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DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL-KCL

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE/D5-0.45NACL

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

3,586
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1641 of 3362

$46.6K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2035 of 3362

1,775
Patients

Rank: 1479 of 3362

1,301
Prescribers

Rank: 1542 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,313

2011

4,066

2012

4,245

2013

3,586

2014

3,564

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$134K

2011

$95.3K

2012

$54.7K

2013

$46.6K

2014

$58.3K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$28

2011

$19

2012

$16

2013

$15

2014

$16

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 321 537 $6,959
Pennsylvania 218 475 $5,249
Ohio 122 230 $2,234
Indiana 112 222 $2,533
Kentucky 120 212 $3,155
Florida 126 212 $2,927
Illinois 64 192 $2,262
New York 84 160 $2,139
Washington 28 136 $1,206
Massachusetts 60 119 $1,040
New Jersey 32 77 $636
Arkansas 16 70 $1,128
North Carolina 47 69 $933
Missouri 14 67 $1,612
Tennessee 38 66 $741
New Hampshire 59 $2,671
Connecticut 41 56 $462
Georgia 23 55 $1,126
Arizona 28 49 $483
Colorado 23 44 $628
Minnesota 18 43 $324
Michigan 21 41 $595
Virginia 22 39 $414
New Mexico 37 $1,140
West Virginia 19 34 $301
Texas 21 31 $353
Wisconsin 14 26 $164
Iowa 11 24 $261
Maryland 23 24 $209
Mississippi 24 $498
Kansas 13 22 $166
Hawaii 11 20 $176
Rhode Island 11 16 $172
Nevada 14 $234
Wyoming 13 $664
Idaho 11 $159
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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