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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 2014

18.4M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 12 of 3362

$264M
Retail Cost

Rank: 112 of 3362

3,598,500
Patients

Rank: 19 of 3362

348,516
Prescribers

Rank: 39 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

47%

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

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 487,568 2,269,853 $36.4M
Florida 327,694 1,569,776 $19.2M
New York 231,321 1,220,700 $17.3M
Texas 228,138 1,060,984 $18.8M
Pennsylvania 140,889 762,379 $11.3M
Ohio 143,468 718,175 $13.7M
North Carolina 117,324 651,379 $6.93M
Illinois 121,073 593,541 $8.14M
Michigan 128,901 541,514 $8.43M
Georgia 98,093 538,071 $6.18M
Tennessee 83,653 425,452 $5.93M
New Jersey 90,130 403,540 $5.76M
Virginia 80,839 402,295 $5.44M
Missouri 70,055 384,423 $5.21M
Washington 76,285 353,775 $4.99M
Massachusetts 63,480 335,633 $6.34M
Alabama 65,156 335,580 $4.85M
Indiana 68,232 332,779 $4.52M
Wisconsin 67,729 326,351 $5.09M
Arizona 72,472 319,063 $4.45M
Kentucky 54,196 300,552 $3.62M
Minnesota 61,773 279,653 $4.27M
Louisiana 49,336 274,679 $3.53M
South Carolina 52,095 271,840 $3.29M
Oregon 52,881 250,406 $4.08M
Maryland 52,262 213,500 $3.73M
Colorado 44,022 205,028 $3.03M
Iowa 36,412 204,461 $2.4M
Kansas 32,992 178,772 $2.41M
Mississippi 30,771 177,534 $2.16M
Arkansas 28,865 168,902 $1.84M
Connecticut 34,200 161,735 $2.34M
Oklahoma 32,467 161,345 $2.4M
Nevada 31,088 137,471 $1.59M
Hawaii 26,690 130,983 $2.5M
West Virginia 23,061 122,105 $1.46M
Nebraska 19,275 115,610 $1.31M
New Mexico 19,994 92,531 $2.13M
Rhode Island 14,611 92,119 $1.09M
Utah 19,979 84,847 $1.34M
Idaho 18,302 84,480 $1.99M
Maine 16,495 70,600 $1.04M
Montana 11,725 58,836 $674K
South Dakota 10,469 57,697 $672K
New Hampshire 11,193 51,693 $793K
North Dakota 9,707 49,923 $590K
Delaware 9,390 35,863 $725K
Vermont 7,034 30,965 $509K
District of Columbia 5,794 25,865 $379K
Wyoming 4,514 21,846 $272K
Alaska 2,868 16,849 $212K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ULISES RODRIGUEZ

Specialist

Claims Filled1,224

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,223

NEW YORK

New York

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,217

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

LAURA MATA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,216

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

GILBERTO BAEZ-RIOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,214

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,212

HILO

Hawaii

DON TRAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,210

BAKERSFIELD

California

PABLO VIVAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,209

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,199

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

LUIS ROSADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,198

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,198

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

ASSAD DARAWAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,192

INDIO

California

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,184

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

HUNG NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,183

WESTMINSTER

California

RONALD JOHNSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,160

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

DANNIS HOOD MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled1,160

RINGGOLD

Georgia

TOM YEH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,149

ROSEMEAD

California

PAUL CHANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,149

ANAHEIM

California

EMILIO PADRE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,138

CARSON

California

VIJAY VAKHARIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,133

SUNRISE

Florida

RAMON PEREA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,132

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

SANJAY KUMAR MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,124

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

FRANCISCO NADAL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,117

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,116

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

AUGUSTO CASTRILLON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,112

MISSION

Texas