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LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 174 of 3362

$28.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 540 of 3362

436,379
Patients

Rank: 171 of 3362

159,557
Prescribers

Rank: 159 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

1.39M

2011

1.46M

2012

1.52M

2013

1.57M

2014

1.59M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$31.9M

2011

$30.5M

2012

$30.7M

2013

$28.6M

2014

$28.1M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$20

2011

$19

2012

$19

2013

$20

2014

$19

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 64,189 203,381 $4.31M
New York 39,868 158,809 $2.86M
Florida 38,746 126,020 $1.82M
Texas 40,311 122,566 $2.42M
Pennsylvania 16,600 71,681 $1.34M
Ohio 13,941 60,028 $1.03M
New Jersey 16,072 56,674 $860K
Michigan 15,703 54,569 $938K
North Carolina 14,156 50,874 $942K
Kentucky 10,260 40,326 $614K
Massachusetts 10,110 38,528 $773K
Illinois 8,970 37,136 $590K
Tennessee 9,724 35,687 $612K
Virginia 8,788 34,703 $602K
Georgia 9,521 31,698 $551K
Louisiana 9,352 30,854 $488K
Maryland 7,388 27,128 $439K
Arizona 7,728 24,208 $470K
Alabama 7,683 23,543 $394K
Indiana 6,017 21,849 $449K
Washington 5,780 21,466 $428K
Missouri 5,347 20,231 $391K
Connecticut 4,804 18,241 $348K
Mississippi 4,982 17,932 $307K
Oregon 4,551 16,534 $341K
South Carolina 4,752 16,371 $308K
Colorado 4,145 15,254 $327K
West Virginia 3,745 14,585 $253K
Oklahoma 4,002 14,307 $291K
Minnesota 2,937 13,313 $285K
Iowa 2,563 13,306 $231K
New Mexico 3,658 11,701 $214K
Wisconsin 2,796 11,133 $223K
Arkansas 2,855 10,818 $203K
Kansas 2,224 8,988 $159K
Hawaii 2,778 8,879 $199K
Maine 2,182 8,135 $153K
Nevada 2,787 7,850 $130K
Rhode Island 1,427 6,390 $143K
Nebraska 1,083 5,152 $87K
Utah 1,134 4,744 $95.6K
North Dakota 1,081 4,600 $72K
Idaho 1,104 4,380 $85.8K
District of Columbia 1,286 3,985 $60.1K
New Hampshire 1,061 3,646 $70.2K
South Dakota 666 3,536 $69.9K
Delaware 979 3,153 $65.2K
Montana 713 2,840 $54K
Vermont 561 2,378 $44.7K
Alaska 356 1,561 $25.8K
Wyoming 297 1,079 $19.9K
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 LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NESTOR APONTE-REYES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

MANATI

Puerto Rico

WALLACE LLERA M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JORGE MARTINEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

MURRIETA

California

ROBERT FINLAW M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled50

PANAMA CITY

Florida

SALIM GOPALANI M.D.,

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

ALAN CARROLL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EMMITSBURG

Maryland

DAVID HENRY MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

RODNEY MCMILLIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HARRIMAN

Tennessee

MACIEJ SOLAREWICZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHICAGO

Illinois

CHARLES ZEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

CHITRA REDDY MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

HAYWARD

California

MARC SUBIK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

PROCTORVILLE

Ohio

JONATHAN ALLRED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

JAMESTOWN

Tennessee

JAMES WATERHOUSE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN LEANDRO

California

FRANK SETTIPANI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

PUEBLO

Colorado

SCOTT LICHTY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SHELDON

Iowa

MARTHA IRABIEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

GAYATRI GUPTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHAPPAQUA

New York

OWEN NISHIKAWA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HONOLULU

Hawaii

VICTOR WU MD

Hepatology

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

AARON GOLDBERG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

RYAN FORD M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled50

SCOTTDALE

Georgia

SANDEEP SHARMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

ALLAN ROSENFIELD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

CLEVELAND

Ohio

RON HAYS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana