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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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65,640Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 6974

$3.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 61 out of 6974

1,353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

77% 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

15% of this provider’s 1,216 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

46% of this provider’s 1,353 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 24%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

20% of this provider’s 1,216 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

33% of this provider’s 1,353 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

24% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 21%.

Prescription Price

$46 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $86 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

49 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

$2.18M

2012

$2.54M

2013

$2.78M

2014

$3.03M

2015

Number of Claims

41,943

2012

59,795

2013

58,365

2014

65,640

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
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

2,721

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,555

prescriptions.

324

patients, 24% of all patients

1 11
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

2,038

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,818

prescriptions.

236

patients, 17% of all patients

2 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

2,006

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,907

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

3 20
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,786

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,643

prescriptions.

244

patients, 18% of all patients

4 1
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

1,761

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,637

prescriptions.

199

patients, 15% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

1,755

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,661

prescriptions.

237

patients, 18% 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

1,724

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,576

prescriptions.

224

patients, 17% of all patients

7 13
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

1,722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,623

prescriptions.

234

patients, 17% of all patients

8 23
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

1,704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,661

prescriptions.

182

patients, 13% of all patients

9 33
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

1,527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,387

prescriptions.

198

patients, 15% of all patients

10 6
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

1,313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,210

prescriptions.

251

patients, 19% of all patients

O 11 9
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,116

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

12 4
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

1,212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

13 14
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

973

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

14 16
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

909

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

15 75
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

877

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 74
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

795

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

17 8
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

771

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

689

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

18 35
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

742

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

19 44
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

740

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

20 63
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

730

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

21 18
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

703

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

22 24
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

697

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

23 21
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

652

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

162

patients, 12% of all patients

24 26
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

622

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

P 25 104
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

589

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

26 55
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

582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

27 7
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

531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

28 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

531

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

28 19
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

30 94
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

486

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

31 10
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

32 70
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

O 33 30
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

449

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

34 90
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

419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

35 27
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

409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

36 12
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

401

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

37 32
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

383

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

38 81
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

376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

39 22
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

270

patients, 20% of all patients

A 40 79
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

371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

40 123
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

42 48
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

43 69
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

345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

44 86
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

45 103
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

46 40
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

325

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

47 59
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

313

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

48 92
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

303

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

49 53
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

301

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

210

patients, 16% of all patients

A 50 106
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

299

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

51 15
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

294

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

52 76
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

53 170
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

281

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

54 109
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

273

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

55 25
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

272

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

56 200
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

267

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

57 36
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

264

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

58 54
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

256

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

59 73
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

255

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

60 142
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

249

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

61 97
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

248

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

62 49
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

247

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

63 143
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

244

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

64 85
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

243

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

P 65 138
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

242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

66 189
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

240

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

67 47
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

239

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

68 150
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

235

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

69 62
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

223

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

70 137
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

222

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

71 117
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

215

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

72 57
PHENOBARBITAL

Used to control seizures. P... +

Used to control seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

213

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 73 303
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

211

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

74 29
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

210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

75 60
MORPHINE SULFATE ER

Morphine (extended release)... +

Morphine (extended release) is used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O 76 108
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

193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

77 58
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

192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

78 135
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

79 155
NUEDEXTA

Used to treat pseudobulbar ... +

Used to treat pseudobulbar affect (PBA; a condition of sudden, frequent outbursts of crying or laughing that can not be controlled) in people with certain conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease; condition in which the nerves that control muscle movement slowly die, causing the muscles to shrink and weaken) or multiple sclerosis (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). Source: National Library of Medicine

183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

80 167
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

114

patients, 8% of all patients

A R 81 279
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

82 188
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

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

82 65
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

167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

84 130
RENVELA

Lowers the amount of phosph... +

Lowers the amount of phosphorus in blood of patients receiving kidney dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

85 197
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

85 191
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

A 87 71
METHADONE HCL

Methadone is used to reliev... +

Methadone is used to relieve moderate to severe pain that has not been relieved by non-narcotic pain relievers. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 88 196
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

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

89 133
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

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

90 96
TRAVATAN Z

Reduces pressure inside the... +

Reduces pressure inside the eye that is caused by glaucoma or ocular hypertension (high blood pressure in the eye). Source: National Library of Medicine

