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MEPERIDINE HCL

MEPERIDINE HCL/PF

Important Information About This Drug

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At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

6,558
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1459 of 3395

$98.5K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2411 of 3395

5,274
Patients

Rank: 1126 of 3395

545
Prescribers

Rank: 1903 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

4,290

2011

2,291

2012

2,161

2013

3,929

2014

6,558

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$99.5K

2011

$82.6K

2012

$73.9K

2013

$100K

2014

$98.5K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$8

2011

$14

2012

$12

2013

$10

2014

$5

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 102 135 $1,378
Massachusetts 127 $9,418
Tennessee 98 $596
California 30 89 $7,415
Ohio 62 $1,018
Pennsylvania 62 $9,139
Colorado 61 $7,565
Texas 12 51 $6,257
New York 50 $1,768
Arizona 47 $2,284
Idaho 42 $297
Georgia 16 36 $2,093
Utah 30 $1,963
North Carolina 30 $463
Maryland 23 $2,213
New Jersey 22 $4,107
Mississippi 21 $158
Missouri 19 $746
Washington 18 $1,902
Nebraska 18 $415
New Mexico 17 $2,349
Virginia 16 $537
Delaware 13 15 $43
Wisconsin 15 $188
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for MEPERIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERTO MERA LASTRA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled253

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

HIRAM ORTEGA MD, JD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled181

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

JAVIER ARROYO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled179

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

VICTOR COLON-VAZQUEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled157

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MOSQUERA FERNANDEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled126

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JOSE RIOS COLLAZO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled114

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

JORGE CORTES-RUIZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled112

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

CARLOS LATIMER MD FACP FACG

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

WALTER JANER-MARTINEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled108

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

ELADIO PEREZ CRUZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled105

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

NESTOR APONTE-REYES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled100

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MEDINA-RIVERA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled97

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

VIRGEN BAEZ MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

RICARDO MARRERO MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled95

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

CARLOS JIMENEZ-HUYKE M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MICHELLE RIVERA RESTO M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled89

LAS PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

JILL CORDERO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled87

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

DIANA COLON GORBEA M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled85

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL MARTIR-GUEVARA M.D

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EDWIN MELENDEZ M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled80

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

DARRYL RIEGEL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled79

ALCOA

Tennessee

MIGUEL DE VARONA NEGRON M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled78

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

ABDIEL CRUZ-LOUBRIEL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

ARNALDO ROSA MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled77

LUQUILLO

Puerto Rico

SAMUEL RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled76

HATILLO

Puerto Rico