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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 2015

2.46M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 126 of 3395

$60.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 384 of 3395

643,882
Patients

Rank: 123 of 3395

206,133
Prescribers

Rank: 108 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Ohio 48,883 189,988 $5.19M
Pennsylvania 38,749 151,998 $3.93M
Texas 37,998 133,163 $2.95M
Illinois 31,126 128,918 $2.91M
Florida 35,974 124,191 $2.7M
Georgia 29,508 119,116 $2.25M
North Carolina 28,981 117,354 $2.47M
Indiana 27,777 106,290 $2.77M
New York 28,454 95,000 $2.51M
Virginia 19,909 80,314 $1.84M
Michigan 24,632 77,918 $2.3M
South Carolina 17,939 74,473 $1.4M
California 22,460 71,808 $3.21M
Tennessee 18,959 71,097 $1.61M
Alabama 18,240 68,104 $1.58M
Missouri 15,654 61,859 $1.4M
Kentucky 15,040 59,093 $1.38M
Massachusetts 13,022 49,097 $1.29M
Wisconsin 11,476 46,445 $1.21M
Mississippi 9,642 42,008 $811K
New Jersey 13,253 41,134 $1.02M
Louisiana 8,912 37,672 $720K
Kansas 8,709 36,906 $903K
Arkansas 8,859 36,852 $757K
Oklahoma 9,704 36,658 $857K
Minnesota 10,481 36,065 $1.1M
Maryland 10,980 35,476 $975K
Colorado 8,601 32,285 $766K
Arizona 9,571 31,701 $737K
Connecticut 8,011 30,040 $717K
West Virginia 7,003 28,348 $660K
Washington 8,043 26,578 $684K
Oregon 6,397 23,651 $633K
Iowa 5,262 20,348 $551K
Maine 4,861 18,107 $510K
Utah 4,186 13,362 $374K
Nebraska 3,253 13,285 $319K
Rhode Island 2,728 12,857 $263K
Nevada 3,785 12,332 $285K
New Mexico 3,479 12,201 $258K
Idaho 3,191 11,472 $312K
New Hampshire 3,028 11,326 $298K
Montana 1,813 7,210 $181K
North Dakota 1,791 5,974 $151K
South Dakota 1,437 5,962 $141K
Delaware 1,315 4,351 $120K
District of Columbia 1,280 4,228 $100K
Vermont 1,010 3,256 $83.8K
Wyoming 861 3,210 $77.7K
Alaska 506 1,784 $39.1K
Hawaii 377 1,106 $39.8K
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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Top prescribers for KLOR-CON M20

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled288

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled288

EULESS

Texas

PRAKASH SARVEPALLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

EDMORE

Michigan

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MICHAEL AIKENS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled284

OPELIKA

Alabama

GARY BROWN M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled282

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio

BRIAN UNWIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled280

BETHESDA

Maryland

DAVID BOWERS M.D.

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled280

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

ROSEBUD

Texas

SOROUSH BEHNAM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled276

DALLAS

Texas

DONOVAN NEMBHARD M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled275

DEERFIELD BEACH

Florida

WULF HIRSCHFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

STEVE CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled275

NEW BERLIN

Wisconsin

DONALD RUTHERFORD D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled275

GRAND HAVEN

Michigan

JAMES ISERNIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled274

MARTINSVILLE

Virginia

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled273

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

MARK RICAURTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled273

COLUMBUS

Ohio

GREGORY LAKIN D.O., J.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled272

WICHITA

Kansas

MARK LINDEMANN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled272

FORT WORTH

Texas

EMAD ELBADAWY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

CLEVELAND

Ohio

LEWIS MEYERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

TROY

Missouri

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

LUFKIN

Texas

SEAN HEFFELFINGER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled269

CATASAUQUA

Pennsylvania

ADEL SHAHEEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled268

LIMA

Ohio

ALKA KAPOOR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled268

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri