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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
JERRY COHEN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled817

NARBERTH

Pennsylvania

KARELIA RUIZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled815

HIALEAH

Florida

ELDA HERNANDEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled808

MIAMI

Florida

RICHARD CHASE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled799

OGLETHORPE

Georgia

WARREN STUMBO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled799

HINDMAN

Kentucky

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled795

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEFINA FONTANILLS

Family Medicine

Claims Filled794

MIAMI

Florida

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled791

GALAX

Virginia

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled787

NEWFANE

New York

AUSBERTO BIANCHI MD

Claims Filled776

MIAMI

Florida

RAJA PASPULA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled770

DALLAS

Texas

OSMANY RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled762

MIAMI

Florida

JAMES WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled759

TRENTON

Tennessee

LUIS AGUIAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled759

HIALEAH

Florida

RAJENDRA GAVINI M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled754

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MILES JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled751

SMYRNA

Georgia

ELIZABETH MARTINEZ M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled747

MIAMI

Florida

MARK ANDREWS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled747

LAKEWOOD

Washington

MICHAEL NIELSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled746

INDEPENDENCE

Missouri

TAI WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled746

SAN GABRIEL

California

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled746

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

MUSIB GAPPY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled744

HAZEL PARK

Michigan

MICHAEL DAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

GARDEN GROVE

California

FELIX GONZALEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

MIAMI

Florida

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled742

MIAMI

Florida