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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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it's worth it

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it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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
CHI TAI LAU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled305

ZWOLLE

Louisiana

AMY GARCIE NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled79

ZWOLLE

Louisiana

THOMAS FABER MD

Pediatrics

Claims Filled137

ZUNI

New Mexico

KAY REDMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

ZUNI

New Mexico

EMILY DALIGGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled123

ZUMBROTA

Minnesota

ERIC POULIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

ZUMBROTA

Minnesota

SUSAN WOLFE

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled69

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

MARYJEAN VORWALD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

BELINDA WATTS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

PUJA SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

PAUL HAMORI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

KIMBERLY GATZIMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled176

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

LUIS ROMERO-CORTEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

MICHAEL CHAPMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled64

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

SUSAN JACOB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled59

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

J MCDANIEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

MAX LEWIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled70

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

CHAD O'NAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled109

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

CHANDRA OSTROGNAI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled238

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

MATTHEW BOBZIEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled163

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

DANIEL SHULL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled236

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

LAURENCE ADAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled186

ZIONSVILLE

Indiana

ANDREW HAWKINS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled156

ZION CROSSROADS

Virginia

PHYLLIS MONTELLESE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled145

ZION CROSSROADS

Virginia

THEODORE DERSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled68

ZION

Illinois