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METFORMIN HCL ER

METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

4.33M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 77 of 3362

$128M
Retail Cost

Rank: 202 of 3362

959,360
Patients

Rank: 94 of 3362

183,992
Prescribers

Rank: 125 of 3362

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it's worth it

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it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 73,587 335,675 $13.3M
California 79,578 312,606 $10.1M
Texas 72,404 296,772 $8.33M
North Carolina 50,290 249,388 $5.97M
Florida 52,918 216,889 $6.04M
Ohio 45,152 198,173 $6.45M
Pennsylvania 38,765 183,374 $7.19M
Tennessee 34,564 155,701 $3.52M
Georgia 30,142 145,577 $3.33M
Illinois 32,896 145,316 $3.92M
Missouri 23,908 116,883 $2.7M
Virginia 25,138 111,346 $2.79M
Indiana 25,226 109,963 $3.06M
South Carolina 23,166 108,846 $2.69M
Alabama 22,878 107,678 $2.49M
Michigan 28,356 106,574 $4.7M
Massachusetts 21,181 103,943 $3.6M
New Jersey 25,436 100,696 $4.53M
Wisconsin 22,059 99,059 $2.71M
Kentucky 18,235 91,173 $2.43M
Louisiana 16,568 80,072 $2.12M
Minnesota 17,252 73,913 $2.18M
Washington 16,031 69,744 $1.67M
Mississippi 11,090 55,440 $837K
Iowa 10,409 52,927 $914K
Arizona 13,039 50,932 $1.71M
Maryland 13,657 50,055 $2.4M
Oregon 10,693 47,764 $1.1M
Connecticut 10,845 47,115 $2.1M
Arkansas 8,026 43,403 $664K
Kansas 9,231 42,772 $1.08M
Oklahoma 9,047 39,662 $1M
West Virginia 7,364 35,623 $925K
Colorado 8,059 32,967 $969K
Utah 6,916 28,210 $661K
Idaho 6,384 27,977 $550K
Nebraska 4,529 24,310 $413K
Rhode Island 4,296 24,254 $677K
Nevada 6,068 23,375 $661K
Maine 4,881 19,624 $855K
New Mexico 4,585 18,470 $644K
Hawaii 3,666 17,045 $652K
New Hampshire 3,812 16,732 $571K
Montana 2,602 12,049 $250K
South Dakota 2,110 10,858 $176K
Delaware 2,822 10,048 $581K
Vermont 1,853 8,078 $278K
North Dakota 1,711 7,922 $132K
Wyoming 1,187 5,677 $123K
Alaska 1,038 5,587 $124K
District of Columbia 1,386 5,538 $202K
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 METFORMIN HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PATRICK MOORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,319

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

XIAORONG HE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,137

ELMHURST

New York

DAVID LILJENQUIST MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,063

IDAHO FALLS

Idaho

RAUF BABA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled976

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

DONG SOO SON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled969

ANAHEIM

California

MOHAMED ZEITOUN MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled895

HOBART

Indiana

KATHRYN LUCAS MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled874

MOREHEAD CITY

North Carolina

ALVERIS MOLINA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled870

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled866

CARROLLTON

Georgia

RECAREDO BERBANO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled831

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

KEITH WOO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled831

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JASON PAEK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled819

WALNUT

California

JONATHAN WAITMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled790

NEW YORK

New York

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled778

FLUSHING

New York

HANGJUN JANG M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled775

FLUSHING

New York

HAROLD WHEELER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled763

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

STEPHEN WEST MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled756

EVERGREEN

Alabama

THOMAS MCKELVEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled749

MOBILE

Alabama

MANUELA MENDES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled745

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

STANLEY MATHEW MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled738

SAINT PETERS

Missouri

RONALD HUNTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled735

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

JORGE BARBOZA SOSA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

EAGLE PASS

Texas

RISHI RASTOGI MD

Claims Filled711

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

HECTOR MONTALVO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled711

METAIRIE

Louisiana

ROBERTO ORTIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled710

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island