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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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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

357K

2011

450K

2012

624K

2013

693K

2014

795K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$82.5M

2011

$114M

2012

$158M

2013

$196M

2014

$239M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$179

2011

$192

2012

$173

2013

$179

2014

$181

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled213

MIAMI

Florida

NAUM MEYEROVICH M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

REGO PARK

New York

JUNG BAE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

LOS ANGELES

California

WILLIAM BOWERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

ATHENS

Tennessee

ELENA ANISIMOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled209

DENVER

Colorado

ZAMIR BRELVI M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled208

NEWARK

New Jersey

CHRISTOPHER BUI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled207

SANTA ANA

California

PAUL BERENBAUM M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled206

JENKINTOWN

Pennsylvania

OLEG VOLCHONOK M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled206

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

BROOKLYN

New York

STELLA POPOVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled204

LOS ANGELES

California

RAYMOND CHAPMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled203

HARTSVILLE

South Carolina

RICHARD SADOWITZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled202

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

BERNARD MICHLIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

SAN DIEGO

California

JAROSLAV GOLDMAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled199

CHICAGO

Illinois

ESMAIL HESSAMI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled198

BURBANK

California

INNA PETROSOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

BROOKLYN

New York

AUGUSTO CASTRILLON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled196

MISSION

Texas

JAY PHILIPPOSE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled196

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

VLADIMIR MOLIVER M.D.,D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled195

NEW YORK

New York

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

ROSEMEAD

California

MARA KHAYLOMSKAYA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled195

NEW YORK

New York

JAI RHEE

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled195

JACKSON HEIGHTS

New York

ALAN SMITH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled195

ORCHARD PARK

New York

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled194

GLENDALE

California