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ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

ALFUZOSIN HCL

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

459K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 363 of 3362

$15.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 723 of 3362

105,803
Patients

Rank: 407 of 3362

43,885
Prescribers

Rank: 430 of 3362

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

89.2K

2011

319K

2012

414K

2013

459K

2014

532K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.82M

2011

$20.9M

2012

$22.9M

2013

$15.3M

2014

$11.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$64

2011

$80

2012

$66

2013

$59

2014

$50

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
New York 12,966 56,796 $1.83M
California 9,556 42,285 $1.23M
Florida 9,387 37,328 $1.19M
Texas 6,958 28,618 $843K
Pennsylvania 5,386 24,213 $1.1M
New Jersey 4,899 18,630 $1.04M
Ohio 3,746 15,883 $525K
North Carolina 3,232 15,456 $394K
Illinois 3,756 15,412 $472K
Michigan 4,086 15,344 $488K
Georgia 2,925 13,696 $446K
Louisiana 2,203 10,921 $253K
Massachusetts 2,529 10,580 $461K
Missouri 2,182 9,535 $297K
Virginia 2,288 9,480 $315K
Alabama 1,945 8,783 $227K
Tennessee 1,956 8,705 $288K
Arizona 2,075 7,942 $261K
Maryland 2,115 7,748 $294K
South Carolina 1,692 7,389 $289K
Kentucky 1,466 7,200 $206K
Indiana 1,656 6,955 $215K
Wisconsin 1,481 6,809 $266K
Connecticut 1,488 6,128 $200K
Minnesota 1,497 5,912 $188K
Washington 1,152 4,733 $147K
Oklahoma 1,001 4,106 $231K
Oregon 870 3,765 $128K
Colorado 871 3,513 $97.6K
Mississippi 697 3,383 $82.6K
Arkansas 633 3,190 $80.6K
Nevada 776 3,128 $97.8K
Rhode Island 513 2,905 $70.8K
Utah 713 2,903 $117K
West Virginia 610 2,848 $96.8K
Iowa 487 2,585 $61.1K
Kansas 574 2,529 $71.3K
Montana 468 2,150 $54.8K
New Hampshire 450 1,949 $53.6K
Nebraska 347 1,884 $47.5K
Delaware 427 1,505 $65.1K
Hawaii 383 1,462 $44.6K
Maine 389 1,318 $55.2K
Idaho 305 1,227 $37.7K
New Mexico 262 1,052 $47.5K
District of Columbia 308 1,046 $39.6K
Vermont 247 930 $29.2K
South Dakota 143 707 $14.9K
North Dakota 117 538 $12.8K
Wyoming 90 394 $11K
Alaska 65 235 $8,532
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 ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled936

LOS ANGELES

California

MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled828

VALDOSTA

Georgia

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled619

NEW YORK

New York

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled606

EAGLE ROCK

California

ANTHONY CARUSO MD

Urology

Claims Filled595

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled572

WELLINGTON

Florida

STEPHEN SUTTON MD

Urology

Claims Filled554

OREGON

Ohio

PETER SLOCUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled528

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

SUSAN JOSEPH P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled515

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

STEVEN KURTZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled496

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JOSE ALLENDE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled488

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JAY STEIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled479

LOS ANGELES

California

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled472

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled450

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled446

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BYARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled441

DOTHAN

Alabama

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled423

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ECHENIQUE MD

Urology

Claims Filled421

CORAL GABLES

Florida

JEFFREY ZEITUNG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled417

LA JOLLA

California

BRETT AKERS D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled417

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

DAVID GROSSKLAUS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled413

MESA

Arizona

JERRY SINGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled390

WELLINGTON

Florida

DAVID ALLEN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled380

ATHENS

Georgia

MARK BRANDT MD

Urology

Claims Filled368

NILES

Illinois

MICHAEL COLLINI MD

Urology

Claims Filled357

MANSFIELD

Texas