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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 »


Medicare Part D Claims
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 »

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