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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 2015

4.37M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 77 of 3395

$45.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 456 of 3395

1,024,540
Patients

Rank: 91 of 3395

277,951
Prescribers

Rank: 67 of 3395

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3.51M

2011

3.74M

2012

4.05M

2013

4.23M

2014

4.37M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$42.8M

2011

$45M

2012

$48.4M

2013

$44.9M

2014

$45.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$25

2011

$25

2012

$23

2013

$21

2014

$23

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 179,804 666,418 $9.3M
New York 82,658 345,703 $3.33M
Florida 85,683 313,484 $3.02M
Georgia 36,993 234,717 $1.82M
Pennsylvania 49,566 226,922 $2.2M
Illinois 44,787 206,627 $2.29M
Texas 56,389 203,612 $2.12M
New Jersey 41,654 174,750 $1.96M
Ohio 39,211 163,415 $1.7M
Tennessee 26,732 119,948 $1.13M
North Carolina 23,946 111,940 $1.02M
Michigan 29,574 107,896 $1.19M
Indiana 22,695 100,611 $1.09M
Missouri 17,946 80,907 $778K
Virginia 18,045 76,474 $914K
South Carolina 14,814 75,466 $697K
Alabama 15,995 67,784 $624K
Kentucky 12,675 57,531 $581K
Mississippi 10,936 54,839 $432K
Arkansas 11,452 53,163 $397K
Louisiana 11,709 52,308 $441K
Massachusetts 11,762 51,031 $574K
Wisconsin 11,764 48,506 $543K
Oklahoma 10,516 46,931 $501K
Iowa 8,855 46,404 $375K
Arizona 13,300 44,028 $492K
Kansas 8,506 43,542 $417K
Minnesota 9,411 40,682 $456K
Washington 10,563 39,845 $492K
Oregon 9,765 36,981 $474K
Maryland 9,204 32,504 $391K
Connecticut 8,181 31,944 $390K
Colorado 7,810 29,266 $365K
Nevada 7,491 26,514 $263K
Nebraska 4,458 26,100 $214K
West Virginia 4,867 21,532 $192K
Maine 5,179 21,179 $268K
New Mexico 5,441 19,677 $207K
New Hampshire 2,826 11,398 $123K
Idaho 2,463 10,318 $105K
Hawaii 2,903 10,271 $113K
Utah 2,637 9,826 $106K
Rhode Island 1,991 8,890 $109K
South Dakota 1,781 8,597 $85.6K
Montana 1,690 7,830 $70.4K
North Dakota 1,622 7,772 $67.1K
Vermont 1,735 6,899 $72.7K
District of Columbia 1,628 5,449 $53.3K
Delaware 1,298 4,260 $58.5K
Wyoming 818 3,793 $34.7K
Alaska 506 3,667 $26.4K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for FAMOTIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WRIGHT SHIELDS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled994

NEW BERN

North Carolina

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled991

RIVERWOODS

Illinois

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled990

LONG BEACH

California

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled986

SALUDA

South Carolina

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled947

GLENDALE

California

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled944

LONG BEACH

California

BRENDA KETCHER M.D.,P.A.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled931

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

GEORGE CLELAND MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled913

ATHENS

Georgia

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled886

MIAMI

Florida

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled874

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

DAT VO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled863

BELLFLOWER

California

KIRPICH JOSEPH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled848

LILBURN

Georgia

DAVID QUESTELL ALVARADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

DAVID PAINE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled844

VIDALIA

Georgia

RAMESH REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled842

ATLANTA

Georgia

JOSEPH CONTI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled823

LAUREL SPRINGS

New Jersey

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled817

TURLOCK

California

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled810

BAKERSFIELD

California

BRIAN KIMMEL DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled806

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

VENKATA MANNAVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled797

HAMLET

North Carolina

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled796

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

BETTY CHINEA CRUZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled795

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled793

SAN DIEGO

California

CAISSON HOGUE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled791

SUMMERVILLE

South Carolina

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled789

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania