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ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

ALFUZOSIN HCL

Alfuzosin is used in men to treat symptoms of an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH), which include difficulty urinating (hesitation, dribbling, weak stream, and incomplete bladder emptying), painful urination, and urinary frequency and urgency. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

532K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 333 of 3395

$11.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 866 of 3395

123,054
Patients

Rank: 381 of 3395

47,530
Prescribers

Rank: 418 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

89.2K

2011

319K

2012

414K

2013

459K

2014

532K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$7.82M

2011

$20.9M

2012

$22.9M

2013

$15.3M

2014

$11.7M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$64

2011

$80

2012

$66

2013

$59

2014

$50

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 14,369 62,266 $1.4M
California 10,810 48,932 $959K
Florida 11,324 44,239 $918K
Texas 8,798 37,032 $745K
Pennsylvania 6,292 27,791 $767K
New Jersey 5,426 20,436 $471K
Illinois 4,607 18,489 $370K
Ohio 4,275 17,840 $438K
North Carolina 3,618 16,904 $286K
Michigan 4,463 16,871 $428K
Georgia 3,390 15,067 $274K
Louisiana 2,779 14,067 $238K
Massachusetts 3,063 12,986 $406K
Missouri 2,633 12,130 $239K
Virginia 2,510 10,318 $232K
Arizona 2,603 10,036 $210K
Tennessee 2,316 9,726 $203K
Alabama 2,145 9,606 $179K
Maryland 2,471 8,843 $242K
Wisconsin 1,863 8,280 $170K
Kentucky 1,665 8,207 $158K
South Carolina 1,886 7,997 $223K
Indiana 1,899 7,900 $163K
Connecticut 1,842 7,829 $189K
Minnesota 1,718 6,726 $191K
Washington 1,337 5,428 $116K
Oklahoma 1,210 4,897 $211K
Colorado 1,241 4,803 $96.2K
Oregon 961 4,063 $95.6K
Mississippi 768 4,013 $60.5K
Arkansas 816 3,746 $62.8K
Nevada 1,001 3,635 $76.9K
Rhode Island 567 3,331 $72.1K
Utah 825 3,218 $86.3K
Iowa 595 3,164 $48.8K
Kansas 694 3,140 $59.6K
West Virginia 646 3,004 $68.4K
New Hampshire 571 2,450 $46.6K
Nebraska 496 2,433 $41.3K
Montana 538 2,364 $47K
Maine 428 1,663 $47.4K
Delaware 454 1,590 $52K
Idaho 399 1,503 $39.3K
Hawaii 406 1,440 $34.5K
Vermont 326 1,411 $28.9K
District of Columbia 357 1,226 $32.5K
New Mexico 280 1,086 $23.2K
South Dakota 156 803 $13.5K
North Dakota 121 544 $10.3K
Wyoming 80 350 $6,759
Alaska 59 196 $4,192
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 ALFUZOSIN HCL ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIKE CHIANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled858

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ALEXANDER GERSHMAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled833

LOS ANGELES

California

KIN LUI M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled783

NEW YORK

New York

BRETT AKERS D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled764

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky

RAFAEL LOPEZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled700

WELLINGTON

Florida

ANTHONY CARUSO MD

Urology

Claims Filled692

FEDERAL WAY

Washington

MICHAEL COLLINI MD

Urology

Claims Filled611

MANSFIELD

Texas

MICHAEL GROSS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled591

BRONX

New York

JEFFREY ZEITUNG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled590

LA JOLLA

California

PETER SLOCUM MD

Urology

Claims Filled590

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

STEVEN KURTZ M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled577

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

JAY STEIN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled565

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN PUMPHREY M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled564

FORT WORTH

Texas

LEE CONGLETON M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled546

POWELL

Tennessee

CARLOS SANTA-CRUZ MD

Urology

Claims Filled539

MIAMI

Florida

BRIAN CROTZER P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled515

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

LUKE YOON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled502

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID GROSSKLAUS M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled494

MESA

Arizona

STEPHEN SACKS MD

Urology

Claims Filled486

LOS ANGELES

California

MARK BRANDT MD

Urology

Claims Filled470

NILES

Illinois

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled469

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

ROBERT FEIT MD

Urology

Claims Filled465

KIRKWOOD

Missouri

ALEJANDRO MIRANDA-SOUSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled462

FORT MYERS

Florida

MARK BYARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled457

DOTHAN

Alabama

BEHNAM SHENASSA M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled455

EAGLE ROCK

California