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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium supplements are taken to replace potassium losses and prevent potassium deficiency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

238K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 499 of 3395

$8.33M
Retail Cost

Rank: 977 of 3395

81,526
Patients

Rank: 457 of 3395

14,565
Prescribers

Rank: 707 of 3395

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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

185K

2011

219K

2012

230K

2013

235K

2014

239K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$3.64M

2011

$7.06M

2012

$8.13M

2013

$8.42M

2014

$8.33M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$32

2011

$45

2012

$47

2013

$45

2014

$48

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 50,381 133,812 $4.72M
Oregon 6,260 20,610 $709K
Colorado 5,810 19,003 $614K
Washington 4,927 15,085 $574K
Georgia 2,795 9,323 $272K
Florida 1,994 8,406 $203K
Hawaii 1,320 3,869 $118K
Maryland 1,281 3,824 $103K
New York 915 2,220 $93.9K
Illinois 659 1,784 $71.7K
Virginia 527 1,538 $45.3K
Pennsylvania 553 1,307 $61.8K
Michigan 411 1,164 $42.1K
Texas 415 1,106 $43.2K
Iowa 242 1,076 $74.9K
New Jersey 392 963 $41.4K
Massachusetts 377 946 $36.7K
Wisconsin 346 918 $40.8K
Ohio 385 899 $42.3K
Missouri 292 841 $32.5K
District of Columbia 274 826 $20.7K
North Carolina 224 639 $22.9K
Minnesota 258 630 $26.1K
Arizona 292 560 $26.6K
Nevada 248 547 $22.5K
Oklahoma 222 482 $25.5K
Montana 168 456 $18.7K
Indiana 192 450 $23.5K
West Virginia 126 440 $15.6K
Tennessee 160 436 $22.7K
Alabama 171 423 $18.4K
Arkansas 110 375 $11.6K
South Carolina 156 366 $17.5K
Utah 141 352 $12.7K
Kentucky 118 329 $15K
New Mexico 151 311 $12.9K
Louisiana 81 297 $7,986
Mississippi 130 296 $12.2K
North Dakota 87 217 $7,062
Connecticut 88 208 $9,293
Kansas 80 198 $9,776
Wyoming 45 135 $4,048
South Dakota 50 133 $5,928
Idaho 49 112 $5,055
New Hampshire 39 107 $5,019
Nebraska 36 77 $2,588
Maine 30 70 $2,180
Rhode Island 27 46 $1,526
Delaware 21 44 $1,671
Alaska 24 $828
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 K-TAB ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELIZABETH WOJTOWICZ NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled500

BELLFLOWER

California

JASON HARMON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled394

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

ALBERT LUH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

LONGVIEW

Washington

ALFONZA MCCOLLUM M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled360

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

LYNDA NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

REGINA ASIHENE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled331

EDGEWATER

Florida

DONALD WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled320

PORT ORANGE

Florida

BARRY COPLON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

SALEM

Oregon

SHARISSE CHAVEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled308

LOS ANGELES

California

SWARUPA REDDY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled305

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

EDWARD MILCARSKY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled302

EDGEWATER

Florida

RICHARD WOODS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled293

SALEM

Oregon

MARK WOZNIAK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled288

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

DANIEL TAMASHIRO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled287

CLACKAMAS

Oregon

TERRY WILLIAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

VANCOUVER

Washington

PAUL BRENC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled277

LONGVIEW

Washington

TUMANI MOORE-LEATHERWOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

LOS ANGELES

California

ANA TALAMO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled267

HARBOR CITY

California

DUANE COLLINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

FONTANA

California

PILAR MINA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled261

LOS ANGELES

California

RENEE MICIELLI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

WESTMINSTER

Colorado

CHARLES FOWLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled260

ATLANTA

Georgia

DALE INTIHAR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled256

PALM COAST

Florida

CARMELO MEJIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled252

SALEM

Oregon

ROBERT COHEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled250

JONESBORO

Georgia