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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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it's worth it

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it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

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
STEVE CHANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

NEW BERLIN

Wisconsin

VIJETH SRINGERI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

MANSFIELD

Ohio

DEWEY BENSENHAVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled323

PETERSBURG

West Virginia

DAVID HOYT D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled320

MERCER

Pennsylvania

PURVI PATEL MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled320

YORK

Pennsylvania

GHULAM ABBAS M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

STEVEN DELEE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled316

MIDDLETOWN

Indiana

WILLIAM SKINNER MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled316

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled316

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

LYNN LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ARUN GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS

Ohio

PATRICK SHEETS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

RENSSELAER

Indiana

JAMES TOOTHMAN D.O.

Personal Emergency Response Attendant

Claims Filled311

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

MICHAEL BARANAUSKAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled310

MENTOR

Ohio

KARIM BAKHTIAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RODERICK HAITHCOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

RICHMOND

Virginia

DOUGLAS KELLING M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

CONCORD

North Carolina

HARIGOPAL BALAJI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

CLEVELAND

Ohio

EMMANUEL RIVERA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled307

CINCINNATI

Ohio

J SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled307

METTER

Georgia

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

VALDOSTA

Georgia

KASHYAP PATEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled306

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled306

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

WAI LEE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled304

ELKHART

Indiana

NORBERTO VAZQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled303

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida