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PROBENECID

Benemid (probenecid) stops the kidneys from saving uric acid, so more uric acid leaves the body when you urinate. It also helps antibiotics like penicillin last longer in the body since it stops penicillin from going into the urine. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Benemid

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

105K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 668 of 3395

$4.85M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1164 of 3395

23,412
Patients

Rank: 708 of 3395

20,776
Prescribers

Rank: 612 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

121K

2011

118K

2012

119K

2013

112K

2014

105K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$4.75M

2011

$4.8M

2012

$5.17M

2013

$4.98M

2014

$4.85M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$54

2011

$56

2012

$56

2013

$81

2014

$84

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 2,635 10,655 $558K
Texas 1,185 5,105 $224K
Florida 1,341 5,083 $220K
Ohio 1,035 4,671 $237K
Pennsylvania 963 4,473 $209K
Illinois 957 4,398 $197K
New York 1,003 4,292 $195K
North Carolina 818 4,145 $175K
Michigan 1,057 4,041 $207K
Georgia 787 3,644 $138K
Tennessee 774 3,445 $151K
Virginia 619 2,819 $140K
Indiana 611 2,813 $124K
Wisconsin 629 2,751 $149K
Washington 638 2,677 $143K
Oregon 524 2,424 $122K
Missouri 468 2,393 $104K
Colorado 538 2,315 $114K
Massachusetts 510 2,286 $107K
South Carolina 442 2,116 $85.1K
Alabama 433 1,899 $80K
Mississippi 329 1,717 $61.9K
Kentucky 370 1,711 $69.9K
Minnesota 421 1,623 $96.6K
Maryland 386 1,459 $76.7K
Kansas 295 1,434 $65.6K
Arizona 364 1,421 $64.1K
Louisiana 293 1,407 $51.8K
New Jersey 386 1,384 $69.1K
Arkansas 256 1,378 $50.2K
Iowa 287 1,372 $54.9K
Oklahoma 225 1,070 $48.8K
Connecticut 231 1,063 $46.5K
Nebraska 163 886 $31.1K
Idaho 185 858 $35.7K
West Virginia 153 788 $35.4K
Nevada 192 750 $34.2K
Montana 145 731 $33.5K
Hawaii 190 715 $37.3K
Maine 153 644 $34.6K
New Mexico 156 638 $29.8K
New Hampshire 122 494 $25.8K
Utah 108 476 $23.1K
Delaware 87 391 $16.2K
Vermont 68 311 $17K
South Dakota 57 276 $12.3K
North Dakota 48 250 $8,064
Wyoming 53 227 $9,877
Rhode Island 47 192 $9,340
Alaska 20 108 $5,801
District of Columbia 25 80 $4,095
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 PROBENECID

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LEE HEIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled152

BELLINGHAM

Washington

MARIAN KOWALCZYK MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled141

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIAM WILLIAMS D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled139

CLARKSVILLE

Arkansas

LANI STOVER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

ROBBINSVILLE

North Carolina

MUJEEB RANGINWALA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled94

SPRINGFIELD

Ohio

JAMES CREWS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled88

LEXINGTON

Virginia

MARK GILLETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled82

OLATHE

Kansas

NILADRI PANDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled81

SPRING CITY

Tennessee

FADI ABOU-ISSA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled80

HOUMA

Louisiana

HAROLD KEENAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

OSHKOSH

Nebraska

AMAURY RODRIGUEZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled79

SABANA GRANDE

Puerto Rico

ENRIQUE FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled77

MIAMI

Florida

RAY VAUGHTERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled76

AIKEN

South Carolina

MARY FRANK-TARSI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled72

GRENADA

Mississippi

EDWARD WOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

TOPEKA

Kansas

NAVEED FAZLANI M.D., MBA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled66

GREENSBURG

Indiana

BRADLEY ANDERSEN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled61

RIVERSIDE

California

DAVID TROSTLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled58

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS DYCUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled57

GAINESBORO

Tennessee

ROGER MCFARLIN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled57

HILLSBORO

Illinois

SCOTT POLSTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled57

HICKORY

North Carolina

THOMAS BALLARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled56

JACKSON

Tennessee

WILLIAM MERCER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

WHEELING

West Virginia

JOHN CALADO DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled55

ROCHESTER HILLS

Michigan

JOSHUA LOWENTRITT M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled55

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana