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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
RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled895

SALUDA

South Carolina

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled883

LONG BEACH

California

RONALD JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled879

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled875

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GEORGE CLELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled857

ATHENS

Georgia

ANIL MODI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled854

LAGRANGE

Georgia

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled852

VALDOSTA

Georgia

EDWIN HENDRICKS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled847

DEMOREST

Georgia

MAY LUZ BULLECER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled841

ATHENS

Georgia

VARMA MEKA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled832

RIVERDALE

Georgia

RADHIKA MENON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled827

HUDSON

Florida

JIM WADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled826

TOCCOA

Georgia

WAYNE MORRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled825

ATHENS

Georgia

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled818

GLENDALE

California

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled817

SAN DIEGO

California

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled787

TURLOCK

California

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled783

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

EDGARDO CESPEDES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled770

MIAMI

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled767

FORT WORTH

Texas

HARRY MCDONALD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled766

TOCCOA

Georgia

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled761

NEW YORK

New York

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled746

BAKERSFIELD

California

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled745

RINGGOLD

Georgia

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled741

LOS ANGELES

California

DANIEL BUFF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled741

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York