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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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39,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 9 out of 2139

$2.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 13 out of 2139

1,259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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 Ohio
lower than average

Antipsychotics

8% of this provider’s 1,070 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

46% of this provider’s 1,259 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 27%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

18% of this provider’s 1,070 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

26% of this provider’s 1,259 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 16%.

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Brand Name Drugs

23% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 19%.

Prescription Price

$56 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $77 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

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


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

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

This Provider's History

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

Cost of Claims

$1.77M

2012

$2.2M

2013

$2.3M

2014

$2.21M

2015

Number of Claims

32,488

2012

40,128

2013

39,792

2014

39,257

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

2,035

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,712

prescriptions.

238

patients, 19% of all patients

1 7
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

1,214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

223

patients, 18% of all patients

2 8
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

1,007

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

182

patients, 14% of all patients

3 1
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

997

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

160

patients, 13% of all patients

4 5
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

936

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

152

patients, 12% of all patients

5 2
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

876

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

158

patients, 13% of all patients

6 3
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

847

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

147

patients, 12% of all patients

7 4
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

782

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

8 13
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

138

patients, 11% of all patients

9 6
NAMENDA XR

Used to treat the symptoms ... +

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

769

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

764

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

10 51
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

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

756

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

11 15
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

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

738

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

12 11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

527

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

O 13 17
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

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

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

14 27
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

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

472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

15 19
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

471

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

16 23
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

448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

17 44
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

444

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

18 29
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

425

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

19 20
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

388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

20 9
MIRTAZAPINE

Treats depression. +

Treats depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

21 43
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

378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

22 10
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

23 18
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

24 62
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

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

354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 21
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

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

328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

26 37
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

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

327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

27 25
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

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

166

patients, 13% of all patients

A 28 70
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

28 33
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

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

316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

207

patients, 16% of all patients

A 30 46
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

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

294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

31 63
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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

32 134
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

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

287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

32 31
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

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

274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

34 12
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

270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

35 22
RISPERIDONE

Treats schizophrenia and ce... +

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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

P 36 74
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

263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

37 26
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

251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

38 16
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

242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

R 39 45
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

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

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

O 40 34
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

237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

41 14
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

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

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

42 42
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

228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

43 40
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

44 30
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

200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

45 50
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

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

199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

46 24
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

47 28
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

196

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

47 57
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

187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

49 61
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

179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

50 41
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

177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

51 36
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

175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

52 95
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

171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

53 91
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

A 54 111
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

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

169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

54 35
CEPHALEXIN

Treats bacterial infections... +

Treats bacterial infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

A 56 106
DIGOX

Digox (digoxin) is used to ... +

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

157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

R 57 158
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

154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O 58 118
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

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

59 58
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

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

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

O 60 159
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ

The combination of spironol... +

The combination of spironolactone and hydrochlorothiazide, a 'water pill,' is used to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention caused by various conditions, including heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

61 239
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

144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

62 152
DIVALPROEX SODIUM

Treats seizures (epilepsy).... +

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

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

63 73
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

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

P 64 56
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

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

136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

A 65 60
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

135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

66 39
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

67 81
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

67 32
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

131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

67 64
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

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

70 71
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

71 227
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

126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

71 93
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

73 52
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

124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

74 80
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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

75 69
OLANZAPINE

Treats psychotic mental dis... +

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

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 75 104
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

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

77 102
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

78 82
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

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

116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

78 169
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

80 68
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

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

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

80 59
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A 82 103
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

83 48
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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

84 66
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

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

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

84 183
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

109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

86 72
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE

Doxycycline is used to trea... +

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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

A 87 105
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

106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

87 114
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

89 295
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

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

89 131
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

91 67
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

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

91 65
OXYCODONE HCL

Oxycodone is used to reliev... +

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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O 93 76
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

102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

R 93 110
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

101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

95 160
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

100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

96 117
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

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

97 83
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

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

96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

98 47
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

94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

99 112
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

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

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

100 287
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

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

101 176
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

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

90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

A 102 101
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

88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

103 54
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN

This is used by people with... +

This is used by people with diabetes to help keep blood sugar levels under control. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

104 292
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

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

105 124
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

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

106 84
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

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

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

107 49
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

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

82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

R 108 109
DIGOXIN

Treats certain heart rhythm... +

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

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

R 109 138
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

110 116
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

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

80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

110 100
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

112 202
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

113 92
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

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

113 89
BENICAR HCT

Used alone or together with... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 115 265
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

115 192
NOVOLIN R

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

115 203
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE

Treats and prevents angina ... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11 115 260
NYSTOP

Treats infections caused by... +

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

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

115 175
NYSTATIN

Treats fungus infections in... +

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

75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

120 136
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO

Nitrofurantoinis used to tr... +

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

73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

A R 121 171
SEROQUEL XR

Treats schizophrenia and sy... +

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

72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11 P 122 238
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

123 53
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

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

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 123 77
BUMETANIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

125 146
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE

This combination medication... +

This combination medication is used to treat a variety of inflamed fungal skin infections such as ringworm, athlete's foot, and jock itch. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

125 211
CILOSTAZOL

Treats a circulation proble... +

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

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

125 204
CELECOXIB

Treats mild to moderate pai... +

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

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

128 113
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 128 156
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

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

130 151
HALOPERIDOL*

Treats symptoms of mental a... +

Treats symptoms of mental and emotional disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

P 130 157
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

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

132 162
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

133 133
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE

Treats symptoms of Parkinso... +

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

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11 R 133 143
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 135 97
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

135 195
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

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

135 130
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

138 250
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

61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

138 144
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

140 99
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

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

140 98
RANEXA

Treats or prevents angina (... +

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

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 142 212
CARBAMAZEPINE

Treats different types of s... +

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

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 143 188
PRIMIDONE

Treats seizure disorders. B... +

Treats seizure disorders. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 207
MEMANTINE HCL

Treats moderate to severe ... +

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

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

144 179
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 146 88
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

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

56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

146 38
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

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

148 123
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

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

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

149 122
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

149 246
NOVOLIN 70-30

Insulin injection is used t... +

Insulin injection is used to control blood sugar in people who have type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not make insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or in people who have type 2 diabetes (condition in which the blood sugar is too high because the body does not produce or use insulin normally) that cannot be controlled with oral medications alone. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

151 266
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

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 151 332
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

151 78
CLOZAPINE ODT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P 151 565
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

155 221
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

156 107
PROCRIT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 156 369
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 8, 2007.
  • 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.