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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

7.78M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 39 of 3362

$96.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 247 of 3362

1,674,686
Patients

Rank: 47 of 3362

298,770
Prescribers

Rank: 56 of 3362

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of people say

it's worth it

43%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

6.86M

2011

7.09M

2012

7.56M

2013

7.78M

2014

7.92M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$75.1M

2011

$78.9M

2012

$93.6M

2013

$96.4M

2014

$92.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$20

2012

$20

2013

$22

2014

$23

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 134,074 567,949 $7.39M
California 129,404 514,441 $6.79M
New York 102,278 466,702 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 73,937 368,310 $4.66M
Georgia 67,503 325,218 $3.5M
Texas 78,716 307,514 $4.36M
Missouri 52,989 292,849 $3.22M
Michigan 69,802 287,305 $4.04M
Tennessee 56,465 282,478 $3.56M
Ohio 54,345 251,536 $3.33M
North Carolina 51,491 242,353 $3.07M
Illinois 50,739 240,713 $3.13M
Kentucky 38,744 208,486 $2.23M
South Carolina 39,687 184,100 $2.14M
Massachusetts 36,870 170,904 $2.6M
Washington 35,533 163,381 $1.99M
Virginia 34,661 156,456 $2.09M
Arizona 33,983 139,049 $2.07M
Indiana 29,758 135,936 $1.85M
Alabama 28,052 128,074 $1.48M
Wisconsin 27,914 127,024 $1.76M
Minnesota 26,750 116,853 $1.42M
Mississippi 22,455 114,170 $1.1M
Maryland 26,444 107,076 $1.54M
Iowa 19,406 105,519 $1.04M
West Virginia 20,313 101,103 $1.04M
Louisiana 19,868 91,309 $1.02M
New Jersey 22,499 89,211 $1.33M
Colorado 22,077 88,137 $1.28M
Oklahoma 17,743 84,407 $983K
Arkansas 16,375 80,331 $754K
Oregon 14,470 68,284 $858K
Kansas 11,399 56,548 $614K
Maine 11,327 49,668 $699K
Connecticut 10,316 44,946 $675K
New Mexico 11,708 44,807 $680K
Nevada 9,717 38,575 $501K
Rhode Island 7,512 37,216 $591K
Nebraska 6,598 35,367 $346K
Utah 6,589 27,057 $332K
Idaho 6,079 26,806 $341K
New Hampshire 5,510 24,536 $393K
Hawaii 4,915 19,957 $311K
South Dakota 3,003 15,255 $153K
Delaware 4,247 15,232 $272K
Montana 2,869 13,466 $146K
Vermont 3,028 12,793 $174K
North Dakota 2,273 10,941 $117K
District of Columbia 2,189 8,956 $134K
Alaska 1,504 8,626 $106K
Wyoming 1,009 4,691 $63.6K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
EDWIN VALENTIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,070

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,063

DESLOGE

Missouri

ANDREW MESTER M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled1,056

SANTA BARBARA

California

LUISA RIVERA-CHINCHILLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,042

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,039

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

REYNALDO GOMEZ ADROVER M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,032

MANATI

Puerto Rico

STEVEN RODRIGUEZ MONGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

IVAN IRIZARRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,024

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

WILFREDO ALONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,018

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

FELIX GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,012

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH LI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

AHMAD IRFAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,007

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ALBERTO SASTRE MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,001

CIALES

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CEPERO AYENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled999

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled999

MIAMI

Florida

WALDO SANTIAGO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled995

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled992

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN NEGRON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled988

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ALBERTO CANDELARIO PIEVE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled984

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled976

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled968

TROUP

Texas

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled967

GALAX

Virginia

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled966

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee