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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.45 %

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) relieves nasal congestion by thinning mucus and moisturizing the inside of your nose. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Saline nasal spray

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

32K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 935 of 3362

$411K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1489 of 3362

15,116
Patients

Rank: 818 of 3362

6,963
Prescribers

Rank: 930 of 3362

More info on related drug Saline nasal spray »

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

23.8K

2011

25.7K

2012

29.3K

2013

32K

2014

29.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$498K

2011

$450K

2012

$331K

2013

$411K

2014

$570K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$19

2011

$13

2012

$11

2013

$17

2014

$27

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 2,016 4,161 $63.7K
New York 1,449 2,416 $31.1K
Ohio 986 2,295 $22.9K
Florida 1,011 2,277 $31.4K
Pennsylvania 807 2,079 $24.8K
New Jersey 796 1,598 $16.3K
Maryland 603 1,250 $9,720
Kentucky 531 1,237 $14.2K
Virginia 370 1,142 $12.3K
Tennessee 574 1,071 $14.2K
Texas 653 1,069 $12K
Illinois 549 1,046 $16.3K
North Carolina 494 1,022 $23.9K
Alabama 511 981 $11.9K
Massachusetts 405 949 $9,737
Indiana 438 856 $8,088
Georgia 368 832 $12.4K
Michigan 379 759 $7,308
Missouri 213 609 $10.5K
West Virginia 225 568 $6,393
Utah 133 395 $3,595
Arkansas 167 357 $4,758
Connecticut 197 337 $3,640
Arizona 151 308 $4,409
Nevada 131 289 $2,898
Washington 72 268 $3,344
Minnesota 29 261 $9,361
Louisiana 107 170 $1,675
Wisconsin 65 165 $2,748
Mississippi 95 143 $2,156
District of Columbia 56 120 $654
South Carolina 64 116 $1,237
Rhode Island 54 107 $1,159
Colorado 72 98 $1,214
Hawaii 48 83 $866
Kansas 35 82 $829
Oklahoma 35 61 $576
New Mexico 34 59 $679
Idaho 21 49 $754
Wyoming 16 45 $350
New Hampshire 24 38 $208
Delaware 25 37 $250
Nebraska 37 $564
Alaska 22 $2,230
Iowa 11 17 $229
South Dakota 11 17 $161
Maine 13 16 $146
Oregon 11 14 $154
Vermont 11 $69
North Dakota 11 $106
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled200

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

WESTON

Massachusetts

DONALD KIRBY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled178

CLEVELAND

Ohio

KATHERINE CARIAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled154

ASHLAND

Kentucky

HONG YU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled140

DURHAM

North Carolina

PUNEET PURI MD, MBBS

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled132

RICHMOND

Virginia

SUMAN PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled132

VAN NUYS

California

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled125

NORFOLK

Virginia

MARK KORUDA MD

Surgery

Claims Filled123

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled121

LORAIN

Ohio

WILLIAM HOVLAND MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled106

NORFOLK

Virginia

ELISA BIRNBAUM MD

Colon Rectal Surgery

Claims Filled99

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER LOCKHART M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

HOUSTON

Texas

JOHN GALLOWAY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled88

ATLANTA

Georgia

SANJAY LODHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

FLUSHING

New York

PETER AULT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

HOPEWELL

Virginia

DAVID BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled85

MENA

Arkansas

ROBERT FLOWERS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

BURKESVILLE

Kentucky

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

JOHN SIEDLECKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled75

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

ERNESTO BOUDET MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGE KOSHY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled74

BRONX

New York

GUILHERME COSTA MD

Transplant Surgery

Claims Filled72

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

GERALD STEINBERG

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

SPRINGFIELD

Massachusetts

BRUCE KINOSIAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled71

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania