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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Doxazosin (Cardura) is also used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Doxazosin is in a class of medications called alpha-blockers. It relieves the symptoms of BPH by relaxing the muscles of the bladder and prostate. It lowers blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.17M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 99 of 3238

$53.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 352 of 3238

600,253
Patients

Rank: 124 of 3238

184,359
Prescribers

Rank: 117 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Doxazosin »

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39%

of people say

it's worth it

21%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Rapaflo Hytrin Flomax Uroxatral

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 61,309 313,717 $5.5M
Florida 57,589 293,830 $4.58M
New York 32,626 172,220 $3.32M
Texas 35,968 171,016 $2.9M
Pennsylvania 25,785 142,304 $2.34M
Ohio 28,784 141,248 $2.42M
Georgia 18,820 101,334 $1.48M
North Carolina 18,108 98,891 $1.58M
Illinois 16,971 85,429 $1.47M
Missouri 13,591 73,357 $1.16M
Michigan 17,309 72,406 $1.36M
Louisiana 12,081 72,186 $1.09M
Massachusetts 12,949 70,291 $1.35M
Tennessee 13,245 69,216 $1.08M
Wisconsin 13,587 67,610 $1.33M
Virginia 12,802 65,018 $1.15M
Kentucky 11,632 64,921 $1.02M
Indiana 13,254 63,854 $1.14M
New Jersey 13,914 62,421 $1.29M
Arizona 13,155 59,990 $1.08M
Alabama 9,642 52,686 $834K
South Carolina 9,602 50,585 $795K
Washington 10,390 50,366 $921K
Oregon 9,282 45,164 $825K
Oklahoma 8,662 43,901 $700K
Minnesota 8,415 39,403 $799K
Iowa 6,816 39,061 $593K
Arkansas 6,087 35,350 $551K
Mississippi 5,611 33,769 $459K
Colorado 6,846 32,312 $525K
Kansas 5,895 31,976 $490K
Connecticut 6,422 30,657 $591K
Maryland 5,924 25,233 $512K
New Mexico 5,443 25,127 $465K
West Virginia 3,948 21,116 $338K
Rhode Island 3,397 21,113 $293K
Nebraska 3,581 20,922 $318K
Nevada 3,682 15,499 $278K
Maine 3,357 14,926 $338K
Idaho 2,987 14,528 $299K
Utah 3,214 14,173 $263K
Montana 2,387 12,058 $211K
South Dakota 1,765 9,998 $155K
North Dakota 1,744 9,964 $162K
New Hampshire 1,803 8,513 $169K
Delaware 2,003 7,757 $174K
Hawaii 1,200 5,757 $128K
Wyoming 859 4,224 $76.8K
Vermont 761 3,700 $73.2K
Alaska 457 2,664 $34.3K
District of Columbia 586 2,511 $40.7K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled696

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARC MOREAU M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled690

AMARILLO

Texas

JAMIL ABOUELHOSSEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled680

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

JUNGHWAN CHOI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled677

GARDEN GROVE

California

RUBEN DIAZ MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled676

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RICHARD JONES M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled669

HANOVER

Pennsylvania

ROGER WARNER MD

Urology

Claims Filled668

NEW YORK

New York

SERGIO ZAMORA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled665

EAGLE PASS

Texas

ZHIQIANG ZHANG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled658

DUBLIN

Georgia

KENNETH WONG MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled601

RACELAND

Louisiana

DENIS RUIZ-SERRANO MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled601

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

THOMAS KOWALKOWSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled598

RONCEVERTE

West Virginia

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled589

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

RICHARD FIGHTLIN M.D

Urology

Claims Filled587

PORTERVILLE

California

ROBERTO FRED MD FACC

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled582

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled580

MIAMI

Florida

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled578

LOS ANGELES

California

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled576

WELLINGTON

Florida

DOUGLAS WELSH M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled574

NORFOLK

Nebraska

MANUEL GUZMAN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled567

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

SANDEEP PATEL MD

Interventional Cardiology

Claims Filled566

THIBODAUX

Louisiana

ALAN PULS MD

Claims Filled565

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

LEONID KOTKIN MD

Urology

Claims Filled564

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled562

HIALEAH

Florida