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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Family Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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41,406Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 4 out of 1276

$2.42M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 1276

1,096 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in South Carolina
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 951 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

38% of this provider’s 1,096 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 31%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

22% of this provider’s 951 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 1,096 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 22%.

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Brand Name Drugs

22% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 18%.

Prescription Price

$59 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $59 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

38 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 17.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.8M

2012

$1.78M

2013

$2.14M

2014

$2.42M

2015

Number of Claims

29,529

2012

32,212

2013

39,921

2014

41,406

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

1 2
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,299

prescriptions.

224

patients, 20% of all patients

2 10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,180

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

223

patients, 20% of all patients

3 1
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

965

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

184

patients, 17% of all patients

4 3
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

940

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

811

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

5 37
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

860

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

763

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

6 5
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

858

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

809

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

7 12
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

838

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

8 46
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

837

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

144

patients, 13% of all patients

9 4
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

831

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

10 7
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

11 11
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

672

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

12 54
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

602

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

13 8
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

148

patients, 14% of all patients

O 14 6
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

Used to treat the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

564

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

15 77
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

16 9
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

17 27
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

18 15
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

479

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

19 24
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

20 45
XARELTO

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung). Source: National Library of Medicine

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

21 110
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

451

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

22 25
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

23 28
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

24 34
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

25 22
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the 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

407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

25 29
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

27 33
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

Treats seizures (epilepsy). Source: National Library of Medicine

386

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

28 96
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

29 20
NAMENDA

Treats dementia (memory los... +

Treats dementia (memory loss and mental changes) that is a sign of Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

29 107
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

29 16
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

O 32 17
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

33 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

34 23
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

35 72
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

36 39
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

37 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

38 13
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

39 121
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

39 14
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

41 65
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

42 32
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

43 69
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

Treats moderate to severe Alzheimer's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

44 142
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

R 45 30
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

46 79
ELIQUIS

Used to help prevent stroke... +

Used to help prevent strokes or blood clots in people who have atrial fibrillation (a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, increasing the chance of clots forming in the body and possibly causing strokes) that is not caused by heart valve disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

47 141
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

199

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

48 102
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O 49 36
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

Treats fungus infections in the mouth, throat, and intestines. Source: National Library of Medicine

188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

50 170
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

51 58
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA

The combination of levodopa... +

The combination of levodopa and carbidopa is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and Parkinson's-like symptoms that may develop after encephalitis (swelling of the brain) or injury to the nervous system caused by carbon monoxide poisoning or manganese poisoning. Source: National Library of Medicine

185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

52 169
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P 53 73
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

54 56
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

55 44
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

56 94
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

56 82
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

58 26
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

A 59 49
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

60 59
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

61 43
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

61 40
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

63 57
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 113
MAGELLAN INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG* 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

10 65 291
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

66 48
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

67 124
LATANOPROST

Latanoprost ophthalmic is u... +

Latanoprost ophthalmic is used to treat glaucoma (a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision) and ocular hypertension (a condition which causes increased pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

68 158
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 68 68
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

A 70 106
TRADJENTA

Used with proper diet and e... +

Used with proper diet and exercise to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

71 161
EXELON

Rivastigmine is used to tre... +

Rivastigmine is used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

72 138
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

Treats schizophrenia and certain problems caused by bipolar disorder. Source: National Library of Medicine

141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 73 103
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

74 21
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

74 42
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albutero... +

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

76 164
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

A 77 67
MYRBETRIQ

Used to treat overactive bl... +

Used to treat overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles contract uncontrollably and cause frequent urination, urgent need to urinate, and inability to control urination). Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

78 212
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

79 173
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

80 101
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

80 157
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

Helps control blood sugar levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

82 140
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

A 83 90
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

84 51
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

Used to clean skin ulcers and severe burns. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

85 341
JANTOVEN

Helps to prevent new blood ... +

Helps to prevent new blood clots from forming, and helps to keep existing blood clots from getting worse. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11 85 235
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

