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CIMETIDINE

Tagamet (Cimetidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

145K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 593 of 3362

$3.45M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1097 of 3362

41,977
Patients

Rank: 569 of 3362

31,102
Prescribers

Rank: 505 of 3362

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63%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

208K

2011

189K

2012

160K

2013

145K

2014

120K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.53M

2011

$2.31M

2012

$2.55M

2013

$3.45M

2014

$4.09M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$21

2011

$21

2012

$23

2013

$29

2014

$33

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
California 5,842 19,549 $542K
Tennessee 2,440 10,111 $246K
Florida 2,759 8,497 $191K
Ohio 1,854 7,442 $174K
Texas 1,957 5,850 $130K
Michigan 1,990 5,583 $138K
Pennsylvania 1,344 5,342 $123K
Illinois 1,314 5,016 $112K
New York 1,472 4,910 $111K
Kentucky 1,181 4,229 $95.2K
North Carolina 1,080 3,800 $86.6K
Arizona 971 3,567 $89.6K
Massachusetts 794 3,350 $91.3K
Alabama 998 3,326 $66.4K
Missouri 945 3,233 $79.5K
Indiana 896 3,211 $82.1K
Georgia 971 3,159 $67.7K
Minnesota 686 2,287 $79.9K
Louisiana 785 2,208 $42.1K
Iowa 474 2,069 $49K
Mississippi 525 2,033 $39.8K
Wisconsin 549 2,014 $60.6K
South Carolina 524 1,902 $42.8K
Oregon 498 1,852 $48.2K
Arkansas 563 1,823 $32.8K
Virginia 531 1,815 $46.8K
Oklahoma 496 1,752 $44.9K
West Virginia 471 1,545 $33.3K
Colorado 467 1,446 $41.5K
New Jersey 493 1,383 $30.5K
Washington 390 1,261 $34.5K
Maryland 359 1,214 $36.2K
Hawaii 310 1,182 $23.3K
Kansas 300 1,129 $30.4K
New Mexico 305 1,114 $30.3K
Maine 270 953 $24.5K
Nevada 276 830 $20.9K
Nebraska 205 762 $15.6K
Utah 222 718 $20K
Connecticut 206 684 $17.7K
Idaho 162 551 $11.7K
New Hampshire 130 434 $9,533
Montana 105 377 $9,426
South Dakota 79 325 $8,057
Rhode Island 71 318 $7,081
North Dakota 93 267 $6,919
Vermont 48 145 $3,714
Delaware 51 128 $3,883
Wyoming 24 125 $2,352
District of Columbia 28 58 $971
Alaska 14 31 $843
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 CIMETIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN BERG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DESMET

South Dakota

PHILLIP TAYLOR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

THOUSAND OAKS

California

KAREN MAVES MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled50

DAVENPORT

Iowa

MICHAEL ALEXANDER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SANDRA MARSHALL MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled51

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

EFRAIN VALLADOLID M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

CHULA VISTA

California

PUTCHA MURTHY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

AUBURN

Massachusetts

RAYMOND PONGONIS D.O.

Sports Medicine

Claims Filled53

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SHELLEY STINER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled53

GREENWOOD

Indiana

JOSE MARTINEZ MD PA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

WELLINGTON

Florida

ANN MARIE MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

DORRIS RAGSDALE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled54

LEWISBURG

West Virginia

DONNA WONG D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

DOWNEY

California

PAUL KELLY M.D.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled54

RIVERHEAD

New York

JAMES PEASE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

FRANKLIN

Indiana

MILFORD TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled57

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

HARVEY YUNG

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

ANAHEIM

California

MARIO SANTAELLA MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

SABANA GRANDE

Puerto Rico

PAUL MCFADDEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

DOVER

Ohio

MICHAEL MARDINEY M.D.

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled59

ELLICOTT CITY

Maryland

JAMES DURKIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

ETOWAH

Tennessee

DANIEL BRADFORD M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled60

ROGERS

Arkansas

FRANK LESTER M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled60

MOBILE

Alabama

CHRISTINA SUAREZ ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled60

PHOENIX

Arizona

RUBEN BRAVO VALVERDE MD

Claims Filled61

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico