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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
FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled448

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled448

MELBOURNE

Florida

JUNJI HIGUCHI MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled445

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

MICHAEL CALDWELL MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

POUGHKEEPSIE

New York

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled444

BOERNE

Texas

JOAQUIN NEGRETTE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled442

HIALEAH

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

FORT WORTH

Texas

ALLA PLOTKINA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled422

STATEN ISLAND

New York

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

LORAIN

Ohio

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

ELIE FTEHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

BROOKLYN

New York

WENDY WEISS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled420

PISMO BEACH

California

PHILLIP TEAGUE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

SUGARCREEK

Ohio

MICHAEL LAWRENCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

SNOW HILL

North Carolina

ELIZABETH SLAYMAKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled416

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

SUSAN SLAUGHTER-JONES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

FERNDALE

Washington

BOGDAN NEDELESCU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled416

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

RODOLFO DAQUIOAG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

FAIRFIELD

California

SHERRY HUMPHREY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

BRONX

New York

WULF HIRSCHFIELD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

WAYNESBORO

Mississippi

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled411

HIALEAH

Florida

DEREK JONES D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

ASHLAND

Kentucky

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled410

ANSTED

West Virginia

KHOA NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled404

HOUSTON

Texas

MICHAEL SHARPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled404

JACKSONVILLE

Florida