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PROTONIX

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Protonix (pantoprazole) is a proton pump inhibitor. It lowers the amount of acid in your stomach which treats heartburn. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug pantoprazole

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

82.2K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 716 of 3395

$27M
Retail Cost

Rank: 610 of 3395

21,913
Patients

Rank: 729 of 3395

16,144
Prescribers

Rank: 679 of 3395

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68%

of people say

it's worth it

51%

of people say

it worked well

13%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

250K

2011

79.5K

2012

81.6K

2013

85.3K

2014

82.2K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$47M

2011

$19.9M

2012

$20.6M

2013

$23.8M

2014

$27M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$122

2011

$259

2012

$249

2013

$236

2014

$267

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,305 13,796 $3.78M
Texas 2,099 6,912 $1.85M
New York 1,577 5,862 $2.08M
Florida 1,673 5,318 $1.65M
Pennsylvania 1,210 5,076 $1.77M
New Jersey 1,134 3,956 $1.39M
Massachusetts 640 3,318 $1.69M
Illinois 1,068 3,087 $1.03M
North Carolina 622 2,979 $733K
Ohio 935 2,897 $856K
Kentucky 408 1,888 $484K
Maryland 566 1,800 $550K
Tennessee 477 1,682 $488K
Alabama 414 1,668 $413K
Virginia 424 1,614 $540K
Michigan 497 1,488 $545K
Connecticut 362 1,432 $494K
Georgia 419 1,382 $494K
Washington 248 1,336 $548K
Wisconsin 260 1,145 $485K
Indiana 332 1,143 $393K
Mississippi 308 1,085 $243K
Missouri 306 1,073 $343K
Louisiana 310 1,019 $277K
South Carolina 247 996 $336K
Arizona 268 920 $398K
Minnesota 178 805 $411K
Colorado 205 736 $336K
Oregon 137 524 $252K
Nevada 151 485 $126K
Maine 101 471 $277K
Oklahoma 145 439 $138K
Iowa 87 417 $156K
New Hampshire 81 379 $189K
West Virginia 90 321 $109K
Arkansas 93 269 $95.3K
Kansas 91 265 $96.4K
Hawaii 59 233 $119K
Idaho 70 227 $73.1K
Rhode Island 67 226 $104K
Delaware 58 184 $75.6K
Vermont 40 157 $102K
District of Columbia 55 147 $54.9K
Nebraska 33 118 $45.2K
Utah 27 108 $55.7K
North Dakota 28 104 $43.1K
New Mexico 35 93 $40.3K
Montana 17 73 $35.2K
Wyoming 13 46 $13.8K
South Dakota 16 29 $14.5K
Alaska 27 $18.3K
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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