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LACTULOSE

Generlac (lactulose) draws water into the intestines to soften your stool for easier passing. It also helps draw ammonia into your stool for removal from the body. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug lactulose

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

17.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1109 of 3395

$6.47M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1068 of 3395

6,933
Patients

Rank: 1035 of 3395

5,918
Prescribers

Rank: 995 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

27.8K

2011

25.7K

2012

23.2K

2013

20.1K

2014

17.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.68M

2011

$2.82M

2012

$3.22M

2013

$6.51M

2014

$6.47M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$124

2011

$131

2012

$128

2013

$165

2014

$168

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 1,277 2,790 $990K
New York 776 1,988 $689K
Florida 618 1,362 $431K
California 434 1,161 $471K
New Jersey 340 918 $305K
Pennsylvania 291 835 $360K
Michigan 346 827 $341K
North Carolina 253 658 $246K
Georgia 220 533 $157K
Louisiana 205 495 $139K
Ohio 201 486 $202K
Virginia 150 441 $198K
Alabama 154 418 $124K
Washington 119 408 $142K
Tennessee 155 402 $159K
South Carolina 126 329 $115K
Massachusetts 98 327 $132K
Missouri 118 308 $109K
Illinois 115 294 $118K
Indiana 111 273 $108K
Maryland 102 244 $96.6K
Kentucky 91 221 $88.1K
Minnesota 64 181 $79.1K
Wisconsin 60 168 $57.9K
Oklahoma 54 159 $73.2K
West Virginia 50 145 $85K
Arizona 76 137 $56K
Connecticut 65 131 $45.6K
Colorado 55 110 $54K
Kansas 38 103 $26.2K
Mississippi 29 80 $25K
Oregon 24 67 $29.3K
Arkansas 22 58 $32.2K
Iowa 12 56 $23.1K
Montana 13 54 $13.2K
Maine 19 52 $16.7K
District of Columbia 20 49 $15.9K
New Mexico 22 39 $12.3K
Nevada 20 39 $11.1K
Delaware 18 34 $10K
Utah 18 33 $11K
Nebraska 13 32 $14.1K
North Dakota 32 $8,128
New Hampshire 28 $8,499
Hawaii 28 $19K
Idaho 23 $7,276
Wyoming 16 $4,253
South Dakota 12 $4,295
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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