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FAMOTIDINE

FAMOTIDINE/PF

Pepcid (Famotidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

2,050
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1845 of 3362

$12.7K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2189 of 3362

681
Patients

Rank: 1814 of 3362

357
Prescribers

Rank: 1952 of 3362

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

9%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,287

2011

3,125

2012

3,028

2013

2,050

2014

2,107

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$16.8K

2011

$20.5K

2012

$21.6K

2013

$12.7K

2014

$13K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$10

2012

$12

2013

$9

2014

$12

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 133 515 $2,244
Florida 91 286 $1,324
California 78 208 $1,418
North Carolina 16 127 $1,112
Pennsylvania 24 99 $493
New Jersey 24 79 $436
Massachusetts 11 55 $645
Minnesota 37 $486
Tennessee 35 $316
Michigan 34 $405
Ohio 28 $255
Illinois 28 $266
North Dakota 22 $73
Texas 19 $77
Maryland 14 $215
Missouri 14 $269
Wisconsin 11 $87
Delaware 11 $26
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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