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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
MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled920

GARDEN GROVE

California

VICTOR MOLINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled908

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JORGE ABAD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled884

MIAMI

Florida

MAYLI RODRIGUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled872

HIALEAH

Florida

IAN WEINSTEIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled855

BOCA RATON

Florida

JOSEPH MURAKAMI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled819

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CARLA FRIDMAN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled812

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO LOPEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled809

WHITTIER

California

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled809

HIALEAH

Florida

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled807

MIAMI

Florida

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled806

MIAMI

Florida

AARON SHEETS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled800

LARGO

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled793

HOBOKEN

New Jersey

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled792

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLES DAVIS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled783

BOULDER

Colorado

RAYMOND ACEBO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled770

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

MAI PHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled760

RESEDA

California

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled749

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CRAIG SHIKUMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled745

HILO

Hawaii

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled744

ROSEMEAD

California

TOMAS SEVILLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled741

LOS ANGELES

California

RAHAT ABBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled727

BELLE GLADE

Florida

JOSEPH ALISKY MD PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled723

AURORA

Colorado

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled722

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS IGLESIAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled717

CORAL GABLES

Florida