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METRONIDAZOLE

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.97M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 153 of 3362

$90.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 256 of 3362

1,403,362
Patients

Rank: 58 of 3362

393,908
Prescribers

Rank: 24 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 140,527 192,930 $9.06M
Florida 129,293 175,415 $7.72M
Texas 99,444 131,102 $4.9M
New York 88,289 128,145 $6.96M
Pennsylvania 63,977 91,838 $5.07M
Ohio 59,541 85,806 $4.28M
North Carolina 52,542 72,797 $3.26M
Michigan 51,431 70,895 $3.54M
Illinois 48,558 68,605 $3.35M
Georgia 46,540 62,481 $2.34M
Tennessee 37,958 50,486 $1.78M
New Jersey 34,844 48,115 $2.43M
Missouri 32,190 45,029 $1.9M
Massachusetts 29,013 42,476 $2.47M
Virginia 30,713 42,110 $1.84M
Alabama 30,708 41,433 $1.42M
Indiana 28,922 40,552 $1.58M
Kentucky 27,251 37,324 $1.43M
Arizona 28,419 36,867 $1.56M
Washington 23,357 32,973 $1.92M
South Carolina 24,410 32,969 $1.37M
Wisconsin 22,675 32,360 $1.87M
Minnesota 21,978 32,217 $2.18M
Louisiana 23,248 31,134 $1.11M
Maryland 19,574 27,163 $1.27M
Mississippi 17,241 22,911 $603K
Oklahoma 16,406 22,076 $812K
Colorado 15,917 21,202 $933K
Oregon 15,619 21,181 $1.22M
Connecticut 14,914 20,913 $1.19M
Arkansas 15,691 20,730 $702K
Iowa 14,130 19,936 $1M
Kansas 11,766 16,045 $628K
West Virginia 11,314 15,780 $756K
Nevada 9,990 13,087 $494K
New Mexico 7,581 9,971 $404K
Nebraska 7,060 9,872 $435K
Utah 6,755 9,021 $443K
Maine 6,294 8,917 $492K
Rhode Island 5,144 7,600 $423K
Idaho 5,054 6,847 $344K
New Hampshire 4,831 6,516 $350K
Delaware 4,042 5,565 $331K
Montana 3,482 4,751 $256K
South Dakota 3,334 4,736 $226K
North Dakota 3,144 4,222 $209K
Hawaii 3,128 4,003 $194K
District of Columbia 2,433 3,274 $138K
Vermont 2,228 3,085 $170K
Wyoming 1,579 2,063 $90.1K
Alaska 1,039 1,337 $55.8K
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 METRONIDAZOLE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RONALD MACEYKO MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled215

ASPINWALL

Pennsylvania

AZZAM MUFTAH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled215

BROOKSVILLE

Florida

DAVID GREESON MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled215

ATHENS

Georgia

KYLE WAGAMON MD

Dermatopathology

Claims Filled212

WARREN

Ohio

VINOD THAKKAR MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled211

SEBRING

Florida

KEVIN GAFFNEY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled209

FLINT

Michigan

VIJAYAPRASAD TUMMALA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled207

GADSDEN

Alabama

BEHZAD MAGHSOUDLOU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled206

HAMPTON BAYS

New York

TOBE MOMAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

MONROE

Louisiana

KENNETH ROSEN MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled198

MIAMI

Florida

DAVID AMOS MD PHD

Dermatology

Claims Filled195

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP

Pennsylvania

PAULA PREVOST-BLANK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled191

TRAVERSE CITY

Michigan

ROBERT BENISH M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled186

GALAX

Virginia

DAVID GRYBOSKI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled186

FAYETTEVILLE

Georgia

CHARLES JOHNSON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled185

MOBILE

Alabama

STEPHEN XENIAS MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled184

ROCHESTER

New York

RICK LIN D.O.

Dermatology

Claims Filled183

MCALLEN

Texas

CHRISTINE ADAMICK MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled183

NORTH CANTON

Ohio

JOHN CHUNG MD

Dermatology

Claims Filled181

DALTON

Georgia

HAROUTYOUN MARGOSSIAN MD

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery

Claims Filled181

BROOKLYN

New York

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled180

LEESBURG

Florida

STEPHEN FINN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled180

ROME

Georgia

MICHAEL AHEARN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled176

KEWANEE

Illinois

ANIL MEHTA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled175

BAKERSFIELD

California

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled172

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania