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KLOR-CON

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is a supplement that raises potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is essential for heart, nerve, and muscle function, and other important processes in your body. Blood potassium has to stay in a narrow range, so very small potassium level changes can have significant effects. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Potassium chloride

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

86.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 700 of 3362

$14.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 721 of 3362

31,851
Patients

Rank: 649 of 3362

28,425
Prescribers

Rank: 528 of 3362

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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

69.4K

2011

90.6K

2012

121K

2013

86.5K

2014

41.8K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.13M

2011

$4.27M

2012

$8.21M

2013

$14.3M

2014

$11.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$30

2011

$31

2012

$45

2013

$63

2014

$54

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 2,711 8,386 $1.41M
New York 2,659 7,679 $1.13M
California 2,616 5,488 $899K
Ohio 1,964 5,382 $969K
Illinois 1,451 4,029 $551K
Michigan 1,494 3,639 $721K
Texas 1,394 3,421 $496K
Florida 1,347 3,164 $488K
Massachusetts 1,009 3,070 $388K
Minnesota 920 2,745 $646K
North Carolina 923 2,622 $410K
Georgia 982 2,612 $374K
Virginia 864 2,431 $390K
Wisconsin 706 2,180 $394K
Missouri 695 1,936 $367K
Colorado 769 1,891 $324K
Maryland 660 1,690 $282K
Indiana 621 1,629 $267K
Connecticut 552 1,579 $218K
Washington 633 1,562 $300K
Alabama 528 1,512 $244K
Tennessee 500 1,501 $223K
New Jersey 537 1,477 $251K
Oregon 529 1,415 $264K
Mississippi 452 1,262 $174K
Arizona 572 1,248 $195K
South Carolina 460 1,182 $162K
Louisiana 414 1,019 $162K
Oklahoma 309 864 $175K
Kansas 237 685 $137K
Kentucky 291 662 $130K
New Mexico 279 584 $92.2K
Hawaii 229 572 $64.2K
Iowa 157 486 $104K
New Hampshire 169 477 $83.3K
West Virginia 193 473 $101K
Montana 143 449 $89.7K
Nevada 195 438 $82.6K
Maine 143 402 $79.1K
District of Columbia 144 380 $38.5K
Arkansas 127 322 $61.5K
Utah 143 296 $53.9K
Rhode Island 89 289 $31.8K
Idaho 92 243 $38.8K
South Dakota 61 213 $38.5K
North Dakota 61 192 $43.6K
Nebraska 79 190 $35.2K
Wyoming 41 125 $25.8K
Delaware 46 116 $17.2K
Vermont 49 108 $15.6K
Alaska 31 100 $12.4K
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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