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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 2015

7.92M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 42 of 3395

$92.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 284 of 3395

1,737,706
Patients

Rank: 46 of 3395

306,731
Prescribers

Rank: 56 of 3395

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it's worth it

44%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 138,067 553,766 $6.94M
California 133,558 520,990 $6.54M
New York 109,853 489,304 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 78,119 379,818 $4.76M
Georgia 70,668 335,771 $3.5M
Texas 82,426 314,094 $4.2M
Michigan 72,439 292,843 $3.95M
Missouri 52,828 290,101 $2.96M
Tennessee 57,652 279,579 $3.33M
Ohio 55,952 254,053 $3.25M
North Carolina 54,446 246,491 $2.94M
Illinois 51,961 241,680 $2.93M
Kentucky 40,010 211,971 $2.15M
South Carolina 41,500 188,218 $2.14M
Massachusetts 37,941 173,762 $2.4M
Washington 36,357 165,718 $1.84M
Virginia 36,226 160,046 $2.02M
Indiana 30,819 136,834 $1.76M
Arizona 33,890 135,758 $1.93M
Alabama 29,724 129,014 $1.46M
Wisconsin 28,719 126,703 $1.6M
Mississippi 24,264 121,134 $1.09M
Minnesota 27,662 118,435 $1.34M
Maryland 28,476 112,129 $1.54M
West Virginia 21,893 110,112 $1.06M
Iowa 19,802 105,470 $985K
Louisiana 20,687 94,148 $1M
New Jersey 23,803 92,406 $1.27M
Colorado 23,249 90,414 $1.25M
Arkansas 16,824 82,668 $728K
Oklahoma 17,893 81,518 $899K
Oregon 14,926 67,259 $798K
Kansas 11,939 57,550 $579K
Maine 11,407 49,051 $695K
Connecticut 10,945 45,824 $655K
New Mexico 11,823 44,157 $619K
Nevada 10,145 39,563 $495K
Rhode Island 7,988 38,219 $580K
Nebraska 6,633 35,727 $325K
Idaho 6,683 28,737 $332K
Utah 7,035 28,673 $318K
New Hampshire 6,233 26,631 $415K
Hawaii 4,781 18,126 $265K
Delaware 4,665 16,340 $265K
South Dakota 3,168 16,020 $152K
Montana 3,096 13,826 $146K
Vermont 3,183 13,166 $165K
North Dakota 2,321 11,139 $105K
District of Columbia 2,293 8,919 $122K
Alaska 1,409 7,892 $97.2K
Wyoming 1,137 4,884 $55.5K
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
MARIA VALENTIN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,029

PONCE

Puerto Rico

CONSTANTINE SAADEH M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled1,020

AMARILLO

Texas

RAMON NEGRON RIVERA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,020

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

FARES YASIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,014

DEARBORN

Michigan

IVAN IRIZARRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,013

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANA SEDA CORDERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,003

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled999

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled992

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

RAMON SOSA GARCIA

General Practice

Claims Filled991

CABO ROJO

Puerto Rico

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled987

JACKSON

Mississippi

VICTOR POLANCO SANCHEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled987

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CIDRE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled984

MANATI

Puerto Rico

VICTOR DELGADO COLON M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled981

MANATI

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled981

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

LUIS PAZ REYES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled980

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL BERTINO M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled977

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ERASTO RODRIGUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled973

TUCKER

Georgia

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled971

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

ERROL GRAHAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled965

BAXLEY

Georgia

PEDRO FALTO DETRES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled961

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

ANTHONY CAPTAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled959

CALHOUN

Georgia

IVAN ROSICH CAPO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled957

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

KIYOMI SANTOS ONODA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled956

PENUELAS

Puerto Rico

STEPHEN ABSHIRE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled951

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana