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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2015

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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43,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 12 out of 1494

$2.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 19 out of 1494

2,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Georgia
lower than average

Antipsychotics

2% of this provider’s 1,317 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 3%.

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Antibiotics

31% of this provider’s 2,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 28%.

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Risky Drugs for Seniors

15% of this provider’s 1,317 patients 65 and older filled at least one prescription for a potentially inappropriate drug, compared to an average of 13%.

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Opioids

25% of this provider’s 2,049 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 18%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 20%.

Prescription Price

$54 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $70 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

21 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 18.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all patients.

This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2012. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$1.4M

2012

$1.6M

2013

$2.18M

2014

$2.32M

2015

Number of Claims

27,554

2012

33,859

2013

44,463

2014

43,062

2015

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE

Amlodipine is used alone or... +

Amlodipine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

2,020

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,437

prescriptions.

469

patients, 23% of all patients

1 1
LISINOPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

349

patients, 17% of all patients

2 3
SIMVASTATIN

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,202

prescriptions.

363

patients, 18% of all patients

3 5
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM

Levothyroxine, a thyroid ho... +

Levothyroxine, a thyroid hormone, is used to treat hypothyroidism, a condition where the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Source: National Library of Medicine

1,146

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

826

prescriptions.

258

patients, 13% of all patients

4 2
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,067

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

255

patients, 12% of all patients

5 13
METFORMIN HCL

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

1,039

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

260

patients, 13% of all patients

6 7
OMEPRAZOLE

Treats heartburn, stomach u... +

Treats heartburn, stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome, endocrine tumors, and systemic mastocytosis. Source: National Library of Medicine

975

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

653

prescriptions.

244

patients, 12% of all patients

7 6
ALPRAZOLAM

Treats anxiety, panic disor... +

Treats anxiety, panic disorder, insomnia (trouble sleeping), and anxiety caused by depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

890

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

223

patients, 11% of all patients

8 17
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

833

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

217

patients, 11% of all patients

9 4
FUROSEMIDE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) and high blood pressure (hypertension). Source: National Library of Medicine

790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

226

patients, 11% of all patients

10 8
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM

Pravastatin is used with di... +

Pravastatin is used with diet, weight-loss, and exercise to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and to decrease the chance that heart surgery will be needed in people who have heart disease or who are at risk of developing heart disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

789

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

185

patients, 9% of all patients

11 10
CARVEDILOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and congestive heart failure (CHF). Source: National Library of Medicine

707

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

179

patients, 9% of all patients

12 16
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

161

patients, 8% of all patients

13 19
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

149

patients, 7% of all patients

14 28
GABAPENTIN

Treats certain types of sei... +

Treats certain types of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

628

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

186

patients, 9% of all patients

15 11
TRAMADOL HCL

Tramadol is used to relieve... +

Tramadol is used to relieve moderate to moderately severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

584

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

222

patients, 11% of all patients

O 16 18
ATENOLOL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

514

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

128

patients, 6% of all patients

17 22
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE

Potassium is needed to main... +

Potassium is needed to maintain good health. Source: National Library of Medicine

493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

132

patients, 6% of all patients

18 15
CLOPIDOGREL

Helps prevent stroke, heart... +

Helps prevent stroke, heart attack, and other heart problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

478

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

110

patients, 5% of all patients

19 20
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL

The combination of amlodipi... +

The combination of amlodipine and benazepril is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

93

patients, 5% of all patients

10 20 81
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM

Losartan is used alone or i... +

Losartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

104

patients, 5% of all patients

21 9
MELOXICAM

Treats symptoms of osteoart... +

Treats symptoms of osteoarthritis (OA). Source: National Library of Medicine

424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

163

patients, 8% of all patients

22 29
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE

Zolpidem is used to treat i... +

Zolpidem is used to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Source: National Library of Medicine

375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

R 23 33
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE

Treats stuffy nose caused b... +

Treats stuffy nose caused by hay fever and other allergies. Source: National Library of Medicine

370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

149

patients, 7% of all patients

24 25
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE

This combination of drugs i... +

This combination of drugs is used to relieve mild to moderate pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

156

patients, 8% of all patients

O 25 134
BENAZEPRIL HCL

Benazepril is used alone or... +

Benazepril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 4% of all patients

26 67
METOPROLOL TARTRATE

Metoprolol is used alone or... +

Metoprolol is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

26 14
NEXIUM

Treats heartburn, gastroeso... +

Treats heartburn, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

28 41
CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or ... +

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

89

patients, 4% of all patients

29 49
MONTELUKAST SODIUM

Montelukast is used to prev... +

Montelukast is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing caused by asthma. Source: National Library of Medicine

