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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.61M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 173 of 3362

$13.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 758 of 3362

521,181
Patients

Rank: 150 of 3362

195,192
Prescribers

Rank: 113 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 59,751 165,731 $1.42M
Texas 40,567 110,923 $939K
Florida 37,589 107,830 $829K
New York 33,804 93,215 $702K
Pennsylvania 20,402 68,740 $573K
Ohio 18,395 64,223 $607K
North Carolina 18,351 61,182 $521K
Illinois 18,229 56,155 $476K
Tennessee 16,470 55,984 $450K
Georgia 16,163 53,851 $447K
Alabama 15,805 47,105 $363K
Missouri 14,967 46,559 $379K
Kentucky 12,796 44,016 $375K
Michigan 14,380 42,439 $366K
Indiana 11,386 36,192 $341K
New Jersey 11,962 35,035 $286K
South Carolina 10,107 30,475 $250K
Virginia 9,138 29,892 $277K
Wisconsin 11,217 29,780 $244K
Washington 9,509 27,474 $219K
Louisiana 7,474 26,960 $213K
Massachusetts 8,592 26,059 $214K
Arkansas 6,836 25,038 $206K
Mississippi 6,483 24,774 $202K
Kansas 6,757 24,347 $208K
Oklahoma 6,850 23,662 $212K
Iowa 5,763 20,172 $154K
Arizona 7,120 19,630 $173K
Maryland 6,103 17,416 $155K
West Virginia 4,348 16,016 $125K
Oregon 4,876 14,824 $129K
Minnesota 4,570 14,547 $123K
Connecticut 4,413 14,211 $121K
Colorado 4,240 12,396 $113K
Nebraska 3,154 10,630 $80.7K
Idaho 2,344 8,644 $71.2K
Maine 2,438 8,353 $75.6K
Nevada 2,657 7,413 $59.5K
Utah 2,662 6,806 $51K
New Mexico 2,433 6,728 $54.8K
South Dakota 2,229 6,406 $47.9K
Montana 2,539 6,274 $45.2K
New Hampshire 1,650 4,902 $42K
Rhode Island 1,443 4,359 $35.4K
North Dakota 1,216 3,608 $27.1K
Delaware 1,225 3,318 $32.9K
Hawaii 1,240 3,183 $28.5K
Alaska 504 2,400 $18.5K
Wyoming 503 1,903 $15.4K
Vermont 711 1,758 $12.3K
District of Columbia 582 1,644 $14K
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 METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SWEATT M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled339

LAKE JACKSON

Texas

GARY CHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

BROOKLYN

New York

MOHAMMAD AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

SOMERSET

Kentucky

REYNALDO GODINES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled335

LAREDO

Texas

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled334

JACKSON

Tennessee

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

LOS ANGELES

California

ORLANDO TORRES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled327

HIALEAH

Florida

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

EDWARD COLES M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled321

SAN MARCOS

Texas

MARK FRIEDMAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled320

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

LYNDON HERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled319

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

GARY HOWARD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

MONTEVALLO

Alabama

RONALD KILLAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

HOUSTON

Texas

JEFFERY WARREN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LARRY SMITH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled309

VALDOSTA

Georgia

KHIZAR AHSAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled308

RIO GRANDE CITY

Texas

WOOSUK PARK MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled308

RACINE

Wisconsin

WILLIAM DENTON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled308

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled305

HOUMA

Louisiana

JACK OHRINGER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled304

RACINE

Wisconsin

MARTHA AROUNI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled301

OMAHA

Nebraska

JOSEPH COCHRAN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled300

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SUBHASH GUMBER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled298

CARY

North Carolina

THOMAS KEPCZYK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled298

SAN MARCOS

Texas

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

GALESBURG

Illinois