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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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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
EDDYS DISLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled588

NEW YORK

New York

JAVIER RICARDO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled586

MIAMI

Florida

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled583

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled569

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

GAMALIEL MATTOS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled548

DORAL

Florida

LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled544

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ROBERT GRIES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled542

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled537

HIALEAH

Florida

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled535

ANSTED

West Virginia

JULIAN ARANA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled530

CORAL GABLES

Florida

LUIS CABRERA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled496

MIAMI

Florida

TIMOTHY ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled491

VANCOUVER

Washington

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled490

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

MANSOOR MAHMOOD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

PHELPS

Kentucky

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled484

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

SHAMIM BEGUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled481

COMMACK

New York

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled474

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

EDGAR JANETZKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled474

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

New Mexico

BUTROS LATOUF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled473

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

ELIZABETH SLAYMAKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled466

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled460

BOERNE

Texas

JOHN MOORE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled443

LA GRANGE

North Carolina

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

FAIRFIELD

California

CAROL COUVRETTE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled440

POLK

Pennsylvania

ROBERT COSHAREK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled434

EBENSBURG

Pennsylvania