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LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.57M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 174 of 3362

$28.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 540 of 3362

436,379
Patients

Rank: 171 of 3362

159,557
Prescribers

Rank: 159 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 64,189 203,381 $4.31M
New York 39,868 158,809 $2.86M
Florida 38,746 126,020 $1.82M
Texas 40,311 122,566 $2.42M
Pennsylvania 16,600 71,681 $1.34M
Ohio 13,941 60,028 $1.03M
New Jersey 16,072 56,674 $860K
Michigan 15,703 54,569 $938K
North Carolina 14,156 50,874 $942K
Kentucky 10,260 40,326 $614K
Massachusetts 10,110 38,528 $773K
Illinois 8,970 37,136 $590K
Tennessee 9,724 35,687 $612K
Virginia 8,788 34,703 $602K
Georgia 9,521 31,698 $551K
Louisiana 9,352 30,854 $488K
Maryland 7,388 27,128 $439K
Arizona 7,728 24,208 $470K
Alabama 7,683 23,543 $394K
Indiana 6,017 21,849 $449K
Washington 5,780 21,466 $428K
Missouri 5,347 20,231 $391K
Connecticut 4,804 18,241 $348K
Mississippi 4,982 17,932 $307K
Oregon 4,551 16,534 $341K
South Carolina 4,752 16,371 $308K
Colorado 4,145 15,254 $327K
West Virginia 3,745 14,585 $253K
Oklahoma 4,002 14,307 $291K
Minnesota 2,937 13,313 $285K
Iowa 2,563 13,306 $231K
New Mexico 3,658 11,701 $214K
Wisconsin 2,796 11,133 $223K
Arkansas 2,855 10,818 $203K
Kansas 2,224 8,988 $159K
Hawaii 2,778 8,879 $199K
Maine 2,182 8,135 $153K
Nevada 2,787 7,850 $130K
Rhode Island 1,427 6,390 $143K
Nebraska 1,083 5,152 $87K
Utah 1,134 4,744 $95.6K
North Dakota 1,081 4,600 $72K
Idaho 1,104 4,380 $85.8K
District of Columbia 1,286 3,985 $60.1K
New Hampshire 1,061 3,646 $70.2K
South Dakota 666 3,536 $69.9K
Delaware 979 3,153 $65.2K
Montana 713 2,840 $54K
Vermont 561 2,378 $44.7K
Alaska 356 1,561 $25.8K
Wyoming 297 1,079 $19.9K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 LACTULOSE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,977

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL BUBENHEIM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,148

MC KEES ROCKS

Pennsylvania

YASSER OMRAN M.D.

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled1,003

MILLERSBURG

Ohio

JORGE DIAZ D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled869

HIALEAH

Florida

MANUEL BROWN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled825

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RICHARD GRANT MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled787

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled784

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

LOUKA MAKKAR M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled783

POLK

Pennsylvania

WILLIAM ROBINS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled778

SALISBURY

Maryland

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled732

ROME

New York

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled730

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

CARMEL PERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled722

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WARREN MILTEER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled704

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

LORENZO PELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled685

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

EDWARD CHRISTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled659

DAVISON

Michigan

DONALD QUINN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled658

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

LAURA DAVENPORT-REED MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled657

SILVER CITY

New Mexico

IVAN GELLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled656

WHEAT RIDGE

Colorado

ORLANDO CARPIO M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled633

MIDDLE VILLAGE

New York

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled617

DES MOINES

Iowa

TALI SKOCZYLAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

FLUSHING

New York

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

WOODLAWN

Virginia

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled612

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled610

TUCKER

Georgia

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled600

LORAIN

Ohio