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FAMOTIDINE

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 2013

4.06M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 81 of 3238

$48.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 376 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

User Reviews of FAMOTIDINE »

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

8%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 632,648 $9.12M
New York 309,650 $3.64M
Florida 292,733 $3.14M
Pennsylvania 221,015 $2.63M
Illinois 206,894 $2.73M
Texas 188,519 $2.09M
Georgia 176,205 $1.84M
New Jersey 166,281 $2.28M
Ohio 159,128 $1.92M
Tennessee 120,895 $1.28M
Michigan 103,761 $1.34M
North Carolina 100,958 $1.06M
Indiana 97,335 $1.23M
Missouri 78,149 $877K
Virginia 66,944 $858K
Alabama 66,121 $628K
South Carolina 61,503 $671K
Kentucky 53,938 $636K
Mississippi 52,060 $494K
Arkansas 51,408 $499K
Massachusetts 48,381 $605K
Wisconsin 48,025 $599K
Louisiana 46,913 $471K
Iowa 46,502 $423K
Oklahoma 43,750 $517K
Kansas 41,042 $461K
Arizona 39,805 $467K
Minnesota 39,632 $473K
Oregon 37,570 $486K
Washington 36,708 $454K
Colorado 29,361 $366K
Connecticut 27,829 $373K
Maryland 27,151 $347K
Nebraska 25,471 $264K
Nevada 22,470 $247K
Maine 21,420 $279K
West Virginia 19,685 $215K
New Mexico 17,195 $202K
Hawaii 10,896 $109K
New Hampshire 10,315 $135K
Utah 9,295 $109K
Idaho 9,286 $110K
South Dakota 8,399 $102K
Montana 8,250 $81.7K
Rhode Island 8,208 $96.6K
North Dakota 7,696 $74.4K
Vermont 6,633 $88.2K
District of Columbia 5,176 $64.6K
Wyoming 3,775 $36.7K
Alaska 3,546 $34.3K
Delaware 3,468 $49.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
STEPHEN JENSIK M.D.

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled693

CHICAGO

Illinois

HELENA LEINER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled685

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JAMES COBB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled666

BOGART

Georgia

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled664

RINGGOLD

Georgia

HEIDI GOLDBERG

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled664

SEMINOLE

Florida

ASHFAQ SAIYED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled663

OCILLA

Georgia

MARK HUDSON D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled660

CAIRO

Georgia

V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled658

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

VALENTIN HERNANDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

HAWTHORNE

California

JASON GRIFFIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled655

THOMASVILLE

Georgia

GEORGE CLELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled651

ATHENS

Georgia

SHAHRAM DANESHGAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled648

THOUSAND OAKS

California

JON MICHNOVICZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled648

BROOKLYN

New York

VICTOR LAMBERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled645

MANCHESTER

Georgia

JEFFREY BILOTTA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled643

TERRE HAUTE

Indiana

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled639

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled638

TURLOCK

California

MAHMUDUL HAQ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled636

KISSIMMEE

Florida

ANTHONY CHAN DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled628

NEW YORK

New York

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled628

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

RICHARD TAFOYA MD

Claims Filled626

LOS ANGELES

California

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled623

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

RAMON NEGRON RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled618

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

ADEL BOUTROS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled618

LAKE FOREST

California

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled617

ALBANY

Georgia