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CIMETIDINE

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 2013

160K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 561 of 3238

$2.56M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1214 of 3238

46,636
Patients

Rank: 528 of 3238

33,748
Prescribers

Rank: 467 of 3238

User Reviews of CIMETIDINE »

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 7,082 23,095 $477K
Tennessee 2,844 12,313 $199K
Florida 3,112 9,848 $145K
Ohio 1,927 7,549 $123K
Texas 2,156 6,560 $93K
Michigan 2,122 5,882 $93K
Pennsylvania 1,467 5,718 $79.6K
New York 1,544 5,501 $84.7K
Illinois 1,312 5,185 $75.4K
Kentucky 1,281 4,620 $69.9K
Arizona 1,195 4,200 $68.9K
North Carolina 1,101 3,932 $59.2K
Alabama 1,057 3,751 $51.8K
Massachusetts 882 3,576 $65.7K
Missouri 1,017 3,398 $50.2K
Indiana 921 3,282 $54.4K
Georgia 922 3,088 $41.2K
Minnesota 751 2,602 $58K
Iowa 550 2,355 $34.2K
Mississippi 556 2,340 $28.6K
Louisiana 781 2,335 $28.6K
Wisconsin 590 2,285 $42.7K
Oregon 595 2,198 $35.2K
Virginia 553 1,925 $32.4K
Oklahoma 524 1,864 $30.1K
Arkansas 542 1,706 $21.2K
West Virginia 519 1,580 $22K
South Carolina 483 1,570 $24.7K
New Jersey 562 1,517 $20.4K
Colorado 479 1,517 $29K
Washington 434 1,429 $23.5K
Hawaii 354 1,379 $16.4K
Kansas 346 1,253 $20.8K
New Mexico 406 1,251 $22.9K
Maryland 339 1,116 $21.7K
Maine 301 1,094 $17.6K
Nebraska 201 842 $11.5K
Nevada 301 825 $14.2K
Connecticut 204 681 $12.1K
Utah 199 679 $12.3K
Idaho 166 590 $8,343
New Hampshire 140 486 $6,956
Montana 112 429 $6,763
Rhode Island 110 392 $5,269
North Dakota 94 292 $4,783
South Dakota 76 287 $4,428
Delaware 56 162 $2,556
Vermont 50 154 $2,246
Wyoming 29 94 $1,429
District of Columbia 29 69 $1,292
Alaska 17 39 $585
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 CIMETIDINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MICHAEL HONEYWELL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

HUNTSVILLE

Alabama

JOSE VELEZ VILLAPLANA MD

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Primary Care

Claims Filled75

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JASVIR SIDHU MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

PORTERVILLE

California

MANUEL MARCANO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled74

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL KELLER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

AVONDALE

Arizona

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled73

JACKSON

Tennessee

THWAN HAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

GRANITE CITY

Illinois

LARRY LOVALL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

DANVILLE

Indiana

MILFORD TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled70

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM GARCIA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled68

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

MARIA POCHCIAL MD

Allergy Immunology

Claims Filled66

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

ANN MARIE MOTLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled65

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOHN KRUBA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

PALM SPRINGS

California

JAMES PEASE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

FRANKLIN

Indiana

MICHAEL ALEXANDER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled65

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CECIL PARKER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

MOBILE

Alabama

MOISES ISSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled63

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MARCIA BRADFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHRISTINA SUAREZ ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled62

PHOENIX

Arizona

HASMUKH KANABAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled61

MADISONVILLE

Tennessee

JAMES THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled60

SAVANNAH

Tennessee

JOSE MARTINEZ MD PA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled60

WELLINGTON

Florida

ROLANDO DIAZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled60

JUANA DIAZ

Puerto Rico

PAUL LIVENGOOD MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled59

CUMBERLAND

Maryland

CUONG VU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled58

OAKLAND

California