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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
ALICE LOWE

Nurse Practitioner, Gerontology

Claims Filled433

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

THOMAS PATNAUDE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

ALLA PLOTKINA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

STATEN ISLAND

New York

VIRGINIA JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

THOMASTON

Georgia

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled423

TURLOCK

California

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled423

MELBOURNE

Florida

PARIMAL PARIKH M D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

KENNER

Louisiana

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled419

MIAMI

Florida

PAMELA RICHTER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

EL PASO

Texas

JANE BLAKE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled406

BUFFALO

New York

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled397

HOUSTON

Texas

SUDHA GANTI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

WHITE PLAINS

New York

RICHARD TAFOYA MD

Claims Filled394

LOS ANGELES

California

SU YONG PAK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled393

LYNNWOOD

Washington

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

DANIEL FORTIER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

WEST PALM BEACH

Florida

HATTIE HENDERSON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled390

HOUSTON

Texas

TERESA ALFONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

MIAMI

Florida

LIAN SOUNG M.D.

Claims Filled390

STOCKTON

California

KARI SHIELDS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled389

GRAYSON

Kentucky

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled388

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

FORT WORTH

Texas

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled380

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

LONG BEACH

California

DAVID MYERS

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

METAIRIE

Louisiana