51M
Texas 52,276 196,901 $2.11M
New Jersey 39,398 169,970 $2.08M
Ohio 37,533 161,678 $1.8M
Tennessee 25,349 118,119 $1.11M
North Carolina 22,758 109,583 $982K
Michigan 28,129 105,488 $1.14M
Indiana 21,747 99,192 $1.1M
Missouri 17,109 79,247 $802K
South Carolina 14,520 78,383 $679K
Virginia 16,338 69,624 $813K
Alabama 15,040 67,443 $599K
Kentucky 12,199 57,193 $614K
Mississippi 10,641 54,416 $453K
Arkansas 10,940 52,194 $415K
Massachusetts 11,213 50,433 $580K
Louisiana 10,906 49,358 $427K
Wisconsin 10,785 48,157 $543K
Iowa 8,668 46,883 $383K
Oklahoma 10,152 45,956 $492K
Kansas 8,221 43,030 $420K
Arizona 11,864 41,265 $463K
Minnesota 8,943 39,311 $439K
Washington 9,736 38,057 $444K
Oregon 9,648 37,715 $447K
Connecticut 7,286 29,557 $361K
Colorado 7,421 29,515 $358K
Maryland 7,863 29,427 $350K
Nebraska 4,327 25,904 $234K
Nevada 6,878 24,761 $246K
Maine 5,181 21,558 $277K
West Virginia 4,546 20,750 $194K
New Mexico 4,829 17,601 $189K
New Hampshire 2,581 10,855 $125K
Hawaii 2,761 10,369 $107K
Idaho 2,221 9,717 $110K
Utah 2,482 9,387 $102K
South Dakota 1,774 8,727 $87.2K
Rhode Island 1,824 8,723 $96.1K
Montana 1,592 8,016 $70.1K
North Dakota 1,583 7,749 $73.5K
Vermont 1,616 6,704 $75.6K
District of Columbia 1,479 5,528 $60.7K
Wyoming 866 3,941 $36.9K
Delaware 1,098 3,900 $53.4K
Alaska 529 3,780 $29K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 FAMOTIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDUARDO ZAPATA D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODLAND

California

CLEMENT CAHALL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LIVERPOOL

Ohio

RUBEN CHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ANAHEIM

California

SARAH SKELTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUBURN

Maine

JAYANT HIRPARA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOWSON

Maryland

ELVIRA PASMANIK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RANDALLSTOWN

Maryland

ANTHONY AMOROSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EASTON

Pennsylvania

RABEYA RAHMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

EDMUND GUELIG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WELLSBORO

Pennsylvania

PHYLECYA CHEATHAM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

TROY

Alabama

GREGORY DEMOTTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NICKELSVILLE

Virginia

ROBERT WENZKE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TOLEDO

Ohio

WILLIAM PECK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

GORDON HUTCHINSON MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

ANIL BALANI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

CHERRY HILL

New Jersey

JOANNA SETLA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

ANNE SWEDLUND MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

PRINCETON

New Jersey

LYNN GRANLUND M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAGUNA HILLS

California

MOHAMMED HANNAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

FAYETTEVILLE

North Carolina

JAMES STAUFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OOLOGAH

Oklahoma

LAUREN FABIAN PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

WILLIAMSPORT

Pennsylvania

HECTOR SANTIAGO PEREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS GAONA REYES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PONCE

Puerto Rico

STANLEY BALON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CUMBERLAND

Rhode Island

SAMUEL MERKHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CATSKILL

New York