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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Klor-Con (Potassium Chloride) is a supplement that raises potassium levels in your blood. Potassium is essential for heart, nerve, and muscle function, and other important processes in your body. Blood potassium has to stay in a narrow range, so very small potassium level changes can have significant effects. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2016

15M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 17 of 3393

$460M
Retail Cost

Rank: 70 of 3393

3,123,547
Patients

Rank: 27 of 3393

379,254
Prescribers

Rank: 37 of 3393

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51%

of people say

it's worth it

38%

of people say

it worked well

12%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

10.8M

2012

12.4M

2013

13.1M

2014

14.6M

2015

14.5M

2016

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$340M

2012

$379M

2013

$380M

2014

$414M

2015

$437M

2016

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients paid each year.

$151

2012

$151

2013

$139

2014

$138

2015

$143

2016

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 236,495 1,033,958 $30.4M
California 226,825 1,002,850 $32.6M
Florida 225,426 897,760 $25.4M
Pennsylvania 153,206 802,258 $25.2M
Ohio 149,569 729,312 $24.7M
Illinois 130,646 615,742 $17.7M
North Carolina 121,685 612,308 $17.2M
Georgia 107,909 576,870 $13.9M
New York 129,043 576,668 $19.2M
Tennessee 109,931 540,974 $15.7M
Missouri 97,561 518,164 $14.7M
Michigan 122,976 504,460 $16.5M
Kentucky 74,001 392,678 $10.9M
Alabama 82,418 376,278 $10.9M
Indiana 78,252 366,322 $12.8M
Louisiana 67,093 340,596 $9.44M
Wisconsin 66,647 315,469 $10.9M
Arkansas 56,416 308,547 $8.23M
Mississippi 56,109 302,560 $8.53M
Virginia 63,627 289,145 $9.43M
Washington 61,499 275,554 $9.1M
New Jersey 62,480 269,865 $8.65M
Oklahoma 56,875 266,956 $8.27M
Iowa 46,947 259,801 $8.55M
South Carolina 54,746 256,763 $6.94M
Minnesota 50,853 241,308 $9.26M
Kansas 43,286 235,437 $7.23M
Arizona 60,148 220,672 $6.64M
Oregon 47,460 209,305 $7.2M
Massachusetts 36,471 182,471 $6.49M
Nebraska 26,530 159,831 $4.45M
West Virginia 30,675 156,112 $4.4M
Colorado 36,680 155,898 $5.05M
Maryland 36,667 146,560 $4.99M
Connecticut 21,630 101,019 $3.3M
Utah 23,973 96,035 $3.16M
Nevada 23,097 84,064 $2.45M
Idaho 18,514 84,050 $2.75M
South Dakota 12,789 70,912 $2.24M
North Dakota 11,084 67,550 $2.02M
Montana 13,838 66,248 $2.16M
New Mexico 16,472 62,101 $1.96M
Maine 11,584 47,735 $1.7M
New Hampshire 9,818 43,644 $1.48M
Rhode Island 5,721 29,295 $894K
Wyoming 5,651 26,692 $882K
Delaware 6,978 25,032 $879K
Hawaii 5,636 21,625 $686K
Vermont 4,482 18,834 $682K
District of Columbia 2,907 10,953 $360K
Alaska 2,125 9,707 $253K
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 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 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 POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,528

TUCKER

Georgia

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,436

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,575

DUBLIN

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,276

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,252

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled4,229

CULLMAN

Alabama

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,226

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,510

AMARILLO

Texas

RALPH WARNOCK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,353

THOMASTON

Georgia

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,184

TROUP

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,177

TEXARKANA

Texas

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,158

MONTICELLO

Georgia

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,103

LORAIN

Ohio

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,100

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,065

ROYSTON

Georgia

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled3,017

JACKSON

Mississippi

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,958

SMYRNA

Georgia

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,848

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,842

PLYMOUTH MEETING

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,807

ALBANY

Georgia

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,770

MOULTRIE

Georgia

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,761

BRANDON

Mississippi

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,697

CORDELE

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,510

WESTLAND

Michigan

LAILA HIRJEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,485

DALLAS

Texas