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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 308,202 $3.35M
Florida 299,672 $2.93M
New York 159,312 $1.94M
Texas 153,325 $1.69M
Pennsylvania 135,594 $1.41M
Ohio 128,945 $1.56M
Georgia 93,782 $891K
North Carolina 90,320 $930K
Illinois 87,296 $939K
Louisiana 71,616 $738K
Missouri 69,681 $693K
Massachusetts 66,785 $962K
Wisconsin 65,077 $746K
Tennessee 64,580 $670K
Kentucky 64,024 $653K
Virginia 62,943 $719K
Arizona 59,302 $679K
New Jersey 59,168 $744K
Michigan 58,100 $721K
Indiana 57,186 $668K
Washington 51,080 $576K
South Carolina 50,635 $509K
Alabama 48,501 $478K
Oregon 46,094 $517K
Oklahoma 43,204 $474K
Minnesota 39,559 $482K
Iowa 39,432 $348K
Arkansas 34,524 $352K
Mississippi 33,860 $309K
Colorado 31,755 $322K
Kansas 30,471 $294K
Connecticut 29,457 $394K
New Mexico 26,137 $313K
Maryland 22,721 $289K
West Virginia 21,390 $226K
Nebraska 20,283 $190K
Rhode Island 20,008 $255K
Nevada 16,016 $179K
Maine 14,849 $232K
Idaho 14,160 $165K
Utah 13,974 $163K
Montana 12,721 $140K
South Dakota 9,424 $89.8K
North Dakota 9,422 $95.4K
New Hampshire 8,269 $107K
Delaware 6,322 $81.4K
Hawaii 5,878 $93.1K
Wyoming 4,712 $50.9K
Vermont 3,505 $45.9K
Alaska 3,108 $25.9K
District of Columbia 2,172 $20.2K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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