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MAGNESIUM SULFATE

Citrate Of Magnesia (Magnesium Citrate) is an osmotic and stimulant laxative. It uses osmosis to keep more water in your intestine, which softens your stool and makes it easier to pass. It also causes waves of contractions (peristalsis) in your intestine muscles to push stool through. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Magnesium citrate

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3,238
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1719 of 3395

$55.5K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2558 of 3395

625
Patients

Rank: 1889 of 3395

584
Prescribers

Rank: 1871 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

3,081

2011

3,525

2012

4,366

2013

4,869

2014

3,238

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$41.5K

2011

$54.3K

2012

$93.1K

2013

$114K

2014

$55.5K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$22

2012

$52

2013

$50

2014

$34

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 73 296 $3,316
California 70 253 $4,396
Pennsylvania 52 250 $3,839
Ohio 30 249 $4,627
New York 47 227 $2,738
Michigan 22 224 $4,214
Oregon 132 $756
Alabama 23 127 $1,784
Virginia 12 122 $4,139
Utah 25 121 $873
Texas 23 119 $2,582
Kentucky 15 106 $2,187
New Jersey 16 91 $620
Arizona 14 77 $949
Indiana 22 68 $989
Louisiana 66 $496
Minnesota 66 $639
Illinois 20 62 $1,169
Wyoming 54 $930
Tennessee 53 $2,555
Hawaii 51 $203
North Carolina 16 50 $2,210
Missouri 45 $464
Georgia 18 44 $852
Wisconsin 14 43 $628
Massachusetts 26 $1,047
Arkansas 21 $291
New Hampshire 20 $760
Nevada 18 $291
Washington 17 $284
Connecticut 16 $1,983
Mississippi 15 $242
South Carolina 15 $160
Maryland 14 $84
Oklahoma 13 $456
West Virginia 13 $535
Iowa 13 $96
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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