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ZANTAC

RANITIDINE HCL

Zantac 75 (ranitidine) reduces the production of acid by blocking a chemical from acting on the acid-producing cells in your stomach. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

3,925
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1644 of 3395

$1.61M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1555 of 3395

994
Patients

Rank: 1712 of 3395

969
Prescribers

Rank: 1682 of 3395

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of people say

it's worth it

44%

of people say

it worked well

7%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,246

2011

4,094

2012

4,074

2013

3,911

2014

3,925

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.28M

2011

$1.3M

2012

$1.46M

2013

$1.51M

2014

$1.61M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$197

2011

$194

2012

$186

2013

$170

2014

$206

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 156 797 $273K
South Carolina 105 414 $131K
California 74 291 $149K
Pennsylvania 55 228 $121K
New Jersey 49 190 $105K
Florida 58 183 $78.8K
Massachusetts 32 180 $97.9K
Michigan 41 161 $91.6K
North Carolina 19 109 $37.6K
Ohio 25 100 $30.4K
Illinois 22 95 $37.8K
Texas 21 83 $30.8K
Wisconsin 15 83 $29.6K
Kentucky 20 67 $37.3K
Alabama 64 $21.9K
Maryland 13 58 $21.3K
Virginia 14 56 $23.8K
Indiana 14 52 $24.8K
Tennessee 41 $15.7K
Georgia 14 41 $13.4K
Connecticut 37 $19.9K
Oklahoma 32 37 $6,070
Arkansas 31 $10.2K
Rhode Island 29 $11.7K
Minnesota 28 $14.3K
Montana 28 $7,905
Maine 23 $16.3K
Iowa 23 $10.6K
Louisiana 21 $9,682
Mississippi 20 $8,777
Missouri 18 $5,530
West Virginia 17 $7,745
Washington 17 $5,961
Arizona 17 $7,374
Nevada 17 $7,324
New Hampshire 16 $10.6K
Utah 15 $7,005
Oregon 15 $9,111
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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