343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

103

patients, 5% of all patients

30 39
TRAZODONE HCL

Trazodone is used to treat ... +

Trazodone is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

31 34
GLIMEPIRIDE

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

90

patients, 4% of all patients

32 36
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID

Used to treat high blood pr... +

Used to treat high blood pressure and edema (fluid retention; excess fluid held in body tissues) in patients who have lower amounts of potassium in their bodies or for whom low potassium levels in the body could be dangerous. Source: National Library of Medicine

314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

33 48
RANITIDINE HCL

Ranitidine is used to treat... +

Ranitidine is used to treat ulcers; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and injury of the food pipe (esophagus); and conditions where the stomach produces too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

34 35
WARFARIN SODIUM

Warfarin is used to prevent... +

Warfarin is used to prevent blood clots from forming or growing larger in your blood and blood vessels. Source: National Library of Medicine

295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

35 27
METFORMIN HCL ER

Metformin is used alone or ... +

Metformin is used alone or with other medications, including insulin, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

36 50
PREDNISONE

Treats inflammation (swelli... +

Treats inflammation (swelling), severe allergies, complications of chronic illnesses, and other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

179

patients, 9% of all patients

36 44
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM

Pantoprazole is used to tre... +

Pantoprazole is used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), a condition in which backward flow of acid from the stomach causes heartburn and possible injury of the esophagus (the tube between the throat and stomach). Source: National Library of Medicine

282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

38 21
PROAIR HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

39 51
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura... +

Doxazosin (Cardura, Cardura XL) is used in men to treat the 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

267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

40 90
TAMSULOSIN HCL

Tamsulosin is used in men t... +

Tamsulosin is used in men to treat the 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

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

41 26
NIFEDIPINE ER

Used for the treatment of v... +

Used for the treatment of vasospastic angina, chronic stable angina and hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

41 84
TEMAZEPAM

Treats insomnia (trouble sl... +

Treats insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

43 76
AZITHROMYCIN

Treats infections caused by... +

Treats infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

210

patients, 10% of all patients

A 44 58
CRESTOR

Lowers high levels of chole... +

Lowers high levels of cholesterol and triglycerides (fats) in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

45 32
SERTRALINE HCL

Sertraline is used to treat... +

Sertraline is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), posttraumatic stress disorder (disturbing psychological symptoms that develop after a frightening experience), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

67

patients, 3% of all patients

46 23
CITALOPRAM HBR

Citalopram is used to treat... +

Citalopram is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

47 24
LANTUS

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

60

patients, 3% of all patients

48 69
VENTOLIN HFA

Treats or prevents bronchos... +

Treats or prevents bronchospasm in patients with asthma, emphysema, bronchitis, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

49 152
ALLOPURINOL

Treats gout and some kinds ... +

Treats gout and some kinds of kidney stones. Source: National Library of Medicine

233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

69

patients, 3% of all patients

50 31
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

This drug is used to treat ... +

This drug is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

51 37
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle r... +

Cyclobenzaprine, a muscle relaxant, is used with rest, physical therapy, and other measures to relax muscles and relieve pain and discomfort caused by strains, sprains, and other muscle injuries. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

R 52 106
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN

Used to relieve moderate to... +

Used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

138

patients, 7% of all patients

O 52 12
ADVAIR DISKUS

Prevents symptoms of asthma... +

Prevents symptoms of asthma or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), including chronic bronchitis and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

54 75
LANTUS SOLOSTAR

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

54 80
MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to preven... +

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

208

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

85

patients, 4% of all patients

56 100
DONEPEZIL HCL

Donepezil is used to treat ... +

Donepezil is used to treat dementia (a brain disorder that affects the ability to remember, think clearly, communicate, and perform daily activities and may cause changes in mood and personality) associated with Alzheimer's disease (AD; a brain disease that slowly destroys the memory and the ability to think, learn, communicate and handle daily activities). Source: National Library of Medicine

206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

57 30
IBUPROFEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by headache, toothache, arthritis, cold or flu, migraine, or menstrual cramps. Source: National Library of Medicine

190

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

58 96
LEVOFLOXACIN

Levofloxacin is used to tre... +

Levofloxacin is used to treat certain infections such as pneumonia, chronic bronchitis and sinus, urinary tract, kidney, prostate (a male reproductive gland), and skin infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

184

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

140

patients, 7% of all patients

A 59 82
ALENDRONATE SODIUM

Alendronate is used to trea... +

Alendronate is used to treat and prevent osteoporosis (a condition in which the bones become thin and weak and break easily) in women who have undergone menopause (''change of life,'' end of menstrual periods) and to treat osteoporosis in men. Source: National Library of Medicine

