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ALLOPURINOL

Zyloprim (Allopurinol) is a type of medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor. It lowers uric acid levels in your blood, which prevents gout attacks and certain types of kidney stones. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

8.05M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 38 of 3362

$74.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 301 of 3362

1,599,171
Patients

Rank: 50 of 3362

283,251
Prescribers

Rank: 61 of 3362

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71%

of people say

it's worth it

52%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 172,393 788,054 $9.44M
Florida 119,392 547,674 $4.84M
Texas 97,496 454,464 $3.94M
New York 91,089 447,092 $4.05M
Pennsylvania 73,477 402,791 $3.33M
Ohio 72,578 362,605 $3.28M
Illinois 63,942 315,634 $2.92M
North Carolina 57,400 313,215 $2.67M
Georgia 49,472 273,135 $2.24M
Michigan 60,604 254,105 $2.25M
Tennessee 43,176 228,541 $1.86M
Missouri 37,199 200,993 $1.78M
Indiana 39,698 191,776 $1.79M
Massachusetts 34,041 180,472 $1.65M
Virginia 36,244 176,893 $1.64M
Wisconsin 36,471 176,682 $1.78M
Alabama 32,253 168,502 $1.46M
Kentucky 28,563 162,407 $1.31M
New Jersey 37,691 158,535 $1.57M
South Carolina 28,930 150,438 $1.25M
Louisiana 26,313 145,426 $1.15M
Washington 30,292 142,368 $1.39M
Minnesota 29,027 131,353 $1.48M
Arizona 30,279 127,427 $1.24M
Mississippi 19,846 115,101 $805K
Iowa 20,361 113,860 $1.02M
Colorado 22,869 103,656 $1.18M
Arkansas 17,816 103,316 $777K
Oregon 20,820 100,602 $1.01M
Oklahoma 20,055 97,880 $909K
Kansas 16,158 87,866 $772K
Connecticut 18,176 85,765 $852K
Maryland 21,067 85,483 $933K
Nebraska 10,884 64,748 $542K
West Virginia 12,071 63,837 $504K
Nevada 12,950 56,521 $523K
Hawaii 10,394 50,211 $534K
Utah 9,137 39,129 $383K
New Mexico 8,263 36,440 $335K
Maine 8,213 36,061 $371K
Rhode Island 5,877 35,454 $280K
Idaho 7,544 35,241 $322K
Montana 5,693 28,400 $276K
South Dakota 5,035 28,138 $242K
North Dakota 4,879 25,877 $243K
New Hampshire 5,368 24,680 $254K
Delaware 4,780 18,032 $217K
Wyoming 2,748 13,236 $129K
Vermont 2,949 12,965 $134K
District of Columbia 2,325 10,227 $103K
Alaska 1,530 9,786 $79.5K
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 ALLOPURINOL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,693

NEW YORK

New York

MIRZA HAMIRANI M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,551

VIENNA

West Virginia

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,424

TUCKER

Georgia

RAYMOND DERDERIAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,299

BEAUMONT

Texas

LISA WEBER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,267

WICHITA

Kansas

FRANCISCO PONS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,172

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT MORTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,040

ADA

Oklahoma

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,039

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

BASHAR ALZAHABI MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled1,022

EFFINGHAM

Illinois

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,010

BENSON

North Carolina

TONG SUN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled999

MODESTO

California

MOHAMMED SIKDER M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled941

TUCSON

Arizona

STEPHEN THOMSEN MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled935

UNION CITY

New Jersey

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled928

VALDOSTA

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled867

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled861

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled845

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

ASHAR LUQMAN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled819

SIOUX CITY

Iowa

MARIA ORIG MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled790

CARROLLTON

Georgia

SHYAMAL SARKAR MD

Specialist

Claims Filled753

JACKSON

Tennessee

GARY REZNIK MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled747

LOS ANGELES

California

OSVALDO JIMENEZ-MERCADO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled743

SANTURCE

Puerto Rico

JOSEPH BEAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled738

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

SANJAY MADAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled730

CLEARWATER

Florida

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled728

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky