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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 »

Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 191,739 $1.74M
Florida 124,928 $994K
Texas 116,052 $1.07M
New York 98,179 $845K
Pennsylvania 78,155 $729K
Ohio 71,328 $672K
Illinois 67,607 $618K
North Carolina 66,541 $644K
Tennessee 60,750 $543K
Georgia 59,576 $535K
Missouri 51,851 $454K
Alabama 50,964 $444K
Kentucky 48,570 $453K
Michigan 42,486 $407K
Indiana 39,664 $385K
New Jersey 39,384 $363K
Washington 35,118 $287K
Virginia 34,754 $336K
Wisconsin 32,562 $271K
South Carolina 32,369 $315K
Louisiana 30,582 $270K
Mississippi 29,056 $259K
Arkansas 27,602 $248K
Oklahoma 27,402 $260K
Massachusetts 26,933 $231K
Kansas 26,616 $237K
Iowa 23,202 $193K
Arizona 20,962 $191K
West Virginia 19,012 $169K
Oregon 18,080 $168K
Maryland 17,603 $175K
Minnesota 17,419 $163K
Connecticut 16,448 $147K
Colorado 14,292 $140K
Nebraska 11,690 $96.7K
Idaho 10,283 $98.1K
Maine 9,537 $88.4K
New Mexico 7,989 $68.1K
Nevada 7,613 $66.4K
Utah 7,570 $62.2K
Montana 7,289 $61.6K
South Dakota 6,483 $59.3K
New Hampshire 5,484 $49K
Rhode Island 4,937 $40.4K
North Dakota 3,692 $30.4K
Hawaii 3,570 $36.8K
Delaware 3,371 $35.5K
Alaska 3,019 $25.4K
Vermont 2,415 $18.7K
Wyoming 2,366 $20.8K
District of Columbia 1,738 $17.9K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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