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LACTULOSE

Generlac (lactulose) draws water into the intestines to soften your stool for easier passing. It also helps draw ammonia into your stool for removal from the body. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

1.59M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 177 of 3395

$28.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 595 of 3395

449,832
Patients

Rank: 170 of 3395

166,002
Prescribers

Rank: 153 of 3395

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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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 65,237 205,925 $4.19M
New York 39,914 156,379 $2.7M
Florida 42,332 133,018 $1.86M
Texas 41,420 122,584 $2.38M
Pennsylvania 16,675 71,482 $1.4M
Ohio 14,593 63,759 $1.09M
New Jersey 15,890 57,091 $851K
Michigan 16,397 54,957 $896K
North Carolina 14,247 50,705 $906K
Illinois 9,971 39,804 $641K
Kentucky 10,503 38,829 $577K
Massachusetts 10,258 38,277 $730K
Tennessee 9,881 35,754 $639K
Virginia 9,039 33,935 $579K
Georgia 10,124 31,964 $535K
Louisiana 9,627 30,466 $470K
Maryland 8,364 28,965 $483K
Arizona 8,207 24,538 $465K
Alabama 7,293 23,091 $400K
Indiana 6,255 22,600 $460K
Missouri 5,859 22,025 $402K
Washington 6,021 21,369 $404K
Connecticut 4,949 18,762 $361K
Mississippi 5,301 18,050 $307K
Oregon 4,632 17,254 $330K
South Carolina 4,790 16,026 $300K
Colorado 4,160 15,384 $312K
Oklahoma 4,503 15,002 $278K
West Virginia 3,793 14,608 $252K
Iowa 2,569 12,878 $214K
Minnesota 3,019 12,383 $254K
New Mexico 3,871 11,892 $204K
Wisconsin 2,929 11,396 $226K
Arkansas 2,921 10,831 $196K
Hawaii 2,812 8,953 $181K
Kansas 2,270 8,630 $142K
Nevada 2,783 8,168 $125K
Maine 2,158 7,828 $167K
Rhode Island 1,401 5,682 $118K
Utah 1,286 5,244 $96.5K
North Dakota 1,139 4,813 $71.3K
Nebraska 1,090 4,644 $74.1K
District of Columbia 1,433 4,545 $71K
Idaho 1,171 4,348 $80.7K
New Hampshire 1,196 4,146 $79.8K
South Dakota 724 3,514 $67.5K
Delaware 1,090 3,492 $71.1K
Montana 766 2,849 $56.2K
Vermont 545 2,261 $40K
Alaska 381 1,405 $21.6K
Wyoming 319 1,009 $18.2K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled519

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled517

BUFFALO

New York

LAWRENCE HANAU MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled516

BRONX

New York

ROBERT WHITEHOUSE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled513

RICHMOND HTS

Ohio

MARIA BUNAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled508

STATEN ISLAND

New York

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled503

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled498

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

GRAYSON

Kentucky

ROBERT GRIES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled492

HONOLULU

Hawaii

HEATHER WARK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled491

TURNERS FALLS

Massachusetts

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled489

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled488

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled485

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ANTONIO RUIZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled485

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MUHAMMAD ZAKARIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled480

BROOKLYN

New York

PAMELA RICHTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled478

EL PASO

Texas

HILLARY HURTADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled478

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

JOHN MOORE PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled473

LA GRANGE

North Carolina

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

KENNER

Louisiana

SHAMIM BEGUM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled469

COMMACK

New York

LOREN GREENBERG MS, MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled468

BRONX

New York

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled467

LONG BEACH

California

ROYAL JOHNSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled461

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MANSOOR MAHMOOD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled461

PHELPS

Kentucky

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

THOMASTON

Georgia