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KLOR-CON M20

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3.07M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 104 of 3362

$79.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 291 of 3362

775,215
Patients

Rank: 113 of 3362

220,893
Prescribers

Rank: 96 of 3362

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

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

2.99M

2011

3.07M

2012

3.23M

2013

3.07M

2014

2.46M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$78M

2011

$79.9M

2012

$87.7M

2013

$79.7M

2014

$60.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$38

2011

$42

2012

$40

2013

$42

2014

$41

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
Pennsylvania 58,105 244,594 $6.4M
Ohio 58,487 233,960 $6.85M
Texas 44,150 166,706 $3.98M
Illinois 33,649 150,445 $3.61M
North Carolina 35,492 147,989 $3.46M
Florida 39,558 146,131 $3.45M
Georgia 33,471 136,008 $2.98M
New York 39,198 133,929 $3.69M
Indiana 30,065 123,665 $3.36M
California 31,891 107,853 $4.11M
Michigan 32,515 106,329 $3.3M
Virginia 23,658 97,727 $2.36M
Alabama 21,456 84,511 $2.05M
South Carolina 20,312 83,850 $1.8M
Tennessee 21,250 82,275 $1.92M
Kentucky 18,734 76,287 $1.88M
Missouri 18,141 73,744 $1.84M
Massachusetts 15,540 60,012 $1.6M
New Jersey 17,322 57,015 $1.56M
Wisconsin 13,209 54,676 $1.52M
Mississippi 11,460 51,173 $1.05M
Louisiana 12,312 50,591 $994K
Maryland 13,197 44,510 $1.26M
Minnesota 11,351 39,758 $1.28M
Arkansas 9,406 39,717 $918K
Kansas 9,567 39,085 $1.03M
West Virginia 9,687 39,005 $911K
Colorado 9,686 37,196 $955K
Arizona 10,558 37,109 $902K
Oklahoma 9,085 35,147 $930K
Connecticut 8,942 34,285 $879K
Washington 9,581 31,956 $864K
Oregon 7,989 30,012 $827K
Iowa 6,003 24,174 $681K
Maine 6,297 22,905 $651K
Utah 4,740 15,726 $489K
Rhode Island 3,250 15,474 $341K
Nebraska 3,327 14,426 $359K
New Mexico 3,953 14,037 $349K
New Hampshire 3,614 13,564 $350K
Nevada 3,742 12,787 $312K
Idaho 3,474 12,467 $357K
Montana 2,350 8,983 $242K
South Dakota 2,005 8,735 $220K
North Dakota 1,936 6,606 $176K
Delaware 1,850 6,123 $177K
District of Columbia 1,506 5,647 $136K
Vermont 1,388 4,652 $131K
Wyoming 910 3,374 $88.2K
Alaska 499 1,865 $44.5K
Hawaii 512 1,474 $51K
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 KLOR-CON M20

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES GIERAHN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled353

RACINE

Wisconsin

DAVID GORECKI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled349

LA PORTE

Indiana

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled349

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

VANESSA FANT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled347

WOODLAWN

Virginia

THOMAS PETRYK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

NEWARK

Ohio

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled346

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled345

BECKLEY

West Virginia

DAVID BOWERS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled344

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

NICHOLAS CAMPO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled343

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

DAVID SHARP D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

OMAHA

Nebraska

CHARLES PAGANA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

HASSAN ABOULEISH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled342

HOULTON

Maine

CYNTHIA OCHS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled341

HART

Michigan

ERIC BINDER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

CAMP HILL

Pennsylvania

AUDRIUS RUKSENAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JOHN LILLY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

DUNBAR

West Virginia

MAHENDRA KALRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

RICHMOND

Indiana

JOHN ODOM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled330

MULLINS

South Carolina

MARK WAGNER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

READING

Pennsylvania

GLENN CAINE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

NANCY MILES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

THOMAS MATHEW M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

ERIE

Pennsylvania

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

EMAD ELBADAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BYRON HOFFMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

SILER CITY

North Carolina