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FAMOTIDINE

FAMOTIDINE/PF

Pepcid (Famotidine) is a type of antacid called an H2 blocker. It blocks the chemical histamine, which lowers acid production in your stomach. This treats heartburn and helps ulcers heal. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

2,107
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1888 of 3395

$13K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2899 of 3395

529
Patients

Rank: 1960 of 3395

279
Prescribers

Rank: 2158 of 3395

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75%

of people say

it's worth it

41%

of people say

it worked well

8%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

2,287

2011

3,125

2012

3,028

2013

2,050

2014

2,107

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$16.8K

2011

$20.5K

2012

$21.6K

2013

$12.7K

2014

$13K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$12

2011

$10

2012

$12

2013

$9

2014

$12

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 131 476 $1,594
New York 137 444 $1,866
Washington 193 $1,001
California 47 184 $1,484
Pennsylvania 23 111 $770
Virginia 69 $420
Tennessee 66 $424
Illinois 25 66 $246
Massachusetts 57 $804
Texas 11 54 $442
Ohio 51 $971
New Jersey 18 41 $200
Alabama 34 $82
Minnesota 29 $549
North Carolina 26 $275
Georgia 12 20 $236
Indiana 14 $148
Colorado 13 $195
Connecticut 13 $160
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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