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Precose (acarbose) stops an enzyme in your body from turning carbohydrates into sugar for energy. As a result, your body will absorb less sugar from the foods that you eat which will lead to lower blood sugar levels. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Precose

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

206K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 525 of 3395

$11.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 860 of 3395

42,217
Patients

Rank: 572 of 3395

24,258
Prescribers

Rank: 569 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

171K

2011

184K

2012

203K

2013

207K

2014

206K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$11.7M

2011

$12.3M

2012

$13.3M

2013

$12.3M

2014

$11.9M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$67

2011

$65

2012

$77

2013

$81

2014

$90

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,579 40,890 $2.62M
New York 5,933 34,574 $1.72M
Texas 2,916 11,985 $708K
Florida 2,383 10,297 $589K
Pennsylvania 1,987 9,871 $587K
Illinois 1,647 8,192 $429K
New Jersey 1,708 8,030 $455K
Ohio 1,520 6,784 $440K
Michigan 1,198 4,967 $317K
Georgia 960 4,638 $230K
Tennessee 875 4,108 $217K
North Carolina 787 3,869 $196K
Virginia 863 3,797 $238K
Louisiana 797 3,590 $190K
Massachusetts 674 3,488 $199K
Missouri 609 3,075 $165K
Kentucky 518 2,750 $155K
Indiana 599 2,615 $158K
Alabama 572 2,582 $150K
Washington 571 2,510 $140K
Wisconsin 551 2,426 $151K
Arizona 516 2,093 $114K
Maryland 511 2,084 $136K
Arkansas 348 1,845 $88.1K
Oregon 369 1,818 $94.4K
Hawaii 454 1,780 $156K
West Virginia 357 1,641 $104K
Nevada 421 1,564 $99.9K
Oklahoma 352 1,548 $95.6K
Mississippi 266 1,485 $71.4K
South Carolina 294 1,293 $66K
Connecticut 279 1,168 $73.8K
Minnesota 235 1,088 $80.3K
Kansas 188 930 $56.8K
Iowa 170 873 $51.8K
New Mexico 226 816 $53.7K
Colorado 180 796 $53K
Rhode Island 142 778 $40.9K
Nebraska 88 487 $23.5K
Delaware 129 463 $35.5K
Maine 115 459 $32.3K
Utah 102 421 $23.4K
District of Columbia 106 403 $26.7K
New Hampshire 73 313 $18K
Idaho 64 298 $16.4K
South Dakota 42 209 $10.6K
Montana 40 196 $12.2K
Vermont 42 138 $8,832
North Dakota 25 84 $4,885
Alaska 83 $2,805
Wyoming 14 38 $2,088
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for ACARBOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled775

MANATI

Puerto Rico

LISEN LIU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled771

FLUSHING

New York

GEORGE CHAO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled678

MODESTO

California

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled630

FLUSHING

New York

FARHAD GHANAAT

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled614

BROOKLYN

New York

JESUS HERNANDEZ MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled433

NEW YORK

New York

JESUS LUA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled400

UPLAND

California

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

NEW YORK

New York

CHING-YIN LAM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

NEW YORK

New York

JONATHAN CHANG M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled312

BROOKLYN

New York

SAKA KAZEEM M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled312

BROOKLYN

New York

GEORGE LIU M.D., PH.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled311

NEW YORK

New York

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled295

NEW YORK

New York

RATTANJIT KOHLI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

BROOKLYN

New York

SAJJAD HUSSAIN MEDICAL DOCTOR

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled287

MANAHAWKIN

New Jersey

FIDEL LARA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

SUN VALLEY

California

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled265

FLUSHING

New York

AHED MANSOURA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled256

ROME

Georgia

JACK HUYNH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled255

SAN FRANCISCO

California

YUN FENG M.D

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled254

NEW YORK

New York

CHUNG VU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

SAN JOSE

California

JESSICA ROSA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled246

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

RUKIA MUGHNI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled244

BROOKLYN

New York

DMITRI KIRPICHNIKOV M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled241

BROOKLYN

New York

MAHMOOD MOOSA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled234

MONROE

Michigan