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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Cozaar (Losartan) is an angiotensin receptor blocker (ARB). It blocks a chemical that tightens blood vessels. This makes blood vessels relax, which lowers blood pressure and allows more blood and oxygen to get to your heart and other organs. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Losartan

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

22.1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 11 of 3393

$220M
Retail Cost

Rank: 145 of 3393

4,510,215
Patients

Rank: 15 of 3393

386,290
Prescribers

Rank: 32 of 3393

More info on related drug Losartan »

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

48%

of people say

it worked well

16%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

10.6M

2012

14.4M

2013

18.2M

2014

20.4M

2015

20.6M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$245M

2012

$286M

2013

$262M

2014

$219M

2015

$206M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$118

2012

$97

2013

$73

2014

$54

2015

$46

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 593,432 2,654,580 $34.3M
Florida 419,800 1,883,950 $17.9M
New York 279,753 1,422,379 $12.3M
Texas 302,148 1,343,739 $13.4M
Pennsylvania 176,360 916,682 $8.75M
Ohio 175,309 858,101 $9.03M
North Carolina 144,934 757,616 $5.97M
Illinois 154,267 727,106 $7.24M
Michigan 161,161 690,807 $8.83M
Georgia 127,684 675,223 $5.29M
Tennessee 107,161 514,816 $5.32M
New Jersey 110,951 495,068 $5.39M
Virginia 100,731 485,258 $4.92M
Missouri 88,986 466,499 $3.64M
Massachusetts 85,974 434,110 $3.67M
Washington 96,440 426,176 $4.22M
Indiana 88,389 415,564 $4.3M
Arizona 95,782 398,796 $4.21M
Alabama 80,177 379,136 $3.43M
Wisconsin 84,029 378,929 $3.94M
Kentucky 67,870 372,713 $3.18M
Louisiana 64,298 343,688 $3.56M
South Carolina 67,917 339,837 $3.12M
Minnesota 75,767 334,547 $3.98M
Oregon 66,472 300,489 $3.01M
Maryland 67,924 274,352 $3.76M
Colorado 56,957 247,706 $2.81M
Iowa 45,123 235,291 $1.66M
Mississippi 41,027 233,095 $1.55M
Arkansas 38,674 220,731 $1.37M
Kansas 41,357 213,985 $1.64M
Connecticut 44,663 203,805 $2.18M
Oklahoma 40,451 189,978 $2.08M
Nevada 40,061 166,960 $1.5M
West Virginia 29,152 153,612 $1.29M
Nebraska 23,867 135,461 $884K
Hawaii 29,929 127,536 $1.59M
New Mexico 25,820 113,410 $1.48M
Utah 26,818 108,063 $1.04M
Rhode Island 18,294 107,098 $863K
Idaho 23,510 102,199 $1.06M
Maine 20,498 84,637 $1.02M
Montana 15,355 70,453 $571K
New Hampshire 15,639 69,666 $709K
South Dakota 13,267 69,509 $502K
North Dakota 11,768 59,924 $588K
Delaware 12,738 49,480 $752K
Vermont 9,092 38,496 $367K
District of Columbia 7,704 32,183 $409K
Wyoming 5,913 26,463 $232K
Alaska 3,562 17,114 $208K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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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Top prescribers for LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,021

TUCKER

Georgia

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,954

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

HAROLD HSU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,889

ROSEMEAD

California

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,826

LOS ANGELES

California

DONG-HONG SHONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,761

FLUSHING

New York

WEI SUN M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled2,741

NEW YORK

New York

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,666

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,539

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,503

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,372

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,185

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

JIONG-MING HU M.D., PH.D

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,179

FLUSHING

New York

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,124

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,111

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

CHARLES HWU MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,109

FLUSHING

New York

RAFAEL GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,102

MIAMI

Florida

WAI LEUNG M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,048

FLUSHING

New York

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,978

MCALLEN

Texas

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,975

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,973

HIALEAH

Florida

CHAEWON SONG MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,912

GARDEN GROVE

California

YU YAO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,908

SAN GABRIEL

California

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,875

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

EMILIO PADRE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,860

CARSON

California

MARIO SANTAELLA MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,846

SABANA GRANDE

Puerto Rico