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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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70,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 3 out of 6974

$9.77M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 5 out of 6974

896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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 California
lower than average

Antipsychotics

12% of this provider’s 836 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

43% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

28% of this provider’s 836 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 10%.

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Opioids

28% of this provider’s 896 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

46% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%. This is far more than peers.

Prescription Price

$138 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

79 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


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

$4.92M

2012

$5.94M

2013

$8.72M

2014

$9.77M

2015

Number of Claims

52,344

2012

59,908

2013

67,902

2014

70,960

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
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

2,110

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

2,078

prescriptions.

239

patients, 27% of all patients

10 1 49
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

1,396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,369

prescriptions.

157

patients, 18% of all patients

2 37
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

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

1,265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,245

prescriptions.

173

patients, 19% of all patients

3 67
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

1,188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

4 11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,129

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

5 1
CREON

Helps patients who have cys... +

Helps patients who have cystic fibrosis, pancreatitis, or digestive disorders digest food. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,131

prescriptions.

132

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6 88
CAPTOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,128

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

10 7 242
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

Treats mild to moderate pain and help relieve symptoms of arthritis (e. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,079

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,036

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

10 8 72
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

1,031

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

985

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

9 76
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

973

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

10 58
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

971

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

11 3
DEXILANT

Treats erosive esophagitis,... +

Treats erosive esophagitis, heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and other conditions caused by too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

918

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

12 83
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

918

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

O 12 30
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

894

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

14 2
VASCEPA 890

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

15 125
VESICARE

Solifenacin is used to trea... +

Solifenacin is 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

828

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

828

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

10 16 133
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

820

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

17 100
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

820

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

17 8
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

811

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

780

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

19 82
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

808

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

20 4
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

769

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

21 77
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

764

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

22 107
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

745

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

23 87
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

743

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

24 47
NASONEX

Treats or prevents the symp... +

Treats or prevents the symptoms of seasonal (short-term) and perennial (year-round) allergies (hay fever), such as stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

739

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

116

patients, 13% of all patients

10 25 154
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

739

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

683

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

R 25 34
LINZESS

Used in adults to treat irr... +

Used in adults to treat irritable bowel syndrome with constipation (IBS-C; a condition that causes stomach pain or cramps, bloating, and infrequent or difficult passage of stools) and chronic idiopathic constipation (CIC; difficult or infrequent passage of stools that lasts for 3 months or longer and is not caused by a disease or a medication). Source: National Library of Medicine

730

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

10 27 141
LIDODERM

Treats nerve pain that is c... +

Treats nerve pain that is caused by herpes zoster, or "shingles. Source: National Library of Medicine

718

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

10 28 149
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

710

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

29 21
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

661

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

10 30 139
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

656

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

31 13
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

648

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

32 26
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

615

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

33 23
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

613

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

10 34 160
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

601

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

35 75
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

586

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

36 32
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

585

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

37 50
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

579

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

94

patients, 10% of all patients

38 6
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

544

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

39 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

534

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

40 24
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

531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

41 28
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

526

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

42 65
LIDOCAINE

Causes numbness or loss of ... +

Causes numbness or loss of feeling in an area of your body. Source: National Library of Medicine

515

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

43 102
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

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

44 188
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

509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

45 57
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

46 40
BENICAR

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

483

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

47 84
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

475

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

48 33
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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

49 7
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

458

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

50 46
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

431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

51 18
RESTASIS

Treats chronic dry eye dise... +

Treats chronic dry eye disease by increasing the amount of tears in your eyes. Source: National Library of Medicine

428

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

52 214
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

427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

53 16
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

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

54 62
JANUMET

This is a combination drug ... +

This is a combination drug containing metformin and sitagliptin and is used to treat high blood sugar levels caused by type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

54 131
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

56 90
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

408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

57 44
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

402

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

58 39
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

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

59 73
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

O 60 9
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

60 14
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

62 68
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

374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

63 51
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

64 127
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

65 5
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

366

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

65 38
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

67 43
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

345

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

68 15
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

69 109
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

331

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

70 27
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

323

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

71 97
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

319

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

72 92
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

308

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

73 111
CELEBREX

Treats pain, including pain... +

Treats pain, including pain caused by arthritis (osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, or juvenile rheumatoid arthritis) in children and adults, ankylosing spondylitis, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

294

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

10 74 226
PATADAY

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

284

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

75 159
ULORIC

Used to treat hyperuricemia... +

Used to treat hyperuricemia (high uric acid in the blood) in patients with gout. Source: National Library of Medicine

284

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

75 178
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

282

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

77 17
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

281

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

78 56
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

279

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

79 130
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

268

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

80 175
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

81 64
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

258

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

P 81 241
KETOCONAZOLE

Treats fungal infections in... +

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

251

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

83 177
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

243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

84 112
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

240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

85 101
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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

86 110
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

238

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

P 87 74
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

236

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

88 12
HYDROCORTISONE

Hydrocortisone provides rel... +

Hydrocortisone provides relief for inflamed areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

89 219
IBANDRONATE SODIUM

Used to prevent and treat o... +

Used to prevent and treat osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

90 118
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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

91 20
PATANOL

Treats itching or watering ... +

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

228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

91 184
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

227

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

93 116
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

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

R 94 216
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

212

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

95 89
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

96 29
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

97 204
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

98 176
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

200

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

99 31
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

100 220
ATROVENT HFA

Prevents asthma attacks and... +

Prevents asthma attacks and treats other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

