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CONSTULOSE

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

43.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 865 of 3395

$890K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1728 of 3395

19,912
Patients

Rank: 747 of 3395

15,769
Prescribers

Rank: 684 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,605

2011

12.3K

2012

30.9K

2013

29.9K

2014

43.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$210K

2011

$284K

2012

$696K

2013

$565K

2014

$890K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$18

2011

$15

2012

$19

2013

$19

2014

$14

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,513 5,349 $104K
Maryland 1,632 4,946 $114K
Pennsylvania 1,404 2,957 $67.8K
New York 1,526 2,746 $48.5K
Ohio 861 2,715 $56.9K
New Jersey 958 2,611 $49.1K
Texas 1,380 2,406 $52.4K
Florida 962 1,949 $35.8K
Tennessee 504 1,627 $28.8K
Virginia 746 1,488 $35.8K
Michigan 660 1,200 $22.7K
Kentucky 491 1,035 $20.9K
Massachusetts 450 1,003 $18.3K
North Carolina 517 983 $21.9K
Georgia 342 667 $12.6K
South Carolina 299 624 $14.3K
Alabama 294 565 $10.1K
Illinois 249 564 $11.1K
Missouri 219 524 $10.4K
Washington 276 504 $9,480
Louisiana 306 469 $8,097
Maine 222 462 $10.7K
Connecticut 192 458 $7,441
Arizona 242 422 $8,484
Minnesota 211 419 $8,498
West Virginia 235 380 $8,384
Oklahoma 225 358 $7,541
District of Columbia 125 335 $6,049
Colorado 180 329 $8,605
Wisconsin 150 304 $7,268
Iowa 160 297 $5,842
Indiana 156 296 $6,867
Oregon 166 285 $5,190
Utah 107 270 $4,975
Mississippi 154 257 $4,418
North Dakota 108 202 $3,548
New Hampshire 105 190 $3,688
Delaware 86 179 $4,462
New Mexico 89 151 $3,153
Kansas 95 144 $3,333
Arkansas 97 134 $3,465
Nevada 74 120 $2,744
Hawaii 51 91 $1,708
Rhode Island 54 89 $1,356
Nebraska 42 70 $1,691
Vermont 34 67 $1,236
Idaho 39 62 $1,405
South Dakota 24 55 $1,537
Montana 23 52 $1,450
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 CONSTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled133

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PATRICK DOYLE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

COLUMBUS

Ohio

JOSEPH COOK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

AMERICAN FORK

Utah

JITENDRA PATEL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

UCHECHI OPAIGBEOGU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled107

OXON HILL

Maryland

MICHAEL CROWLEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

EASTON

Maryland

ALAN ROSENZWEIG DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled100

PALMYRA

New Jersey

CHIEMEKA UMA

Specialist

Claims Filled95

REISTERSTOWN

Maryland

SRIDEVI ALLU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

NEWTOWN SQUARE

Pennsylvania

HARJEET NARULA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

JACKSBORO

Tennessee

DWIGHT WILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled78

KINGSTON

Tennessee

JEAN WELSH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

SILVER SPRING

Maryland

KAREN COUSINS-BROWN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled76

BALTIMORE

Maryland

KENNETH WILKINSON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled73

WAVERLY

Ohio

AZRA AHMED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

BALTIMORE

Maryland

HEMEN SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled70

FREDERICK

Maryland

KIRANDEEP KAUR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

GLEN BURNIE

Maryland

ONEY ZUNIGA MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled64

ROCKVILLE

Maryland

JOHN PATSIMAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

TULLAHOMA

Tennessee

ANA GOMES DO, CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

PHILLIPSBURG

New Jersey

JOSEPH PETERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled63

COUNCE

Tennessee

SHUSHIL SAGAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

PARKVILLE

Maryland

WILLIAM HOVLAND MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled62

NORFOLK

Virginia

JYOTI MEHTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled62

WILLIAMSBURG

Ohio