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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. More info »


Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 321,474 $3.04M
California 316,649 $3.75M
Puerto Rico 162,426 $1.72M
New York 157,860 $2.08M
Texas 157,324 $1.73M
Pennsylvania 136,978 $1.52M
Ohio 130,013 $1.67M
Georgia 93,753 $913K
North Carolina 92,039 $935K
Illinois 91,338 $997K
Missouri 71,470 $746K
Louisiana 67,277 $686K
Massachusetts 67,243 $978K
Tennessee 66,649 $710K
Virginia 64,917 $753K
Kentucky 64,761 $683K
Wisconsin 64,180 $746K
Arizona 61,404 $709K
Indiana 57,949 $686K
Washington 52,488 $611K
New Jersey 51,975 $744K
Michigan 51,687 $638K
Alabama 51,639 $527K
South Carolina 49,385 $535K
Oregon 46,859 $574K
Oklahoma 44,013 $483K
Minnesota 41,847 $502K
Iowa 40,875 $355K
Arkansas 35,142 $357K
Mississippi 34,138 $318K
Colorado 33,972 $358K
Kansas 31,578 $317K
New Mexico 27,919 $325K
Connecticut 27,632 $374K
Nevada 27,149 $272K
Maryland 22,447 $305K
West Virginia 22,326 $237K
Nebraska 20,549 $192K
Rhode Island 20,020 $256K
Maine 15,450 $230K
Idaho 14,943 $172K
Utah 14,453 $169K
Montana 13,221 $141K
North Dakota 10,282 $105K
South Dakota 9,641 $89.2K
New Hampshire 8,246 $106K
Delaware 6,238 $84K
Hawaii 6,012 $101K
Wyoming 4,434 $48.8K
Vermont 3,638 $47.6K
Alaska 3,500 $35.2K
District of Columbia 2,129 $21.6K
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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