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OMEPRAZOLE

Prilosec (Omeprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor (PPI). It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach, treats heartburn, and heals ulcers. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

33M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 6 of 3362

$529M
Retail Cost

Rank: 45 of 3362

6,707,964
Patients

Rank: 6 of 3362

475,122
Prescribers

Rank: 11 of 3362

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80%

of people say

it's worth it

59%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

27.4M

2011

29.8M

2012

32.3M

2013

33M

2014

33.5M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$677M

2011

$593M

2012

$643M

2013

$529M

2014

$448M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$41

2011

$40

2012

$39

2013

$38

2014

$37

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 678,792 2,970,253 $48.9M
Florida 584,471 2,635,090 $44.3M
New York 461,683 2,216,179 $32.3M
Pennsylvania 328,960 1,771,524 $25.7M
Texas 341,419 1,465,746 $25.3M
Ohio 287,550 1,435,302 $28.5M
North Carolina 261,449 1,392,695 $20.5M
Michigan 273,703 1,131,237 $20.6M
Illinois 206,509 980,427 $16.7M
Tennessee 187,462 951,499 $14.6M
Massachusetts 176,365 909,181 $14.5M
Georgia 173,514 903,263 $14M
Alabama 146,340 772,754 $10.7M
Missouri 142,959 761,463 $11.7M
Kentucky 131,510 723,435 $11.2M
Indiana 144,053 710,830 $12.6M
Virginia 143,055 699,026 $11.8M
Wisconsin 138,649 674,438 $12.1M
Washington 138,081 624,897 $9.97M
New Jersey 140,114 617,018 $9.44M
Minnesota 133,437 608,383 $11M
South Carolina 110,350 541,463 $8.3M
Iowa 91,408 512,960 $7.43M
Arizona 116,287 484,347 $8.1M
Mississippi 81,885 461,868 $5.76M
Oregon 96,370 450,408 $7.39M
Louisiana 86,889 443,848 $6.08M
Arkansas 78,043 427,665 $5.5M
Oklahoma 85,255 419,508 $6.94M
Colorado 86,652 364,951 $7.59M
Kansas 59,426 311,425 $5.07M
West Virginia 58,016 307,217 $4.48M
Nebraska 46,043 263,943 $3.75M
Maryland 62,730 260,310 $4.52M
Connecticut 54,369 252,750 $4.18M
Utah 51,820 228,240 $4.22M
Nevada 50,674 212,629 $3.22M
Rhode Island 34,535 200,406 $2.62M
Idaho 37,864 175,942 $3.02M
New Mexico 40,921 170,114 $2.89M
Maine 37,021 169,688 $2.72M
South Dakota 23,040 127,259 $2.09M
New Hampshire 23,474 108,361 $1.99M
Montana 20,954 104,487 $1.49M
North Dakota 18,624 96,004 $1.35M
Hawaii 17,889 76,212 $1.24M
Delaware 19,279 74,906 $1.57M
Vermont 16,245 71,863 $1.25M
Wyoming 8,763 43,231 $682K
Alaska 5,640 35,638 $532K
District of Columbia 5,875 25,572 $347K
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 OMEPRAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,884

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

MIN CHA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled4,058

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled3,819

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,586

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,366

TUCKER

Georgia

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,154

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled3,037

MIAMI

Florida

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,896

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,877

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,826

DUBLIN

Georgia

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,780

JACKSON

Tennessee

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,718

ROYSTON

Georgia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,666

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Community Health Worker

Claims Filled2,663

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

ALONZO WILLIAMS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,640

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

RONALD PADGETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,417

BAMBERG

South Carolina

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,397

MOULTRIE

Georgia

RANDALL LENGELING M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,379

DUBUQUE

Iowa

VICTOR PADILLA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,256

HIALEAH

Florida

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,242

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,226

WOODLAWN

Virginia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,224

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

HUSSEIN EL-NEWIHI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,223

EL CENTRO

California

ALEXANDRE ALEXEYENKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,219

LYNN

Massachusetts

JUAN ESCOBAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,205

LONG BEACH

California