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CIMETIDINE

Tagamet (cimetidine) reduces acid production in your stomach. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tagamet

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

120K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 639 of 3395

$4.09M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1228 of 3395

35,230
Patients

Rank: 621 of 3395

27,051
Prescribers

Rank: 541 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 4,831 15,710 $581K
Tennessee 2,129 8,596 $320K
Florida 2,421 7,320 $227K
Ohio 1,631 6,686 $230K
Texas 1,747 5,035 $158K
Michigan 1,764 4,765 $181K
Pennsylvania 1,186 4,266 $146K
New York 1,186 3,926 $130K
Illinois 1,027 3,743 $120K
Kentucky 978 3,514 $116K
North Carolina 919 3,057 $101K
Alabama 828 2,820 $80.3K
Missouri 856 2,811 $94.9K
Arizona 809 2,808 $100K
Massachusetts 686 2,770 $107K
Georgia 815 2,661 $79.3K
Indiana 760 2,617 $100K
Louisiana 646 1,935 $54.9K
Minnesota 535 1,809 $91.2K
South Carolina 500 1,796 $56.3K
Wisconsin 453 1,688 $72.2K
Mississippi 429 1,682 $51.2K
Arkansas 472 1,623 $42.2K
Oklahoma 416 1,575 $56.6K
Oregon 428 1,564 $56.8K
Virginia 429 1,456 $53.7K
Iowa 381 1,451 $51.8K
Colorado 438 1,401 $52.8K
West Virginia 376 1,347 $36.6K
New Jersey 392 1,073 $35.9K
Washington 332 1,038 $43.5K
Kansas 278 1,021 $44.7K
New Mexico 292 914 $34.7K
Maryland 292 899 $41.4K
Hawaii 234 815 $22K
Nevada 223 732 $27.2K
Utah 213 723 $30.1K
Maine 179 559 $22.5K
Nebraska 144 539 $15.2K
Idaho 147 476 $15.7K
Connecticut 137 467 $16.6K
New Hampshire 109 352 $14.1K
Montana 90 290 $8,489
North Dakota 61 214 $7,082
Rhode Island 50 212 $6,688
South Dakota 59 176 $6,318
Delaware 39 113 $5,533
Vermont 35 108 $3,902
Wyoming 31 87 $3,058
District of Columbia 24 63 $1,831
Alaska 11 31 $1,291
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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