ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » ONDANSETRON HCL

ONDANSETRON HCL

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Ondansetron is in a class of medications called serotonin 5-HT3 receptor antagonists. It works by blocking the action of serotonin, a natural substance that may cause nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.56M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 182 of 3238

$43.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 408 of 3238


Patients

Rank: 3068 of 3238


Prescribers

Rank: 3048 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Zofran »

Information courtesy of

67%

of people say

it's worth it

49%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Phenergan Scopolamine Compro

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 126,136 $3.63M
Florida 110,773 $2.81M
Texas 97,629 $2.4M
Pennsylvania 83,262 $2.54M
North Carolina 65,038 $1.79M
Ohio 63,727 $2.2M
Georgia 62,172 $1.35M
Tennessee 60,503 $1.37M
New York 57,648 $2.36M
Illinois 53,976 $1.4M
Michigan 53,190 $1.57M
Alabama 51,390 $1.05M
Kentucky 45,733 $1.19M
Missouri 37,244 $926K
Indiana 37,003 $1.04M
Virginia 36,463 $1.07M
Washington 31,566 $792K
New Jersey 29,464 $1.08M
South Carolina 28,273 $694K
Massachusetts 27,706 $806K
Arizona 27,478 $888K
Louisiana 27,412 $659K
Wisconsin 27,096 $899K
Colorado 25,860 $716K
Minnesota 22,914 $699K
Mississippi 22,352 $479K
Arkansas 19,961 $434K
Oregon 19,890 $644K
Oklahoma 19,402 $493K
Maryland 19,306 $534K
West Virginia 17,754 $487K
Kansas 16,809 $441K
Iowa 16,431 $384K
Utah 14,135 $331K
Connecticut 14,028 $385K
Nevada 12,610 $312K
Nebraska 11,287 $290K
New Mexico 8,498 $254K
Maine 7,849 $262K
Idaho 7,314 $213K
Rhode Island 5,879 $175K
South Dakota 5,713 $172K
New Hampshire 5,454 $184K
Montana 4,408 $106K
North Dakota 3,930 $95.5K
Delaware 3,512 $91.3K
Hawaii 2,726 $59.1K
Vermont 2,551 $71.7K
District of Columbia 2,036 $51.7K
Wyoming 1,902 $45.1K
Alaska 1,850 $45.9K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 »

Incorrect Info?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to checkup@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to checkup@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for ONDANSETRON HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
BRETT MUHA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

HAZARD

Kentucky

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled148

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CHANDAN CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled147

ROSEVILLE

California

CHARLES FAMOYIN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled146

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

GARY FRENETTE MD, PHD

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled146

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

WILLIAM SILVERSTONE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled146

WESTLAND

Michigan

LEON BUTLER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled146

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

MICHAEL O'CONNER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled145

DES MOINES

Iowa

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled144

DUBLIN

Georgia

RICHARD CONKLIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled144

ABERDEEN

South Dakota

HITENDRA RAMBHIA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled143

BROOKLYN

New York

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled143

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

AHMED AL-HAZZOURI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

ANDREW KELLUM MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

TUPELO

Mississippi

BOBBY TURNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled142

CORBIN

Kentucky

GIL PELEG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled142

CLEVELAND

Ohio

ELOY ROMAN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled141

MIAMI

Florida

THOMAS DEGREGORY D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled141

GREENSBURG

Pennsylvania

LAURENCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled140

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

BROOKE GILLETT D.O.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled140

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

KATHERINE BERTRAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

COOKEVILLE

Tennessee

DANIEL CROCKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled139

ROCKY MOUNT

North Carolina

ROBERT ELLIS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled139

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

DONALD EVANS M.D., P.C.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled139

CARTERSVILLE

Georgia

STEPHEN BURNS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

PARIS

Texas