180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

60 55
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE

Escitalopram is used to tre... +

Escitalopram is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

61 40
FLUOXETINE HCL

Fluoxetine is used to treat... +

Fluoxetine is used to treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (bothersome thoughts that won't go away and the need to perform certain actions over and over), some eating disorders, and panic attacks (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks). Source: National Library of Medicine

170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

62 56
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN

Treats short-term, medium t... +

Treats short-term, medium to medium-severe pain. Source: National Library of Medicine

163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

73

patients, 4% of all patients

O 63 178
GLIPIZIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

64 52
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure. +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

65 62
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE

Quetiapine is used to treat... +

Quetiapine is used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

P 66 59
DICLOFENAC SODIUM

Diclofenac is used to relie... +

Diclofenac is used to relieve pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness caused by osteoarthritis (arthritis caused by a breakdown of the lining of the joints), rheumatoid arthritis (arthritis caused by swelling of the lining of the joints), and ankylosing spondylitis (arthritis that mainly affects the spine). Source: National Library of Medicine

153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 2% of all patients

66 99
KLOR-CON M20

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

68 77
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL

Amitriptyline is used to tr... +

Amitriptyline is used to treat symptoms of depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

R 69 88
FLUCONAZOLE

Prevents and treats certain... +

Prevents and treats certain fungus infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

91

patients, 4% of all patients

70 121
DIAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, muscle spas... +

Treats anxiety, muscle spasms, seizures, and other medical conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

71 101
HYDRALAZINE HCL

Hydralazine is used to trea... +

Hydralazine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 2% of all patients

72 42
TIZANIDINE HCL

Tizanidine is used to relie... +

Tizanidine is used to relieve the spasms and increased muscle tone caused by multiple sclerosis (MS, a disease in which the nerves do not function properly and patients may experience weakness, numbness, loss of muscle coordination and problems with vision, speech, and bladder control), stroke, or brain or spinal injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

55

patients, 3% of all patients

72 72
PAROXETINE HCL

Paroxetine tablets, suspens... +

Paroxetine tablets, suspension (liquid), and extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used to treat depression, panic disorder (sudden, unexpected attacks of extreme fear and worry about these attacks), and social anxiety disorder (extreme fear of interacting with others or performing in front of others that interferes with normal life). Source: National Library of Medicine

138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

74 66
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

75 120
LYRICA

Treats nerve and muscle pai... +

Treats nerve and muscle pain caused by diabetes, shingles, fibromyalgia, or a spinal cord injury. Source: National Library of Medicine

133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

76 74
CLONAZEPAM

Treats seizures, panic diso... +

Treats seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

77 47
DULOXETINE HCL

Duloxetine is used to treat... +

Duloxetine is used to treat depression and generalized anxiety disorder (GAD; excessive worry and tension that disrupts daily life and lasts for 6 months or longer). Source: National Library of Medicine

129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

78 46
SPIRIVA

Prevents the symptoms of br... +

Prevents the symptoms of bronchospasm caused by emphysema, chronic bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

79 89
GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

80 95
BUSPIRONE HCL

Buspirone is used to treat ... +

Buspirone is used to treat anxiety disorders or in the short-term treatment of symptoms of anxiety. Source: National Library of Medicine

123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

81 109
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER

Isosorbide mononitrate is u... +

Isosorbide mononitrate is used to prevent angina (chest pain) caused by coronary artery disease (heart disease). Source: National Library of Medicine

121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

82 63
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE

For the treatment of hypert... +

For the treatment of hypertension. Source: National Library of Medicine

120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

83 164
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM

Treating infections caused ... +

Treating infections caused by certain bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

101

patients, 5% of all patients

A 84 114
TERAZOSIN HCL

Terazosin is used in men to... +

Terazosin is used in men to treat the 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

115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

85 122
METHYLPREDNISOLONE

Treats asthma, allergic rea... +

Treats asthma, allergic reactions, inflammation, flare-ups of ongoing illnesses, and many other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

106

patients, 5% of all patients

86 93
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to tr... +

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

A 87 65
ZETIA

Lowers cholesterol in your ... +

Lowers cholesterol in your blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

87 71
NAPROXEN

Treats fever and pain, incl... +

Treats fever and pain, including pain caused by arthritis, gout, menstrual cramps, tendinitis, headache, backache, and toothache. Source: National Library of Medicine

110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

68

patients, 3% of all patients

89 110
VERAPAMIL ER

Verapamil is used to treat ... +

Verapamil is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

90 103
LEVETIRACETAM

Used to help control certai... +

Used to help control certain types of seizures caused by epilepsy. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

