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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

5.93M
Medicare Part D Claims
$75M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 553,560 $5.32M
Puerto Rico 530,263 $3.88M
California 469,048 $5.38M
New York 360,180 $4.39M
Pennsylvania 310,668 $3.78M
Missouri 289,863 $2.92M
Georgia 285,274 $2.89M
Tennessee 273,207 $2.88M
Texas 247,557 $2.78M
Illinois 243,563 $2.7M
Michigan 219,040 $3.09M
Ohio 214,565 $2.51M
North Carolina 196,211 $2.18M
Kentucky 191,275 $2.03M
South Carolina 173,197 $1.87M
Washington 155,295 $1.72M
Massachusetts 149,761 $2.13M
Arizona 145,517 $1.74M
Virginia 141,467 $1.64M
Indiana 125,304 $1.5M
Alabama 114,409 $1.13M
Wisconsin 111,471 $1.33M
Minnesota 103,837 $1.12M
Iowa 97,728 $885K
Mississippi 96,507 $980K
Oklahoma 85,068 $971K
West Virginia 84,888 $838K
Maryland 82,931 $1.11M
Louisiana 79,013 $794K
Colorado 78,879 $964K
New Jersey 72,709 $974K
Arkansas 69,590 $625K
Oregon 65,448 $685K
Kansas 45,363 $452K
Maine 43,019 $490K
New Mexico 42,476 $547K
Connecticut 39,702 $561K
Nevada 36,293 $424K
Nebraska 33,502 $338K
Rhode Island 32,711 $471K
Idaho 23,193 $261K
New Hampshire 22,145 $301K
Utah 19,809 $211K
Hawaii 19,526 $314K
South Dakota 13,676 $149K
Vermont 12,932 $155K
Delaware 12,141 $186K
Montana 10,190 $119K
North Dakota 8,919 $86.5K
Alaska 8,309 $101K
District of Columbia 8,159 $107K
Wyoming 4,386 $49.4K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for RANITIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRIS CHON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled936

SKOKIE

Illinois

CHUL KIM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled932

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

RODOLFO DUMENIGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled930

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

MITCHELL WICKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled912

HAZARD

Kentucky

JEFFERY KERR D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled909

ROLLA

Missouri

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled896

DALLAS

Texas

STEPHEN FINN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled895

ROME

Georgia

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled890

MIAMI

Florida

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled884

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

GIGLIOLA ARNEJO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled875

HIALEAH

Florida

AHMAD IRFAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled871

WAYCROSS

Georgia

ELENA PERNASWAECHTER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled867

MIAMI

Florida

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled860

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled852

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

OTTO LLERENA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled852

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled850

MIAMI

Florida

DOUGLAS WEISSMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled849

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

YOUSIF MANSOUR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled848

SOUTHFIELD

Michigan

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled846

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

RAMON CARRILLO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled840

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JAMES POLHILL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled840

LOUISVILLE

Georgia

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled839

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled827

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled823

CORAL GABLES

Florida

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled822

RINGGOLD

Georgia