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KLOR-CON 10

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

605K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 314 of 3395

$16.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 763 of 3395

190,690
Patients

Rank: 314 of 3395

99,940
Prescribers

Rank: 248 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

2.2M

2011

1.73M

2012

1.7M

2013

1.38M

2014

605K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$60.8M

2011

$48.9M

2012

$50.2M

2013

$40.3M

2014

$16.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$34

2011

$35

2012

$36

2013

$43

2014

$39

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 15,613 50,401 $1.41M
Ohio 12,216 38,661 $1.11M
Florida 13,430 38,587 $1.01M
Pennsylvania 11,431 38,306 $1.16M
New York 11,781 34,910 $1.07M
Georgia 9,036 33,126 $722K
Texas 11,455 32,211 $901K
North Carolina 7,738 28,733 $733K
Indiana 7,786 25,515 $771K
South Carolina 5,391 24,548 $472K
Michigan 9,936 24,069 $658K
Illinois 6,981 21,964 $645K
Tennessee 6,278 20,716 $580K
Alabama 5,381 16,815 $448K
Massachusetts 4,704 16,185 $540K
Virginia 4,511 14,757 $433K
New Jersey 5,693 14,508 $420K
Kentucky 3,428 11,703 $308K
Missouri 4,149 10,895 $328K
Arizona 3,659 10,586 $293K
Maryland 2,593 7,359 $202K
Mississippi 2,051 7,107 $173K
Wisconsin 2,131 6,450 $218K
Louisiana 2,004 6,310 $146K
West Virginia 1,852 6,061 $157K
Oklahoma 1,950 5,732 $160K
Connecticut 1,864 5,579 $174K
Minnesota 1,666 5,266 $193K
Oregon 1,314 4,210 $121K
Maine 1,322 4,134 $164K
Washington 1,558 3,689 $112K
Iowa 987 3,448 $129K
Rhode Island 777 3,358 $93.7K
Nevada 1,083 3,242 $78.8K
Kansas 1,018 3,032 $99.2K
New Hampshire 847 2,510 $83.1K
Colorado 1,077 2,435 $70.4K
Nebraska 621 2,216 $71.9K
Montana 485 1,752 $52.7K
Arkansas 719 1,745 $54.6K
South Dakota 418 1,544 $43.1K
New Mexico 680 1,521 $46.6K
North Dakota 318 1,164 $39.9K
Idaho 461 1,123 $33.2K
Utah 515 1,095 $38.2K
Hawaii 317 1,061 $36K
Vermont 292 1,029 $31.6K
Delaware 458 979 $34K
District of Columbia 266 868 $16.7K
Alaska 205 795 $14.3K
Wyoming 144 491 $13.7K
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 10

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD SHERMAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled935

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

RALPH D'AMORE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled660

GREENWOOD

South Carolina

JIMMY LEMKE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

AUGUSTA

Georgia

EDWARD WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled565

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

MICHAEL BERNARDO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled547

NEWBERRY

South Carolina

CHARLES KOLB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled510

ABBEVILLE

South Carolina

MARSHALL MEADORS M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled454

ANDERSON

South Carolina

LUIS RODRIGUEZ MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled431

PORTLAND

Oregon

JOSEPH PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled409

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

DAVID GREENHOUSE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled332

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

EVERGREEN

Alabama

STEVEN BARNETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

BLYTHEWOOD

South Carolina

JAMES JEWELL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled274

ROCK HILL

South Carolina

LESTER MIETKIEWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

NORTH GRAFTON

Massachusetts

MARK SMITH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

AKRON

Ohio

CHRISTINA DOLACK DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled238

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

LARRY DRAGONE DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled232

LINCOLN

Kansas

MERRYLEE MULLINAX CNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled228

SIMPSONVILLE

South Carolina

GURURAJ NAYAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

FORT VALLEY

Georgia

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

GEORGE RAINSFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

EDGEFIELD

South Carolina

ROBERT DEAN D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

OWASSO

Oklahoma

RICHARD FASANELLO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

CHARLTON PICKETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

AUGUSTA

Georgia

CARL HAYNES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled200

LA GRANGE

North Carolina