10 100 421
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

194

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

A 102 79
PREMARIN

Estrogens are female hormon... +

Estrogens are female hormones. Source: National Library of Medicine

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

R 103 246
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

103 36
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

105 117
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

A 106 42
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

107 230
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE

Treats psoriasis, skin irri... +

Treats psoriasis, skin irritation, allergic reactions, and other types of skin problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

108 164
ROZEREM 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

108 457
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

110 191
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

111 41
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

152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

112 19
ECONAZOLE NITRATE

Econazole is used to treat ... +

Econazole is used to treat skin infections such as athlete's foot, jock itch, and ringworm. Source: National Library of Medicine

151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

113 228
SINGLE USE SWAB

Single-use swabs +

Single-use swabs. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

114 305
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

Treats problems with urination caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

115 126
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE

Sumatriptan is used to trea... +

Sumatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes is accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

116 269
CALCIPOTRIENE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

117 459
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

118 59
VIIBRYD

Used to treat depression in... +

Used to treat depression in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

119 518
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P 120 138
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

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

121 66
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

122 35
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

122 103
FLECTOR 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

124 275
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

125 70
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

125 169
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

Megestrol tablets treat breast and uterine cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

R 127 172
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

127 85
NATEGLINIDE

Used to treat type 2 diabet... +

Used to treat type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

129 217
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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

129 280
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

129 95
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositor... +

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

132 365
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

132 86
TEKTURNA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

10 132 528
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

135 91
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 136 181
LOVAZA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

136 211
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

138 165
COLCRYS

Used to prevent gout attack... +

Used to prevent gout attacks (sudden, severe pain in one or more joints caused by abnormally high levels of a substance called uric acid in the blood) in adults, and to relieve the pain of gout attacks when they occur. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

138 248
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O 138 78
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

141 63
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

R 142 152
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Pramipexole is used alone o... +

Pramipexole 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

99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 143 207
MUPIROCIN*

Treats skin infections and ... +

Treats skin infections and bacterial infections in your nose. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

144 266
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

145 137
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

146 69
AZOR

This is a combination of am... +

This is a combination of amlodipine and olmesartan is a combination of medicines that may be used alone or with other medicines to treat high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

146 174
CLONIDINE

Used alone or together with... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11 146 311
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O 146 120
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

150 218
NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE

The combination of nystatin... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

151 423
XOPENEX HFA

Treats asthma and other lun... +

Treats asthma and other lung problems such as chronic bronchitis. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

151 415
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM

Treats gastroesophageal ref... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

153 440
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) 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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

154 96
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

R 154 322
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

156 283
ATELVIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11 156 233
PROCTOZONE-HC

Hydrocortisone is available... +

Hydrocortisone is available with or without a prescription. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

158 281
VIMOVO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

159 626
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL

Metoclopramide is used to r... +

Metoclopramide is used to relieve heartburn and speed the healing of ulcers and sores in the esophagus (tube that connects the mouth to the stomach) in people who have gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD; condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the esophagus) that did not get better with other treatments. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 160 142
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

A 161 136
LATUDA

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 161 404
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

161 224
VYTORIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11 161 314
ESZOPICLONE

Eszopiclone is used to trea... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

R 165 409
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

165 123
CYMBALTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 167 580
INVOKANA

Used along with diet and ex... +

Used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to lower blood sugar levels in patients with type 2 diabetes (condition in which blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally). Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 167 146
COREG CR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 167 500
MICARDIS HCT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 10 170 628
METHIMAZOLE

Treats hyperthyroidism (too... +

Treats hyperthyroidism (too much thyroid hormone produced by the thyroid gland). Source: National Library of Medicine

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 170 274
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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 170 129
RIZATRIPTAN

Rizatriptan is used to trea... +

Rizatriptan is used to treat the symptoms of migraine headaches (severe, throbbing headaches that sometimes are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light). Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 173 607
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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 174 55
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 174 625
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 176 148
CICLOPIROX*

Treats skin infections caus... +

Treats skin infections caused by fungus, such as ringworm, athlete's foot, or dandruff. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

176 383
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 176 140
TRIBENZOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11 176 251
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

180 48
PROCTOSOL-HC

This is used to help reliev... +

This is used to help relieve redness, itching, swelling, or other discomfort caused by skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

180 319
CLARITHROMYCIN

Treats and prevents infecti... +

Treats and prevents infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A 180 449
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

183 332
RAPAFLO

Treats problems caused by a... +

Treats problems caused by an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH). Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 184 199
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A 184 71
ZALEPLON 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 186 497
BRINTELLIX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 187 462
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 188 94
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P 188 104
MICARDIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 10 188 560
SILENOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 R 191 443
METRONIDAZOLE*

Used to treat serious bacte... +

Used to treat serious bacterial infections in different areas of the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A 191 347
CLOTRIMAZOLE

This medicine is an antifun... +

This medicine is an antifungal. Source: National Library of Medicine

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

193 284
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A 194 106
NITROGLYCERIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

10 194 731
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 R 196 168
VICTOZA 3-PAK

Used to treat a type of dia... +

Used to treat a type of diabetes mellitus (sugar diabetes) called type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 196 272
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

198 53
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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 198 135
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

198 206
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A 198 105
DILTIAZEM HCL

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 198 297
ACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes labialis (col... +

Treats herpes labialis (cold sores). Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

198 182
DEXAMETHASONE

Treats inflammation and man... +

Treats inflammation and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

198 403
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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

205 60
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

206 282
PROLIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

206 264
EVISTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 208 606
KLOR-CON 8 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 208 261
REPAGLINIDE

Repaglinide is used to trea... +

Repaglinide 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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 210 270
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Alfuzosin is used in men to... +

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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 211 424
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 211 535
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

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 213 22
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 Feb. 6, 2013.
  • 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.