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SODIUM CHLORIDE

SODIUM CHLORIDE 0.45 %

Ocean Saline Nasal Spray (Sodium Chloride) relieves nasal congestion by thinning mucus and moisturizing the inside of your nose. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Saline nasal spray

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

29.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 971 of 3395

$570K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1873 of 3395

13,982
Patients

Rank: 836 of 3395

6,615
Prescribers

Rank: 946 of 3395

More info on related drug Saline nasal spray »

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it worked well

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

23.8K

2011

25.7K

2012

29.3K

2013

32K

2014

29.6K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$498K

2011

$450K

2012

$331K

2013

$411K

2014

$570K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$19

2011

$13

2012

$11

2013

$17

2014

$27

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 1,734 3,374 $74.5K
New York 1,528 2,702 $52.8K
Florida 1,127 2,296 $46.8K
Pennsylvania 789 2,203 $33.8K
Ohio 957 2,171 $32.8K
New Jersey 808 1,510 $21.9K
Maryland 553 1,243 $14.4K
Tennessee 527 1,051 $17.8K
Kentucky 461 977 $17.8K
Illinois 497 959 $24K
Alabama 357 922 $13.1K
Georgia 344 914 $47.7K
Texas 550 908 $15.4K
North Carolina 411 849 $24.7K
Indiana 406 781 $10.9K
Virginia 281 732 $13.6K
Massachusetts 358 732 $9,722
Michigan 296 660 $12.1K
Missouri 197 515 $9,120
West Virginia 205 440 $6,809
Arkansas 211 422 $6,658
Connecticut 213 397 $5,377
Washington 76 349 $7,303
Arizona 150 293 $6,463
Wisconsin 70 262 $10.4K
Minnesota 24 239 $8,067
Nevada 85 206 $2,806
South Carolina 87 179 $2,319
Louisiana 110 168 $1,748
Mississippi 91 151 $3,158
Rhode Island 62 129 $1,452
Colorado 78 126 $1,653
District of Columbia 51 121 $755
Utah 41 91 $1,331
Kansas 30 64 $1,088
Hawaii 37 59 $856
Wyoming 13 50 $555
Iowa 24 46 $1,037
New Hampshire 26 43 $531
New Mexico 32 42 $398
Oklahoma 25 40 $1,042
Idaho 13 25 $285
Oregon 16 20 $264
Maine 19 $298
Nebraska 17 $189
Delaware 12 13 $82
Montana 12 $105
South Dakota 11 $87
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 SODIUM CHLORIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DONALD KIRBY M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled220

CLEVELAND

Ohio

JOHN GALLOWAY MD

Surgery

Claims Filled168

ATLANTA

Georgia

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled167

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MARK KORUDA MD

Surgery

Claims Filled137

CHAPEL HILL

North Carolina

EZRA STEIGER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled133

CLEVELAND

Ohio

BRUCE KINOSIAN MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled131

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AMIR HAJIMOMENIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled110

NORFOLK

Virginia

KATHERINE CARIAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled109

ASHLAND

Kentucky

JOHN SIEDLECKI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled101

MIDLOTHIAN

Virginia

RALPH ESSIEN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled88

NEW ROCHELLE

New York

ABIOLA FAMILUSI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

FAR ROCKAWAY

New York

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

WESTON

Massachusetts

SANJAY LODHA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

FLUSHING

New York

PUNEET PURI MD, MBBS

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

RICHMOND

Virginia

ELENA VEZZA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled75

BRONX

New York

WILLIAM TANNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled73

FORT WASHINGTON

Maryland

HONG YU M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled72

DURHAM

North Carolina

WYATT BLAKE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled71

MONTICELLO

Georgia

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled69

LORAIN

Ohio

BRIAN POWDERLY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

PARKERSBURG

West Virginia

JUANITA KREISER DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

JOHN BRANDT MD

Addiction Medicine

Claims Filled66

GAINESVILLE

Florida

SANG BAIK

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

LOS ANGELES

California

SHOAIB HASHMI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled64

BALTIMORE

Maryland

THOMAS KINTANAR MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled62

FORT WAYNE

Indiana