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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
VENKATAPURAM REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,126

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

DOUGLAS MOSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,117

VALDOSTA

Georgia

SAMUEL LEUNG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,103

CHICAGO

Illinois

REYADH MICHAIL M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,076

PANORAMA CITY

California

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,052

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

DAVID NESSER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,052

DALLAS

Texas

STEPHEN GROSSMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,033

FRESNO

California

HEYWOOD GAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,032

MILLEN

Georgia

DIPESH PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,009

MACON

Georgia

A WESTMORELAND MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,003

DAHLONEGA

Georgia

RAM REDDY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled998

ROYSTON

Georgia

BRIAN KIMMEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled995

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

FLOYD CRIBBS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled990

BEAUFORT

South Carolina

ANTHONY CHAN DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled987

NEW YORK

New York

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled986

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KEITH HANNAY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled983

ROME

Georgia

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled977

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled966

LONG BEACH

California

RAMESH REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled944

JONESBORO

Georgia

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled939

BUFFALO

New York

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled928

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled916

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

MARC GOLDSTEIN D.O.C.M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled905

NORTH BERGEN

New Jersey

PHILIP NEWTON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled899

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

KEVIN FRENCH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled898

NEW BERN

North Carolina