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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
WAYNE MORRIS M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled700

ATHENS

Georgia

KENT LIEBER M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled700

BUFFALO

New York

SALEEM KHAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled698

LONDON

Ohio

DEEPAK AMIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled694

UNION CITY

New Jersey

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled691

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

KENNETH KOKKO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled689

JACKSON

Mississippi

VARMA MEKA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled684

RIVERDALE

Georgia

JAMES COBB M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled684

BOGART

Georgia

PAUL HELLSTERN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled682

CRYSTAL RIVER

Florida

GUILLERMO CASTILLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled676

SAN DIEGO

California

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled675

NEW YORK

New York

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

MARK LIPHAM MD

Claims Filled671

CARROLLTON

Georgia

NAUSHEEN HASAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled671

CAROL STREAM

Illinois

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled670

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

JON MICHNOVICZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled666

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES RAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled663

SWAINSBORO

Georgia

JAMES LONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled660

LEXINGTON

North Carolina

RAJIV KANDALA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled659

CHICAGO

Illinois

JAMES LIVINGSTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled658

BYRON

Georgia

DHEERAJ MAHAJAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled652

MELROSE PARK

Illinois

CHELUKALA REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled648

GRIFFIN

Georgia

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled646

FORT WORTH

Texas

DAVID HARRIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled646

ROYSTON

Georgia

BLAIR HOLL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled645

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina