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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
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled6,307

TUCKER

Georgia

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,882

SMYRNA

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,060

AUGUSTA

Georgia

RONALD PADGETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,124

BAMBERG

South Carolina

FLORENCE BARALATEI

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,124

MACON

Georgia

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,120

ALBANY

Georgia

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,819

CORDELE

Georgia

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,816

SMYRNA

Georgia

LUIS GONZALEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,764

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL BLUBAUGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,693

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,631

ROYSTON

Georgia

THEODORE MEYER MD INTERNAL MEDICINE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,542

AIKEN

South Carolina

CHARLES JOHNSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,460

MOBILE

Alabama

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,430

DUBLIN

Georgia

NANCY WATSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,423

DEMOREST

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,392

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,390

CULLMAN

Alabama

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,379

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

WRIGHT SHIELDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,304

NEW BERN

North Carolina

MARK DANIEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,279

ELBERTON

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,233

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

CONIGLIARO JONES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,224

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

FREDERICK FRENCH M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,222

ROSWELL

New Mexico

PATRICK O'BRIEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,166

RALEIGH

North Carolina

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled1,163

MOULTRIE

Georgia