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KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Usually the food you eat supplies all of the potassium you need. However, certain diseases (e.g., kidney disease and gastrointestinal disease with vomiting and diarrhea) and drugs, especially diuretics ('water pills'), remove potassium from the body. Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

3.23M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 96 of 3238

$87.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 232 of 3238

777,559
Patients

Rank: 104 of 3238

219,443
Prescribers

Rank: 92 of 3238

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of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 59,889 266,982 $7.04M
Ohio 56,768 238,187 $7.1M
North Carolina 37,242 167,428 $4.23M
Texas 43,383 165,562 $4.12M
Florida 39,479 148,802 $3.58M
Georgia 34,485 148,109 $3.41M
Illinois 32,126 146,890 $3.82M
New York 39,064 144,217 $4.35M
California 35,309 125,471 $4.82M
Indiana 30,203 124,941 $3.6M
Virginia 24,945 108,586 $2.77M
Michigan 32,411 104,161 $3.23M
Alabama 21,858 95,091 $2.35M
Tennessee 21,624 87,236 $2.21M
Kentucky 19,184 84,347 $2.24M
South Carolina 19,097 81,469 $1.94M
Missouri 17,893 78,583 $1.99M
Louisiana 14,506 66,656 $1.4M
Massachusetts 15,269 63,411 $1.83M
New Jersey 18,539 62,404 $1.8M
Mississippi 11,402 54,671 $1.23M
Wisconsin 12,223 54,073 $1.54M
West Virginia 10,572 46,332 $1.17M
Maryland 13,318 45,433 $1.39M
Kansas 10,056 45,006 $1.2M
Arkansas 9,063 38,728 $954K
Arizona 10,529 37,289 $920K
Colorado 8,704 36,264 $943K
Connecticut 8,869 36,125 $1.02M
Oklahoma 9,287 35,920 $985K
Minnesota 9,130 33,728 $1.15M
Oregon 7,793 31,586 $892K
Washington 8,857 31,559 $922K
Maine 6,421 24,976 $778K
Iowa 5,333 23,865 $691K
Rhode Island 3,292 16,870 $397K
Utah 4,697 16,238 $518K
New Hampshire 3,539 14,145 $423K
Nebraska 3,186 14,082 $372K
New Mexico 3,805 13,272 $354K
Nevada 3,761 12,929 $312K
Idaho 3,374 12,487 $376K
Montana 2,397 10,368 $285K
South Dakota 1,850 9,435 $244K
Delaware 2,033 6,713 $207K
District of Columbia 1,561 5,802 $150K
Vermont 1,107 4,414 $149K
North Dakota 1,208 3,973 $116K
Alaska 611 3,126 $64.6K
Wyoming 826 3,089 $84.8K
Hawaii 534 1,682 $61.1K
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 KLOR-CON M20

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LEON KRAFT M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled446

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

MICHAEL ALBERT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled445

PEARL

Mississippi

CRAIG HOPPLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled445

TOLEDO

Ohio

CHARLES PAGANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled440

LUFKIN

Texas

BIJU OOMMEN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled438

HOUSTON

Texas

BRUCE TAYLOR

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled437

SELMA

Alabama

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled435

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

SCOTT BOWLIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled435

SHAWNEE

Kansas

JERE ESHLEMAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled434

MONTOURSVILLE

Pennsylvania

SANDEEP KALRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled430

NAPERVILLE

Illinois

MARK ROBERTS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

EVERGREEN

Alabama

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CHARLES DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

THOMAS MULLEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled422

RINGGOLD

Georgia

JILIAN WAITE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

KARIM BAKHTIAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

EDWARD CARLOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled418

MOBILE

Alabama

CHRIS LOMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

GURURAJ NAYAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled417

FORT VALLEY

Georgia

STEPHEN VERNIER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled412

YUKON

Oklahoma

DANNIS HOOD MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled410

RINGGOLD

Georgia

GEORGE SUTTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

MOBILE

Alabama

SAQIB NAZIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

MOHAMMAD KALO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled408

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio