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METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Metoclopramide is also used to relieve symptoms caused by slow stomach emptying in people who have diabetes. These symptoms include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, loss of appetite, and feeling of fullness that lasts long after meals. Metoclopramide is in a class of medications called prokinetic agents. It works by speeding the movement of food through the stomach and intestines. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.68M
Medicare Part D Claims
$18.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 201,699 $2.02M
Florida 135,169 $1.11M
Texas 120,992 $1.22M
New York 103,538 $938K
Pennsylvania 82,852 $817K
Ohio 78,813 $802K
Illinois 73,305 $685K
North Carolina 72,613 $731K
Tennessee 68,059 $636K
Georgia 63,730 $630K
Missouri 54,615 $527K
Kentucky 53,495 $534K
Alabama 53,209 $492K
Indiana 43,343 $427K
Michigan 43,041 $425K
New Jersey 40,738 $352K
Virginia 38,184 $375K
Puerto Rico 37,607 $250K
Washington 37,438 $333K
South Carolina 35,257 $349K
Wisconsin 34,313 $306K
Louisiana 32,566 $316K
Mississippi 30,501 $298K
Arkansas 30,373 $292K
Oklahoma 28,806 $293K
Massachusetts 28,738 $254K
Kansas 28,602 $270K
Iowa 25,292 $221K
Arizona 22,902 $207K
West Virginia 20,810 $188K
Oregon 20,167 $200K
Minnesota 19,724 $190K
Maryland 19,413 $201K
Connecticut 16,413 $151K
Colorado 15,599 $175K
Nebraska 12,659 $116K
Idaho 11,360 $104K
Maine 10,374 $96.2K
New Mexico 8,620 $80.1K
Utah 8,209 $69.1K
Montana 7,626 $66.9K
Nevada 7,603 $66.6K
South Dakota 6,945 $67.8K
New Hampshire 5,854 $53.8K
Rhode Island 5,075 $41.9K
North Dakota 4,284 $40.2K
Delaware 3,884 $41.3K
Hawaii 3,734 $42.2K
Alaska 3,420 $33.7K
Wyoming 2,798 $25.8K
Vermont 2,561 $20.7K
District of Columbia 1,670 $17.2K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID CHUA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,350

OAKBROOK TERRACE

Illinois

RAMESH GUPTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled586

BAKERSFIELD

California

MOHAMMAD AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled532

SOMERSET

Kentucky

DACEY MILLER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled523

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

JAE YOO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled507

LOS ANGELES

California

JUAN ALBERTI FLOR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled502

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled485

TUCKER

Georgia

JIN SUH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled482

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled481

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

OSCAR ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled474

EDINBURG

Texas

GREGORY LYFORD MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled467

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KANSAS NEUROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled455

TOPEKA

Kansas

LAWRENCE GURIAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled443

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled428

GALESBURG

Illinois

MARC CATALANO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled427

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

PARMOD KUMAR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled418

TULARE

California

JUNE YONG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled416

HUTCHINSON

Kansas

SATISH SONDHI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled412

MASON CITY

Iowa

KUMAR THIMMIAH M. D.

Specialist

Claims Filled410

OCALA

Florida

EDWARD WARREN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled408

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

DOUGLAS WEISSMAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled404

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

GARDEN GROVE

California

RICARDO LI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled390

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

STUART ZAKEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled388

CINCINNATI

Ohio