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GENERLAC

LACTULOSE

Generlac (lactulose) draws water into the intestines to soften your stool for easier passing. It also helps draw ammonia into your stool for removal from the body. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug lactulose

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

218K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 515 of 3395

$3.98M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1234 of 3395

84,476
Patients

Rank: 446 of 3395

56,795
Prescribers

Rank: 385 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

348K

2011

375K

2012

265K

2013

246K

2014

218K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.62M

2011

$7.06M

2012

$5.55M

2013

$4.48M

2014

$3.98M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$17

2011

$17

2012

$17

2013

$17

2014

$16

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,880 39,235 $744K
Texas 11,586 25,838 $518K
Florida 8,996 20,492 $310K
Illinois 3,649 9,340 $182K
New York 3,194 6,928 $113K
North Carolina 2,205 6,414 $115K
New Jersey 2,609 6,413 $94.9K
Michigan 2,434 6,076 $113K
Arizona 2,517 5,954 $104K
Tennessee 2,300 5,370 $124K
Alabama 1,546 5,007 $92.7K
Louisiana 2,208 5,003 $69.7K
Massachusetts 1,765 4,963 $87.6K
Ohio 1,836 4,557 $85.5K
Missouri 1,514 4,303 $85.5K
New Mexico 1,503 3,897 $69.6K
Indiana 1,445 3,649 $72.6K
Georgia 1,406 3,505 $62.4K
Wisconsin 1,250 3,460 $75.5K
Pennsylvania 1,276 3,444 $67.5K
Virginia 1,177 3,377 $54.9K
Washington 1,150 2,944 $54.8K
Kentucky 907 2,650 $47.9K
Colorado 937 2,557 $46.6K
Oklahoma 960 2,482 $50.8K
Minnesota 817 2,342 $59.4K
Connecticut 898 2,240 $39.3K
Mississippi 809 2,234 $36K
Maryland 905 2,070 $35.3K
Iowa 600 2,027 $33.9K
Nevada 946 1,972 $35.4K
South Carolina 728 1,813 $31.1K
Oregon 663 1,768 $42.9K
Arkansas 539 1,431 $29.2K
Kansas 455 1,390 $29.1K
Hawaii 413 1,161 $18.7K
Nebraska 282 892 $15K
Utah 266 752 $13.8K
Idaho 235 686 $13.3K
West Virginia 268 664 $11.3K
Rhode Island 193 504 $7,371
New Hampshire 178 488 $7,953
North Dakota 139 471 $8,360
South Dakota 127 407 $6,625
Montana 138 401 $9,229
Delaware 135 302 $6,539
Maine 102 284 $5,327
Vermont 45 162 $3,449
District of Columbia 64 115 $2,502
Wyoming 46 112 $1,497
Alaska 39 95 $1,384
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARNOLD LING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

BELLFLOWER

California

SCOTT SCHABEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

ROCHESTER

New York

G. MICHAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

LAS VEGAS

New Mexico

ROBIN SPOON BARTON MEDICAL DOCTOR

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

ARINDER CHADHA MD, MBA, FACP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

PLACENTIA

California

JEFFREY HOWELL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled257

SAN DIEGO

California

JOON KANG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

ROWLAND HEIGHTS

California

HISHAM AHMED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled190

LAPEER

Michigan

LARRY MARSHALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled190

LAKESIDE

California

TED CLONTZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

MARY CHRISTENSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

ELDRIDGE

California

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled179

TURLOCK

California

NATHANIEL KIRKLAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

WOODSTOCK

Virginia

KAVEH BAHMANPOUR MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled176

FONTANA

California

WILLIAM ADMIRE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled172

MOBILE

Alabama

OLUDAYO DAWODU MD

General Practice

Claims Filled167

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled161

FORT WORTH

Texas

GUILLERMO CASTILLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled159

SAN DIEGO

California

CYNTHIA MILLER MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled142

LONG BEACH

California

MORTIMER STRONG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled141

JENKINTOWN

Pennsylvania

YOUSSEF AWAD MD

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled140

LONG BEACH

California

JOHN RUSSELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

EMERYVILLE

California

VICTOR SIEW M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled129

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

CARL FISHER

Pediatrics

Claims Filled129

GASTONIA

North Carolina

CHRISTINE MLOT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled129

SANTA ANA

California