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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
JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled591

MIAMI

Florida

VIJAY VAKHARIA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled586

SUNRISE

Florida

OLLE KJELLGREN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled586

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

BRYAN MATSUMOTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled583

AIEA

Hawaii

JORGE ROBLES MD FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled583

EL CENTRO

California

JONATHAN PETERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled582

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

LUIS ARANGO M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled578

MISSION

Texas

DAVID STERN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled576

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

JORGE ESQUIVEL MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled576

LAKELAND

Florida

RODRIGO NARANJO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

BONITA

California

AUXI PEACHEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled573

MIAMI

Florida

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled572

MIAMI

Florida

JOEL FROM M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled570

DES MOINES

Iowa

GUY STRAUSS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled570

LAKE CITY

Florida

HUGO YAMADA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

LINCOLN

Rhode Island

IDALMIS SANTANA-PORBEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled568

HOMESTEAD

Florida

CLARA YONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled567

KAILUA

Hawaii

STUART NAKAMOTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled567

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOSEF HOLME M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled566

AUSTIN

Texas

MIGUEL VAZQUEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

MIAMI

Florida

NICHOLAS TURILLI D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled566

WARWICK

Rhode Island

ROBERT BYNUM MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled565

WILSON

North Carolina

SANDRA ALVAREZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled563

DELAND

Florida

MICHAEL COONEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled559

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CALVIN REID MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled558

DOTHAN

Alabama