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RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Over-the-counter ranitidine is used to prevent and treat symptoms of heartburn associated with acid indigestion and sour stomach. Ranitidine is in a class of medications called H2 blockers. It decreases the amount of acid made in the stomach. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

7.56M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 40 of 3238

$93.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 221 of 3238

1,601,085
Patients

Rank: 48 of 3238

291,108
Prescribers

Rank: 55 of 3238

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it worked well

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it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 128,675 584,495 $7.25M
California 125,536 506,282 $6.38M
New York 95,324 439,241 $5.96M
Pennsylvania 69,400 352,844 $4.44M
Georgia 64,076 313,604 $3.52M
Texas 74,170 296,265 $4.07M
Missouri 52,100 289,479 $3.26M
Tennessee 55,061 282,739 $3.63M
Michigan 66,544 275,217 $4.11M
Ohio 52,537 241,405 $3.24M
Illinois 48,767 239,141 $2.98M
North Carolina 48,639 232,060 $3.04M
Kentucky 37,487 203,107 $2.37M
South Carolina 35,604 171,604 $2.09M
Massachusetts 34,820 164,020 $2.52M
Washington 34,320 163,362 $1.9M
Virginia 32,765 151,876 $2.13M
Arizona 33,227 140,333 $2M
Indiana 29,160 134,692 $1.88M
Alabama 27,204 129,678 $1.46M
Wisconsin 26,527 125,617 $1.75M
Minnesota 25,465 114,453 $1.41M
Mississippi 20,967 107,256 $1.1M
Iowa 18,868 104,844 $999K
Maryland 23,650 98,703 $1.37M
West Virginia 18,852 94,582 $1.04M
Louisiana 18,779 88,694 $1.03M
New Jersey 21,406 85,498 $1.3M
Oklahoma 17,449 84,825 $1.03M
Colorado 20,060 83,407 $1.16M
Arkansas 15,970 78,649 $806K
Oregon 13,855 66,329 $752K
Kansas 10,692 54,119 $605K
Maine 10,610 48,196 $673K
Connecticut 9,590 43,325 $686K
New Mexico 11,179 42,992 $641K
Nevada 9,430 39,034 $501K
Rhode Island 7,309 36,639 $570K
Nebraska 6,275 34,511 $355K
Idaho 5,778 26,010 $315K
Utah 5,873 24,770 $289K
New Hampshire 5,186 23,712 $373K
Hawaii 4,989 21,070 $287K
South Dakota 2,919 14,763 $162K
Delaware 3,984 14,469 $255K
Montana 2,749 12,786 $143K
Vermont 2,808 12,620 $168K
North Dakota 2,130 10,988 $126K
District of Columbia 2,084 8,498 $126K
Alaska 1,465 8,145 $78.9K
Wyoming 948 4,627 $61.5K
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 RANITIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,402

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,378

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,354

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,352

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,331

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,330

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,301

EULESS

Texas

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,291

HIALEAH

Florida

DAVID QUESTELL ALVARADO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,283

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,281

LOS ANGELES

California

MARIA MOLINA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,274

HIALEAH

Florida

JAVIER BATISTA

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,256

HIALEAH

Florida

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,250

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

INGRID MIXTER -LEON M.D.

Claims Filled1,250

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,236

TUCKER

Georgia

FELIX CARATINI MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,230

COAMO

Puerto Rico

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,228

CALHOUN

Georgia

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,225

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

CARLOS ORAMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,221

JAYUYA

Puerto Rico

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,213

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,209

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,190

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

JOSE CARDENAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,180

MIAMI

Florida

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,178

HIALEAH

Florida

KARIM SALEH VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

COAMO

Puerto Rico