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RANITIDINE HCL

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

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

7.92M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 42 of 3395

$92.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 284 of 3395

1,737,706
Patients

Rank: 46 of 3395

306,731
Prescribers

Rank: 56 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

6.86M

2011

7.09M

2012

7.56M

2013

7.78M

2014

7.92M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$75.1M

2011

$78.9M

2012

$93.6M

2013

$96.4M

2014

$92.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$20

2011

$20

2012

$20

2013

$22

2014

$23

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 138,067 553,766 $6.94M
California 133,558 520,990 $6.54M
New York 109,853 489,304 $6.1M
Pennsylvania 78,119 379,818 $4.76M
Georgia 70,668 335,771 $3.5M
Texas 82,426 314,094 $4.2M
Michigan 72,439 292,843 $3.95M
Missouri 52,828 290,101 $2.96M
Tennessee 57,652 279,579 $3.33M
Ohio 55,952 254,053 $3.25M
North Carolina 54,446 246,491 $2.94M
Illinois 51,961 241,680 $2.93M
Kentucky 40,010 211,971 $2.15M
South Carolina 41,500 188,218 $2.14M
Massachusetts 37,941 173,762 $2.4M
Washington 36,357 165,718 $1.84M
Virginia 36,226 160,046 $2.02M
Indiana 30,819 136,834 $1.76M
Arizona 33,890 135,758 $1.93M
Alabama 29,724 129,014 $1.46M
Wisconsin 28,719 126,703 $1.6M
Mississippi 24,264 121,134 $1.09M
Minnesota 27,662 118,435 $1.34M
Maryland 28,476 112,129 $1.54M
West Virginia 21,893 110,112 $1.06M
Iowa 19,802 105,470 $985K
Louisiana 20,687 94,148 $1M
New Jersey 23,803 92,406 $1.27M
Colorado 23,249 90,414 $1.25M
Arkansas 16,824 82,668 $728K
Oklahoma 17,893 81,518 $899K
Oregon 14,926 67,259 $798K
Kansas 11,939 57,550 $579K
Maine 11,407 49,051 $695K
Connecticut 10,945 45,824 $655K
New Mexico 11,823 44,157 $619K
Nevada 10,145 39,563 $495K
Rhode Island 7,988 38,219 $580K
Nebraska 6,633 35,727 $325K
Idaho 6,683 28,737 $332K
Utah 7,035 28,673 $318K
New Hampshire 6,233 26,631 $415K
Hawaii 4,781 18,126 $265K
Delaware 4,665 16,340 $265K
South Dakota 3,168 16,020 $152K
Montana 3,096 13,826 $146K
Vermont 3,183 13,166 $165K
North Dakota 2,321 11,139 $105K
District of Columbia 2,293 8,919 $122K
Alaska 1,409 7,892 $97.2K
Wyoming 1,137 4,884 $55.5K
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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Top prescribers for RANITIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,870

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,746

JACKSON

Tennessee

LONG DANG M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled2,594

WESTMINSTER

California

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,093

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,083

CALHOUN

Georgia

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,027

BRANDON

Mississippi

EDWIN FIGUEROA DELGADO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,926

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,890

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

ANGEL VELOSO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,886

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,777

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

DAVID QUESTELL ALVARADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,755

SANTA ISABEL

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,736

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,731

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,696

PONCE

Puerto Rico

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,680

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,670

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,669

MANATI

Puerto Rico

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,603

EULESS

Texas

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,597

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL ESPINET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,586

PONCE

Puerto Rico

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,567

HAYTI

Missouri

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,544

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

LUIS LLAVONA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,505

COMERIO

Puerto Rico

ALEXANDER BRODSKY MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled1,497

BROOKLYN

New York

MIGUEL RAMIREZ-SOTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,493

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico