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AMITIZA

LUBIPROSTONE

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

693K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 289 of 3362

$196M
Retail Cost

Rank: 136 of 3362

155,579
Patients

Rank: 337 of 3362

68,786
Prescribers

Rank: 333 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 16,096 71,803 $20.6M
New York 13,291 64,415 $19M
Texas 13,595 52,257 $14.9M
Florida 12,909 46,711 $13.5M
North Carolina 8,709 37,040 $10.4M
Pennsylvania 6,314 32,239 $8.75M
Ohio 5,645 28,232 $7.6M
Tennessee 5,732 25,764 $6.92M
New Jersey 5,485 22,399 $6.93M
Georgia 5,303 21,583 $5.89M
Louisiana 4,455 20,849 $5.27M
Kentucky 3,922 18,388 $4.85M
Illinois 3,933 18,304 $5.14M
Michigan 4,582 18,064 $5.63M
Alabama 4,080 17,500 $4.83M
Indiana 3,902 17,319 $4.81M
South Carolina 4,002 17,167 $4.89M
Missouri 2,784 14,188 $3.86M
Mississippi 3,104 13,361 $3.45M
Connecticut 2,452 12,926 $3.51M
Virginia 2,969 12,416 $3.52M
Arizona 2,347 8,849 $2.74M
Arkansas 1,765 8,706 $2.17M
Wisconsin 1,668 8,249 $2.42M
Maryland 1,930 8,040 $2.41M
West Virginia 1,639 7,148 $1.98M
Massachusetts 1,528 7,057 $2.14M
Oklahoma 1,502 6,499 $1.86M
Kansas 1,163 6,337 $1.61M
Washington 1,185 5,063 $1.57M
Iowa 820 5,031 $1.22M
Nebraska 850 4,879 $1.21M
Colorado 1,079 4,620 $1.41M
Minnesota 921 4,253 $1.29M
Nevada 977 3,157 $961K
Oregon 533 2,616 $799K
Idaho 435 2,030 $558K
Maine 385 1,858 $560K
Utah 418 1,771 $513K
Rhode Island 342 1,732 $483K
New Hampshire 390 1,547 $459K
Delaware 427 1,524 $547K
New Mexico 377 1,371 $427K
South Dakota 257 1,363 $341K
Alaska 184 1,093 $238K
Hawaii 300 1,044 $318K
Montana 217 1,040 $317K
District of Columbia 223 972 $265K
Wyoming 139 669 $185K
North Dakota 187 642 $159K
Vermont 103 391 $136K
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 AMITIZA

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ARMINE SARKISIAN M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled305

GLENDALE

California

BELLA ZARUBINSKY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled299

NILES

Illinois

RICHARD OTERO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled298

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JEROME WASSERSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled290

HOUSTON

Texas

STEPHEN ESPOSITO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled290

FLUSHING

New York

BALKISSOON MAHARAJH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled289

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

EDUARD ZINGER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

LINCOLNWOOD

Illinois

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled286

MIAMI

Florida

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled282

TUCKER

Georgia

HENRY DELATORRE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled280

DU BOIS

Pennsylvania

GEOFFREY MIRE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled280

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

GOPAL NARASIMHAN D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled279

NEW YORK

New York

STEPHEN SMITH

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

SOCIETY HILL

South Carolina

HOUSEIN WAZAZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled271

MERIDEN

Connecticut

HENRY SHOENTHAL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled261

NEW PARIS

Pennsylvania

CHARLES JONES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled260

SULPHUR SPRINGS

Texas

SIXTO CARO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

BROOKLYN

New York

JOSE LANTIN MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled250

YONKERS

New York

JAMES PIKE D.O.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled250

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

SEMYON KOSTKO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

REGO PARK

New York

MICHAEL BOLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled248

GREENWOOD

Mississippi

BEATRIZ MARTIN

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled246

MIAMI

Florida

MANI USHYAROV M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled245

REGO PARK

New York

JOHN BOOTH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled242

FLORENCE

South Carolina

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

MEMPHIS

Tennessee