87 97
FENTANYL

Treats severe, ongoing pain... +

Treats severe, ongoing pain (during and after surgery, cancer pain) that cannot be controlled with other medicines. Source: National Library of Medicine

108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O 88 115
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

89 60
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

90 61
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

Treats psychotic mental disorders, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P 90 147
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

92 86
ALBUTEROL SULFATE

Albuterol is used to preven... +

Albuterol is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness caused by lung diseases such as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways). Source: National Library of Medicine

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

93 226
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

94 71
KLOR-CON M10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

95 181
RALOXIFENE HCL

Raloxifene is used to preve... +

Raloxifene is used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (change of life; end of menstrual periods). Source: National Library of Medicine

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

95 152
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A 97 104
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

97 171
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

99 75
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

99 78
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

Doxycycline is used to treat bacterial infections, including pneumonia and other respiratory tract infections; Lyme disease; acne; infections of skin, genital, and urinary systems; and anthrax (after inhalational exposure). Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

A 99 132
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

The combination of nystatin and triamcinolone is used to treat fungal skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

102 370
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

102 47
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A 104 114
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

105 35
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

Nitrofurantoinis used to treat urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

A R 105 177
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

105 112
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

108 70
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

108 80
PIOGLITAZONE HCL

Pioglitazone is used to tre... +

Pioglitazone is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 110 66
AMIODARONE HCL

Amiodarone is used to treat... +

Amiodarone is used to treat and prevent certain types of serious, life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias (a certain type of abnormal heart rhythm when other medications did not help or could not be tolerated. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

111 207
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

111 139
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 109
DILTIAZEM ER

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 114 206
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

115 41
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the 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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 151
AMITIZA

Treats certain types of lon... +

Treats certain types of long-term constipation by helping you have a bowel movement. Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 117 165
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

118 53
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 118 62
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

118 76
PRADAXA

Used to treat deep vein thr... +

Used to treat deep vein thrombosis (DVT; a blood clot, usually in the leg) and pulmonary embolism (PE; a blood clot in the lung) in patients who have been treated with an injectable anticoagulant (''blood thinner''). Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 121 252
TRIMETHOPRIM

Treats urinary tract infect... +

Treats urinary tract infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

A 121 311
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 121 89
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

Oxycodone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

O 124 55
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

Treats fungal infections in the skin, throat, urinary tract, and lungs. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

125 237
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

125 84
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

125 192
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

Digox (digoxin) is used to treat heart failure and abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias). Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

R 128 193
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

128 105
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

R 128 111
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

131 18
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

131 276
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

Treats low blood calcium in kidney dialysis patients and other patients. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 131 255
CEFTRIAXONE*

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain types of bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A 134 233
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

Treats schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P 134 350
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

Treats a circulation problem in which too little blood flows into your leg muscles (intermittent claudication). Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 136 227
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

136 52
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 136 262
HUMALOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

139 250
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

139 74
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

141 187
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

141 38
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

Treats itching or watering of eyes caused by allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

143 468
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

144 149
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

144 134
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

146 120
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

The combination of benazepr... +

The combination of benazepril and hydrochlorothiazide is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 146 172
LIDOCAINE HCL*

Lidocaine viscous, a local ... +

Lidocaine viscous, a local anesthetic, is used to treat the pain of a sore or irritated mouth and throat often associated with cancer chemotherapy and certain medical procedures. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

148 263
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 148 63
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

148 93
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

Treats certain heart rhythm problems (atrial fibrillation). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 151 136
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE

Ophthalmic brimonidine is u... +

Ophthalmic brimonidine is used to lower pressure in the eyes in patients who have glaucoma (high pressure in the eyes that may damage nerves and cause vision loss) and ocular hypertension (pressure in the eyes that is higher than normal but not high enough to cause vision loss). Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 152 325
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL

The combination of dorzolam... +

The combination of dorzolamide and timolol is used to treat eye conditions, including glaucoma and ocular hypertension, in which increased pressure can lead to a gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 153 404
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 153 127
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

155 123
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

Treats gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and a damaged esophagus. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 156 131
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

157 108
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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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Nov. 28, 2016.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.