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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. It is also used to lower the risk of strokes in patients with high blood pressure and an enlarged heart. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

5.49M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 61 of 3238

$125M
Retail Cost

Rank: 182 of 3238

1,038,604
Patients

Rank: 77 of 3238

203,077
Prescribers

Rank: 100 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 90,350 447,782 $8.98M
California 85,257 436,184 $8.85M
New York 78,731 416,933 $11.5M
Texas 76,177 367,568 $9.99M
North Carolina 41,741 241,502 $4.35M
Ohio 47,492 231,793 $6.31M
Pennsylvania 39,678 214,764 $5.34M
Georgia 34,827 197,798 $4.06M
Alabama 29,552 166,173 $3.74M
Michigan 38,968 162,089 $4.19M
Illinois 31,986 156,045 $3.48M
New Jersey 31,159 142,326 $3.59M
Tennessee 26,989 140,096 $3.34M
Virginia 26,152 134,510 $2.76M
Indiana 25,166 122,096 $2.73M
South Carolina 19,207 103,148 $2.52M
Missouri 18,281 99,264 $1.92M
Kentucky 16,908 95,649 $1.88M
Louisiana 16,021 93,246 $2.73M
Mississippi 13,171 80,270 $1.77M
Wisconsin 16,574 78,627 $1.83M
Arkansas 10,316 64,556 $2.08M
Maryland 14,402 58,793 $1.7M
Kansas 10,460 57,166 $1.08M
Arizona 13,064 54,387 $1.36M
Iowa 9,931 54,095 $974K
Minnesota 11,925 51,235 $1.16M
Oklahoma 10,330 50,688 $1.17M
Washington 11,087 50,327 $1.1M
Colorado 9,289 43,778 $976K
West Virginia 7,727 41,178 $870K
Oregon 8,520 39,452 $886K
Nevada 8,505 39,043 $781K
Hawaii 7,296 38,042 $1.35M
Connecticut 8,280 38,037 $1.03M
Massachusetts 7,442 36,818 $1.14M
Nebraska 5,815 35,603 $593K
Utah 8,137 35,596 $789K
Idaho 4,622 21,531 $955K
Rhode Island 3,270 20,156 $428K
New Mexico 4,315 19,715 $751K
Montana 2,980 15,166 $279K
South Dakota 2,740 14,962 $272K
North Dakota 2,500 13,176 $237K
Delaware 2,842 10,836 $330K
Maine 2,128 9,136 $273K
New Hampshire 1,850 8,661 $210K
District of Columbia 1,479 6,932 $168K
Wyoming 1,332 6,608 $137K
Vermont 1,374 6,361 $178K
Alaska 564 2,733 $54.3K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FRANCISCO GARCIA-CORTES M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled2,015

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIVERA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,811

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

IVAN AYALA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,543

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CARLOS MALDONADO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,502

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,480

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,370

MCALLEN

Texas

LUZ MARRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,342

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

RICARDO CIGARROA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,309

LAREDO

Texas

HUMBERTO SIMONETTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,289

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,282

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

NEFTALI RODRIGUEZ SANTIAGO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,277

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

HECTOR BANCHS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,270

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,261

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE PADILLA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,260

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HECTOR COLOMBANY LORENZO M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,234

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,161

CIDRA

Puerto Rico

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,160

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

HONG LIANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,136

ROSEMEAD

California

MIGUEL RODRIGUEZ BURGOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,128

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO PEREZ-GUTIERREZ M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled1,119

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO NEGRON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,116

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

CESAR TRABANCO MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled1,109

PONCE

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,101

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

HERACH YADEGARIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,095

GLENDALE

California

JUDY TRAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,085

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama