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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Losartan is also used to decrease the risk of stroke in people who have high blood pressure and a heart condition called left ventricular hypertrophy (enlargement of the walls of the left side of the heart). Losartan may not decrease the risk of stroke in African Americans who have these conditions. This medication is also used to treat kidney disease in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) and high blood pressure. Losartan is in a class of medications called angiotensin II receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of certain natural substances that tighten the blood vessels, allowing the blood to flow more smoothly and the heart to pump more efficiently. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

2.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$231M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 1,158,152 $31.7M
Florida 658,217 $16.6M
New York 561,613 $16.8M
Texas 430,210 $11.7M
Puerto Rico 356,712 $10.5M
Ohio 342,339 $10.6M
Pennsylvania 329,114 $8.61M
North Carolina 300,614 $6.64M
Illinois 244,754 $5.63M
Georgia 229,829 $5.4M
Washington 197,965 $4.84M
Michigan 197,419 $6.76M
Virginia 194,296 $5.3M
Tennessee 192,928 $5.85M
Missouri 184,552 $4.37M
Wisconsin 165,401 $4.36M
Minnesota 162,265 $3.58M
Indiana 160,013 $4.13M
New Jersey 159,433 $5.94M
Massachusetts 151,239 $6.63M
Alabama 145,961 $3.74M
Kentucky 138,694 $3.48M
Oregon 134,361 $3.16M
Arizona 115,743 $2.68M
Colorado 107,515 $2.63M
Iowa 105,476 $1.98M
South Carolina 99,926 $3.34M
Hawaii 97,959 $2.78M
Maryland 97,613 $2.91M
Louisiana 95,772 $2.92M
Kansas 90,439 $2.05M
Arkansas 73,923 $2.3M
Oklahoma 68,805 $2.33M
Mississippi 66,563 $1.5M
Connecticut 65,762 $2.1M
Nevada 58,589 $1.37M
West Virginia 55,725 $1.48M
Nebraska 55,526 $1.04M
New Mexico 51,384 $1.81M
Rhode Island 44,374 $1.64M
Idaho 42,612 $1.07M
Maine 41,893 $1.18M
Utah 40,122 $1.02M
Montana 35,615 $838K
South Dakota 32,043 $637K
North Dakota 27,285 $541K
New Hampshire 25,661 $653K
Vermont 21,150 $686K
Wyoming 13,126 $298K
District of Columbia 12,863 $341K
Delaware 11,906 $498K
Alaska 7,637 $168K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ENRIQUE CUE-GALVEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,795

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,346

MIAMI

Florida

JIONG-MING HU M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,331

FLUSHING

New York

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,293

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled1,247

MIAMI

Florida

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,242

MONTEREY PARK

California

EDDIE LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,235

ALHAMBRA

California

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,231

HILO

Hawaii

EFRAIN MARTINEZ M.D.

Claims Filled1,186

MIAMI

Florida

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,185

HIALEAH

Florida

TOM YEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,115

ROSEMEAD

California

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,112

FLUSHING

New York

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,109

DESOTO

Texas

NICOLE GALLEGO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,083

MARGATE

Florida

BURCHAM FUQUA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,079

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

OSCAR SARAVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,069

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,060

HIALEAH

Florida

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled999

FLUSHING

New York

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled998

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS GADEA MD

General Practice

Claims Filled989

MIAMI

Florida

WEI SUN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled943

NEW YORK

New York

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled940

BROOKLYN

New York

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled938

HEMET

California

CHARLIE SONIDO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled932

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

HUNG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled928

WESTMINSTER

California