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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
ARCHIE HOOPER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

LIVINGSTON

Alabama

MARIANNE KRAMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

SONOMA

California

BASSAM AL HOMSI MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled79

DEMING

New Mexico

STEVEN LAKE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled79

LONG BEACH

California

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

ROYSTON

Georgia

GERALD BAER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

ELIZABETHTOWN

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL LARDON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled78

SAN DIEGO

California

MARC STRETTEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

MONTEBELLO

California

AJAI AGARWAL M.D.

Managed Care Organizations, Preferred Provider Organization

Claims Filled77

EL PASO

Texas

PAUL BUCKMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

NATHALIE

Virginia

SAMUEL ROMERO-RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

EL PASO

Texas

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

TROUP

Texas

BRIAN KING MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled76

LONGVIEW

Texas

OMAR ZANTUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

HOUSTON

Texas

CLAUDIO ZAWITKOWSKI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

SAN DIEGO

California

RALPH RILEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

SALUDA

South Carolina

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

FORT WORTH

Texas

LINFORD GEHMAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

BERGTON

Virginia

DEBORAH SCHULTZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

APPLETON

Wisconsin

JUSTIN POWELL D.O.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled74

HALLETTSVILLE

Texas

WILLIAM ANDERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled73

GORE

Oklahoma

RICARDO CUADRA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

HOUSTON

Texas

BRAHMAIAH RAJESH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

SAINT JOHNS

Michigan

JOSE ROCAMORA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled72

EL CENTRO

California

DANIEL GRAVES MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled72

RENTON

Washington