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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.72M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 167 of 3238

$15.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 673 of 3238

549,663
Patients

Rank: 135 of 3238

197,601
Prescribers

Rank: 103 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 64,078 179,483 $1.6M
Texas 42,578 118,554 $1.07M
Florida 39,898 117,802 $997K
New York 34,751 97,321 $833K
Pennsylvania 22,407 74,751 $687K
Ohio 19,901 69,605 $679K
North Carolina 19,441 65,519 $613K
Illinois 19,296 60,685 $554K
Tennessee 17,600 60,551 $539K
Georgia 17,367 55,870 $506K
Alabama 16,818 51,558 $437K
Missouri 15,419 48,922 $427K
Kentucky 12,331 46,000 $444K
Michigan 15,012 45,526 $433K
Indiana 11,827 38,202 $388K
New Jersey 13,192 37,726 $346K
Wisconsin 12,033 31,931 $275K
Virginia 9,622 31,817 $315K
Washington 11,148 31,303 $255K
South Carolina 10,109 30,209 $292K
Louisiana 7,818 28,485 $254K
Mississippi 7,149 27,059 $240K
Arkansas 7,202 26,041 $234K
Kansas 7,421 26,013 $242K
Massachusetts 8,156 25,508 $222K
Oklahoma 7,220 25,325 $239K
Iowa 6,019 21,912 $181K
Arizona 7,046 19,849 $180K
Maryland 5,966 17,334 $171K
West Virginia 4,428 16,778 $151K
Oregon 5,316 16,194 $144K
Minnesota 5,007 15,790 $146K
Connecticut 4,639 15,669 $141K
Colorado 4,319 13,628 $133K
Nebraska 3,275 11,087 $90.6K
Idaho 2,566 9,450 $81.3K
Maine 2,527 8,913 $83.7K
Nevada 2,720 8,046 $69.8K
New Mexico 2,611 7,257 $64.4K
Utah 2,520 7,092 $57.4K
Montana 2,796 7,001 $56.3K
South Dakota 2,083 6,525 $56K
New Hampshire 1,755 5,137 $47.7K
Rhode Island 1,441 4,334 $36.7K
North Dakota 1,307 3,974 $33.2K
Delaware 1,413 3,747 $38.1K
Hawaii 1,249 3,237 $29.7K
Alaska 568 2,469 $18.1K
Vermont 781 2,036 $15.8K
Wyoming 537 2,009 $17.2K
District of Columbia 622 1,767 $16K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 BOWERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled278

ATHENS

Tennessee

KARL MERSICH MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled276

ROCHESTER

New York

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled274

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JACK OHRINGER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled274

RACINE

Wisconsin

SUBHASH GUMBER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled274

CARY

North Carolina

LUIS NASIFF MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled273

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN MCLAUGHLIN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled272

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

CARLOS NEGHME M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled272

SAN MARCOS

Texas

DOROTHY TRUBISH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled272

ORCHARD PARK

New York

JAMES HARRIS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled271

GARFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

LYNDON HERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled271

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

RAMZI ASSAD M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled271

AUGUSTA

Georgia

SHYAM BHASKAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled271

VISALIA

California

MARC KENNEDY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled269

RACINE

Wisconsin

MUHAMMAD AL-MIDANI MD FACP

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled269

BURTON

Michigan

SYED RAHMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled269

HENDERSON

Nevada

CHANDRASEKHAR POLEPALLE MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled268

MUSKOGEE

Oklahoma

EMMANUEL PAINTSIL

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled268

BURR RIDGE

Illinois

ALVARO REYMUNDE POSSO MD,FACP,FACG,AGAF

Specialist

Claims Filled267

PONCE

Puerto Rico

UZMA ABBASI M.D.,

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled264

CHICO

California

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled263

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM ALEXANDER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled262

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

STUART ZAKEM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARIA RONQUILLO NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled261

LOS ANGELES

California

JAMES RIDER D.O.

Claims Filled260

WINCHESTER

Kansas