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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

7%

of people say

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
SONIA LOSA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,144

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO JIMENEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,124

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

LAURENCE LUM D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,118

DESLOGE

Missouri

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,098

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

IVAN IRIZARRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,097

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

KARTIKEYA PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,094

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

YAOLEN BOLANOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,090

HIALEAH

Florida

LUISA RIVERA-CHINCHILLA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,085

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

CELIA QUINNONEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,081

KISSIMMEE

Florida

LUIS PANNOCCHIA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,074

NEW TAZEWELL

Tennessee

ANDREW MESTER M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled1,063

SANTA BARBARA

California

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,062

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

FELIX GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,049

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS CEPERO AYENDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,038

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

JUAN NEGRON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,037

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,027

MIAMI

Florida

LUIS SIACA COLON MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,025

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,025

NEWFANE

New York

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,019

HIALEAH

Florida

ERNESTO GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,016

MIAMI

Florida

VICTOR LOPEZ-LLAVONA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled991

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE CURET RAMOS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled987

GURABO

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled985

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

JORGE MARTINEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled985

COAMO

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM SANTIAGO BUTLER M.D.,

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled983

PONCE

Puerto Rico