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GENERLAC

Lactulose is a synthetic sugar used to treat constipation. It is broken down in the colon into products that pull water out from the body and into the colon. This water softens stools. Lactulose is also used to reduce the amount of ammonia in the blood of patients with liver disease. It works by drawing ammonia from the blood into the colon where it is removed from the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

265K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 460 of 3238

$5.55M
Retail Cost

Rank: 966 of 3238

98,165
Patients

Rank: 399 of 3238

61,527
Prescribers

Rank: 345 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 12,917 36,160 $743K
Texas 12,905 30,813 $672K
Florida 12,132 28,739 $573K
Illinois 4,204 10,864 $229K
Arizona 3,172 8,126 $192K
North Carolina 2,531 7,542 $165K
New York 3,400 7,500 $154K
Michigan 2,943 7,387 $149K
Pennsylvania 1,936 7,102 $133K
New Jersey 2,856 6,707 $126K
Tennessee 2,752 6,443 $150K
Alabama 1,904 6,425 $125K
Massachusetts 2,128 6,092 $143K
Ohio 2,282 5,984 $121K
Louisiana 2,534 5,955 $108K
Missouri 1,805 5,147 $114K
Indiana 1,796 5,015 $112K
Wisconsin 1,660 4,941 $109K
New Mexico 1,655 4,505 $88.1K
Connecticut 1,303 3,952 $88.5K
Georgia 1,545 3,882 $80.9K
Virginia 1,284 3,771 $75.9K
Oklahoma 1,291 3,755 $84.2K
Iowa 876 3,755 $67.7K
Kentucky 1,295 3,715 $73.2K
Mississippi 1,275 3,630 $68.5K
Minnesota 1,118 3,600 $86.7K
Colorado 1,068 3,257 $77.4K
Washington 1,222 3,239 $78.2K
Nevada 1,123 2,365 $47.2K
Maryland 874 2,255 $42K
Oregon 734 2,164 $54.6K
South Carolina 752 2,162 $53.3K
Arkansas 747 2,032 $43.8K
Idaho 381 1,681 $34.9K
Kansas 520 1,608 $32.2K
Hawaii 546 1,504 $30.8K
Nebraska 368 1,279 $27K
Utah 299 992 $19.7K
South Dakota 189 948 $17K
West Virginia 294 869 $20.5K
North Dakota 169 669 $11.6K
New Hampshire 215 654 $14.6K
Montana 199 630 $14.7K
Delaware 245 599 $14.9K
Rhode Island 202 525 $13.7K
Maine 199 455 $8,302
Vermont 74 220 $5,607
Alaska 61 179 $3,737
District of Columbia 72 149 $2,350
Wyoming 64 125 $2,070
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 GENERLAC

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID KUO D.O

Specialist

Claims Filled111

EVANSTON

Illinois

MARY CHRISTENSEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

ELDRIDGE

California

FRANKLIN LOO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled110

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

NARENDER ARCOT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled109

JACKSONVILLE

North Carolina

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled108

SANGER

California

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

SAN DIEGO

California

JACQUELINE HENCHEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

NEW HAVEN

Connecticut

RENE PELLEYA KHOURI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

WILLIAM ALLDREDGE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled105

TUSCALOOSA

Alabama

EDWARD MCDERMOTT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled104

NEW LONDON

Connecticut

MICHAEL MARKOPOULOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled103

DEL MAR

California

SHEIKH LATIF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

ROCKFORD

Illinois

JOHN GAIDRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

SAN DIEGO

California

JAMES WARRINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

CLARKSDALE

Mississippi

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

RAVI GANESHAPPA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled100

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RICHARD BUTLIG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

CARSON

California

WILLIAM MARTZ M.D., P.T

Physical Therapist

Claims Filled98

TUCSON

Arizona

ETSEGENET AYELE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

LOS ALAMITOS

California

JONATHAN STANFIELD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

OPP

Alabama

GAYANI DASANAYAKA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

GREENSBORO

North Carolina

RASHMIN PANCHAL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

HARBOR CITY

California

WILSON DAVIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled95

KEOKUK

Iowa

WILLIAM ADMIRE DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled94

MOBILE

Alabama

SUSAN ALBERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

NORTH WILKESBORO

North Carolina