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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
JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled615

CHICAGO

Illinois

ANDREW LEVIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled612

HOLYOKE

Massachusetts

ASHA PRITPAL SIDHU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled611

FRESNO

California

KENNETH KOKKO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled611

JACKSON

Mississippi

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled605

BAKERSFIELD

California

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

HIALEAH

Florida

AMIR AUSEF MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled603

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled598

CHICAGO

Illinois

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled597

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

SAMVEL HMAYAKYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled596

GLENDALE

California

MARK STRONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled593

TUPELO

Mississippi

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled592

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

MICHELLE VANDORN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled587

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JEAN-CLAUDE HAGE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled584

SAN BERNARDINO

California

MARITZA MARTINEZ VARGAS

Claims Filled582

JOHN HILL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled580

COMMERCE

Georgia

VINOD GULATI M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled577

AMITYVILLE

New York

HEYWOOD GAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

MILLEN

Georgia

ANDRES COWLEY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled574

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID LIN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled572

ROSEMEAD

California

RONALD PADGETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled569

BAMBERG

South Carolina

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled568

EULESS

Texas

GODWIN D'SOUZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled567

CHICAGO

Illinois

LORAINE DIEGO MD

Obstetrics Gynecology

Claims Filled566

LOS ANGELES

California