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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 2015

14.6M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 17 of 3395

$415M
Retail Cost

Rank: 70 of 3395

3,011,439
Patients

Rank: 27 of 3395

368,006
Prescribers

Rank: 36 of 3395

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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

10.7M

2011

11.2M

2012

12.4M

2013

13.1M

2014

14.6M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$344M

2011

$358M

2012

$379M

2013

$382M

2014

$415M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$39

2011

$43

2012

$42

2013

$45

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 228,014 1,022,394 $29.1M
Texas 227,674 999,552 $27.8M
Florida 216,749 903,030 $24M
Pennsylvania 143,189 741,745 $21.1M
Ohio 142,541 684,109 $21.6M
North Carolina 116,817 598,533 $15.8M
Illinois 122,034 591,926 $16.1M
New York 126,643 568,372 $16.6M
Tennessee 108,350 538,402 $14.4M
Georgia 100,776 534,678 $12M
Missouri 95,530 512,934 $14M
Michigan 116,818 469,001 $14.8M
Alabama 80,922 377,944 $9.99M
Kentucky 72,467 374,156 $10.2M
Indiana 74,443 351,732 $11.3M
Louisiana 65,616 339,378 $8.27M
Arkansas 55,951 316,048 $8.15M
Wisconsin 63,358 301,378 $10.2M
Mississippi 54,961 297,023 $7.2M
Virginia 60,464 276,005 $8.19M
Washington 59,774 274,496 $8.47M
Iowa 46,541 260,123 $8.48M
Oklahoma 56,627 259,665 $7.87M
New Jersey 59,676 258,934 $6.87M
South Carolina 50,593 240,498 $6.03M
Kansas 42,168 227,412 $6.92M
Arizona 59,159 224,408 $6.37M
Minnesota 48,868 216,784 $8.18M
Oregon 46,658 212,237 $6.82M
Massachusetts 33,743 177,388 $5.55M
West Virginia 29,898 154,588 $4.28M
Nebraska 25,539 151,772 $4.26M
Colorado 34,703 149,635 $4.53M
Maryland 33,404 133,253 $4.08M
Utah 23,072 94,982 $2.93M
Connecticut 19,325 92,986 $2.73M
Nevada 22,616 84,366 $2.42M
Idaho 17,889 83,625 $2.6M
South Dakota 12,372 68,053 $2.18M
Montana 12,796 64,835 $2.09M
New Mexico 15,960 60,570 $1.77M
North Dakota 10,745 57,366 $1.89M
Maine 9,682 41,675 $1.4M
New Hampshire 8,670 38,665 $1.26M
Wyoming 5,327 25,721 $817K
Rhode Island 4,931 24,867 $646K
Hawaii 5,822 23,327 $678K
Delaware 6,463 22,532 $715K
Vermont 4,152 17,804 $628K
Alaska 2,082 11,783 $269K
District of Columbia 2,617 10,349 $282K
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 POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled7,206

TUCKER

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled4,586

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

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

General Practice

Claims Filled4,577

CULLMAN

Alabama

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled4,434

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,524

AMARILLO

Texas

BRADLEY WARD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,375

TAYLORSVILLE

Georgia

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled3,293

TEXARKANA

Texas

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,969

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

KHOREN HEKIMIAN DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,963

TROUP

Texas

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,864

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,850

DUBLIN

Georgia

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,805

CALHOUN

Georgia

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,762

ROYSTON

Georgia

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,744

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,683

ALBANY

Georgia

TIMOTHY ESTES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled2,678

JACKSON

Mississippi

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.,P.C.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,675

SMYRNA

Georgia

HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,550

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ALAN COX MD

General Practice

Claims Filled2,535

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

EVGUENI ROUDACHEVSKI DO

Claims Filled2,510

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,442

MOULTRIE

Georgia

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,437

WESTLAND

Michigan

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,375

LORAIN

Ohio

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,289

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,280

FORT WORTH

Texas