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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

235K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 499 of 3362

$8.42M
Retail Cost

Rank: 860 of 3362

80,899
Patients

Rank: 457 of 3362

14,397
Prescribers

Rank: 720 of 3362

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it worked well

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

185K

2011

219K

2012

230K

2013

235K

2014

239K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.64M

2011

$7.06M

2012

$8.13M

2013

$8.42M

2014

$8.33M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$45

2012

$47

2013

$45

2014

$48

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 49,224 129,358 $4.62M
Oregon 6,181 20,525 $713K
Colorado 5,744 19,873 $613K
Washington 5,062 15,935 $617K
Georgia 2,506 8,727 $248K
Florida 1,831 7,938 $180K
Hawaii 1,291 4,011 $123K
Maryland 1,265 3,856 $103K
Ohio 1,220 2,412 $226K
New York 939 2,118 $92.7K
Illinois 715 1,679 $66.3K
Wisconsin 404 1,633 $64.2K
Virginia 601 1,553 $45.9K
Pennsylvania 518 1,214 $66.4K
Michigan 459 1,165 $56.5K
New Jersey 398 971 $60.2K
Texas 430 952 $47.6K
District of Columbia 265 776 $19.1K
Massachusetts 306 753 $32.5K
Arizona 288 597 $33.5K
Minnesota 202 562 $26.4K
Nevada 263 549 $22K
Missouri 243 528 $27.8K
Indiana 222 474 $29.9K
New Mexico 199 448 $19.3K
Oklahoma 143 439 $19.6K
Alabama 187 435 $20.1K
Montana 148 420 $15.8K
Iowa 193 413 $22.2K
Tennessee 141 401 $22.2K
North Carolina 156 353 $14.5K
Utah 109 315 $11.6K
South Carolina 138 295 $17K
Kentucky 116 291 $14.2K
West Virginia 100 278 $9,474
Arkansas 91 275 $9,354
Mississippi 121 264 $12.9K
Kansas 103 246 $13.5K
North Dakota 69 214 $7,868
Idaho 83 199 $9,308
Connecticut 86 166 $9,599
Louisiana 66 140 $4,431
Rhode Island 57 123 $6,307
New Hampshire 48 96 $3,716
Nebraska 35 88 $6,157
South Dakota 31 80 $2,620
Maine 31 61 $3,876
Wyoming 30 59 $2,420
Delaware 19 41 $1,864
Alaska 13 30 $1,243
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 K-TAB ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELIZABETH WOJTOWICZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled435

BELLFLOWER

California

ALFONZA MCCOLLUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled377

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

REGINA ASIHENE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

EDGEWATER

Florida

JASON HARMON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled355

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

BARRY COPLON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled348

SALEM

Oregon

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled341

PORT ORANGE

Florida

LYNDA NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled328

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

EDWARD MILCARSKY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled320

EDGEWATER

Florida

ALBERT LUH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

LONGVIEW

Washington

TERRY WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled315

VANCOUVER

Washington

TUMANI MOORE-LEATHERWOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

LOS ANGELES

California

SHARISSE CHAVEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled313

LOS ANGELES

California

SWARUPA REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled307

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

PARAMJIT TAKHAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled304

SACRAMENTO

California

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled301

PALM COAST

Florida

RICHARD SEGAL MD PC

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled301

SALEM

Oregon

PAUL BRENC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

LONGVIEW

Washington

RENEE MICIELLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

RICHARD WOODS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled285

SALEM

Oregon

PILAR MINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled280

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK WOZNIAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled276

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

CARMEN SERRANO-LOPEZ MD

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled274

PORT ORANGE

Florida

CHARLES FOWLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

ATLANTA

Georgia

DANIEL TAMASHIRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

CLIFF HWANG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

FONTANA

California