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Prescriber Checkup » METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

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
KHIEM NGUYEN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled387

PORT ST LUCIE

Florida

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled382

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

DUANE FITCH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled381

WILSON

North Carolina

YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled380

VICKSBURG

Mississippi

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

DUBLIN

Georgia

ROBERT HERRING MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled371

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled370

LOS ANGELES

California

M AYASSO M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled367

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled349

LONG BEACH

California

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled345

LENEXA

Kansas

MARIUSZ KLIN MD, PHD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled343

PANAMA CITY

Florida

TARIQ KHAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled341

SOUTHAVEN

Mississippi

LENIN PETERS M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled337

HIGH POINT

North Carolina

CONRADO BERMUDEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

MIAMI

Florida

CHRISTOPH WOERLEIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled333

MISSOULA

Montana

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

MIAMI

Florida

VERLE BOHMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled327

LOGAN

Utah

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled326

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

ALVIN BIRD D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled326

WINFIELD

Kansas

LOI LUU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled323

WESTMINSTER

California

ROY OVERTON DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled321

WEST DES MOINES

Iowa

RAJEEV MANU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled319

BAKERSFIELD

California

MIN CHA M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled319

LOS ANGELES

California

RONALD KILLAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled317

HOUSTON

Texas

MUHAMMAD ATA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

PISGAH

Alabama