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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

20.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 12 of 3395

$219M
Retail Cost

Rank: 137 of 3395

4,070,139
Patients

Rank: 18 of 3395

367,993
Prescribers

Rank: 37 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

8.46M

2011

12.1M

2012

15.8M

2013

18.4M

2014

20.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$231M

2011

$275M

2012

$311M

2013

$264M

2014

$219M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$48

2011

$41

2012

$36

2013

$30

2014

$24

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 542,214 2,472,178 $32.1M
Florida 376,141 1,746,702 $17.1M
New York 256,187 1,330,536 $13.1M
Texas 266,883 1,217,231 $14.1M
Pennsylvania 158,221 838,948 $8.43M
Ohio 160,123 795,041 $9.11M
North Carolina 131,728 712,575 $5.89M
Illinois 138,982 673,830 $6.95M
Georgia 113,623 618,033 $5.36M
Michigan 145,233 615,548 $8.09M
Tennessee 96,248 478,479 $5.64M
New Jersey 102,102 457,554 $4.84M
Virginia 91,712 449,432 $5.05M
Missouri 79,642 431,899 $3.87M
Washington 85,975 390,321 $3.94M
Massachusetts 72,224 373,321 $5.14M
Indiana 77,699 372,568 $4.02M
Arizona 84,346 364,352 $3.87M
Alabama 73,354 359,077 $3.59M
Wisconsin 76,139 353,100 $4.14M
Kentucky 61,174 338,157 $3.01M
Louisiana 57,286 316,764 $3.4M
South Carolina 60,070 308,956 $2.84M
Minnesota 68,448 304,208 $3.97M
Oregon 59,259 274,891 $3.08M
Maryland 60,978 246,970 $3.38M
Colorado 50,576 227,547 $2.75M
Iowa 40,942 220,442 $1.8M
Mississippi 36,453 211,393 $1.58M
Kansas 37,427 198,759 $1.87M
Arkansas 33,963 198,615 $1.43M
Connecticut 40,268 188,316 $2.32M
Oklahoma 36,721 174,229 $2.18M
Nevada 35,946 155,390 $1.48M
West Virginia 26,447 140,583 $1.26M
Hawaii 28,460 127,031 $1.61M
Nebraska 21,580 126,165 $993K
New Mexico 23,020 103,351 $1.3M
Rhode Island 16,573 99,940 $1.09M
Utah 23,597 97,875 $1.05M
Idaho 20,867 93,872 $1.15M
Maine 18,455 77,571 $987K
South Dakota 12,041 64,398 $558K
Montana 13,388 63,634 $549K
New Hampshire 13,942 63,501 $728K
North Dakota 10,768 53,403 $485K
Delaware 11,203 44,172 $633K
Vermont 8,228 35,546 $435K
District of Columbia 6,798 29,658 $377K
Wyoming 5,202 24,023 $216K
Alaska 3,266 18,302 $196K
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 »

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Top prescribers for LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,843

GARDEN GROVE

California

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,815

MCALLEN

Texas

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,814

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,749

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,738

ROSEMEAD

California

DOUGLAS WELSH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,729

NORFOLK

Nebraska

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,726

HIALEAH

Florida

HONG KIM M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,724

GARDEN GROVE

California

JUAN GARCES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,722

MIAMI

Florida

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,718

LOS ANGELES

California

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,714

GARDEN GROVE

California

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,693

LOS ANGELES

California

MERCEDES FERRERAS

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled1,693

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,643

MANATI

Puerto Rico

SALIM DABAGHI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,641

ANGLETON

Texas

ALBERTO SASTRE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,632

CIALES

Puerto Rico

OSCAR ZAMBRANO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,621

BELL

California

JACK ZHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

HONOLULU

Hawaii

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled1,606

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ALBERTO ABREU-RIVERA M.D. FAMILY PHYSICIA

Specialist

Claims Filled1,591

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

TAYMOUR MALAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,586

STOCKTON

California

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,574

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

MANIKANDA RAJA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,561

HEMET

California

AUSBERTO ALEJANDRO BENITEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,553

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,551

NEW YORK

New York