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

91 374
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

92 39
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

155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

93 51
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

R 94 168
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

95 201
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

A 96 136
AVODART

Treats problems with urinat... +

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

147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

<11 96 126
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

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

98 38
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

99 95
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

134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

100 169
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

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

R 101 34
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

O 102 162
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

103 148
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

103 28
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

105 298
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

105 17
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

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

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

107 132
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

122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

108 268
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

109 66
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

110 68
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

111 220
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

97

patients, 7% of all patients

A 112 42
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

118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

112 265
ABILIFY

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 114 241
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

O 115 80
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

R 116 181
MIDODRINE HCL

Midodrine hydrochloride tab... +

Midodrine hydrochloride tablets are indicated for the treatment of symptomatic orthostatic hypotension. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

116 407
LEVEMIR

Helps control blood sugar l... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

118 209
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

118 238
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 120 78
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

120 428
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

122 128
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

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11 122 297
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 124 309
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

124 31
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

126 163
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

127 380
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

128 37
BICALUTAMIDE

Used together with other me... +

Used together with other medicines (such as a luteinizing hormone-releasing hormone or LHRH analog) to treat prostate cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 129 577
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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

130 91
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease or side effects of other drugs. Source: National Library of Medicine

95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 131 194
TIMOLOL MALEATE

Ophthalmic timolol is used ... +

Ophthalmic timolol is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

132 375
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

133 179
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

134 474
LAMOTRIGINE

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures and mood disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 135 247
ARIPIPRAZOLE

Treats schizophrenia, bipol... +

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

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P 135 393
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

137 72
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

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

138 110
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

Treats schizophrenia and symptoms of bipolar disorder (manic-depressive illness). Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 138 355
CALCITRIOL

Treats low blood calcium in... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 140 202
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

141 56
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 141 256
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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

141 89
MEGESTROL ACETATE

Megestrol tablets treat bre... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

R 141 172
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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

145 147
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11 R 146 152
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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 146 101
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

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 148 165
QVAR

Prevents asthma attacks. +

Prevents asthma attacks. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

148 93
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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

150 43
VALPROIC ACID*

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 151 340
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 151 45
DORZOLAMIDE HCL

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is u... +

Ophthalmic dorzolamide is used to treat glaucoma, a condition in which increased pressure in the eye can lead to gradual loss of vision. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

153 551
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 153 77
MORPHINE SULFATE

Morphine is used to relieve... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O 153 359
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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

156 154
VIMPAT

Used to control partial sei... +

Used to control partial seizures (convulsions) in the treatment of epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 156 331
NYAMYC

Used to treat fungal infect... +

Used to treat fungal infections of the skin, mouth, vagina, and intestinal tract. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

158 472
GLYBURIDE

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 R 159 317
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

159 119
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 159 107
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

162 207
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER

Tolterodine is used treat o... +

Tolterodine is used 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) to relieve urinary difficulties, including frequent urination and inability to control urination. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 162 452
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by fungus. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

162 354
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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

162 347
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 162 193
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

167 175
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

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 168 100
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

169 173
BUPROPION HCL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

169 414
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

171 46
PHENYTOIN

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 172 349
DIOVAN

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

173 176
RIVASTIGMINE*

Used to treat mild to moder... +

Used to treat mild to moderate dementia (memory loss and mental changes) associated with Alzheimer's disease or Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 173 333
SANTYL

Used to clean skin ulcers a... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

173 283
CALCIUM ACETATE

Used to treat hyperphosphat... +

Used to treat hyperphosphatemia (too much phosphate in the blood) in patients with end stage kidney disease who are on dialysis. Source: National Library of Medicine

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

176 316
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

176 271
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

R 178 216
HYDROXYUREA

Treats certain types of can... +

Treats certain types of cancer, including leukemia, skin cancer, ovarian cancer, and head and neck cancer. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 179 475
GALANTAMINE HBR

Galantamine is used to trea... +

Galantamine is used to treat the symptoms of 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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 179 465
FLUOCINONIDE

Treats many skin disorders.... +

Treats many skin disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 181 127
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

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 182 226
ALPHAGAN P

Treats increased pressure i... +

Treats increased pressure in the eye caused by open-angle glaucoma or a condition called hypertension of the eye (ocular hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 182 765
FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE

Fluvoxamine is used to trea... +

Fluvoxamine is used to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over) 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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 184 612
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

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 R 184 325
CLOMIPRAMINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 R 186 778
GENERLAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

186 329
SODIUM BICARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 186 526
AZILECT

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with levodopa for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 186 501
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 July 13, 2012.
  • 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.