91 79
NOVOLOG

Treats diabetes mellitus. I... +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

91 132
VOLTAREN

Treats pain caused by arthr... +

Treats pain caused by arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, or other medical problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

91 138
BACLOFEN

Treats muscle spasms caused... +

Treats muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury or disease. Source: National Library of Medicine

104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

91 105
VALSARTAN

Valsartan is used alone or ... +

Valsartan is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

95 64
ROPINIROLE HCL

Ropinirole is used alone or... +

Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance. Source: National Library of Medicine

103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

95 85
FINASTERIDE

Treats an enlarged prostate... +

Treats an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia or BPH) in men and causes hair growth in male pattern baldness. Source: National Library of Medicine

98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

97 83
DICYCLOMINE HCL

Dicyclomine is used to trea... +

Dicyclomine is used to treat the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

98 175
PROMETHAZINE HCL

Promethazine is used to rel... +

Promethazine is used to relieve the symptoms of allergic reactions such as allergic rhinitis (runny nose and watery eyes caused by allergy to pollen, mold or dust), allergic conjunctivitis (red, watery eyes caused by allergies), allergic skin reactions, and allergic reactions to blood or plasma products. Source: National Library of Medicine

97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

R 98 136
JANUVIA

Treats type 2 diabetes. Use... +

Treats type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

100 61
LABETALOL HCL

Labetalol is used to treat ... +

Labetalol is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

101 168
RAMIPRIL

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and heart failure after a heart attack. Source: National Library of Medicine

92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

101 127
FELODIPINE ER

Felodipine is used to treat... +

Felodipine is used to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

103 174
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

104 116
MOMETASONE FUROATE

Mometasone is used to relie... +

Mometasone is used to relieve the itching and inflammation of numerous skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

62

patients, 3% of all patients

105 418
NITROSTAT

Treats or prevents angina (... +

Treats or prevents angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

53

patients, 3% of all patients

106 233
BUPROPION XL

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

107 98
THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS

Theophylline is used to pre... +

Theophylline is used to prevent and treat wheezing, shortness of breath, and chest tightness caused by asthma, chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and other lung diseases. Source: National Library of Medicine

84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

107 267
BUPROPION HCL SR

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbu... +

Bupropion (Aplenzin, Wellbutrin, Wellbutrin SR, Wellbutrin XL) is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

109 159
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT

Used to help control the sy... +

Used to help control the symptoms of lung diseases, such as asthma, chronic bronchitis, and emphysema. Source: National Library of Medicine

81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

110 157
PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to trea... +

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

111 173
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS

Treats infections. +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

A 111 108
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

113 146
GLYBURIDE

Used with diet and exercise... +

Used with diet and exercise to help control blood sugar in patients with type 2 diabetes. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

R 114 307
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350

Treats occasional constipat... +

Treats occasional constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

114 92
LORAZEPAM

Treats anxiety, anxiety wit... +

Treats anxiety, anxiety with depression, and insomnia (trouble sleeping). Source: National Library of Medicine

76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

116 43
SYMBICORT

This is a combination of bu... +

This is a combination of budesonide and formoterol used to help control the symptoms of asthma and improve lung function. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

117 113
LOVASTATIN

Lowers high cholesterol and... +

Lowers high cholesterol and triglyceride levels in the blood. Source: National Library of Medicine

74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

117 53
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

119 73
ONDANSETRON HCL*

Ondansetron is used to prev... +

Ondansetron is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery. Source: National Library of Medicine

71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 1% of all patients

119 154
SPIRONOLACTONE

Treats fluid retention (ede... +

Treats fluid retention (edema) in patients with congestive heart failure, liver cirrhosis, or nephrotic syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

121 68
TOPIRAMATE

Helps control and prevent c... +

Helps control and prevent certain kinds of seizures. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

5

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

122 150
NIFEDICAL XL

Used alone or together with... +

Used alone or together with other medicines to treat high blood pressure and chest pain (angina). Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

122 259
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE

Triamcinolone is used to tr... +

Triamcinolone is used to treat the itching, redness, dryness, crusting, scaling, inflammation, and discomfort of various skin conditions. Source: National Library of Medicine

69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 2% of all patients

122 145
LACTULOSE

Treats constipation. Also t... +

Treats constipation. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

125 190
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

125 171
INSULIN SYRINGE*

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

125 215
CHLORTHALIDONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

128 119
FAMOTIDINE*

Treats ulcers, gastroesopha... +

Treats ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause the stomach to produce too much stomach acid. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

128 38
ENALAPRIL MALEATE

Enalapril is used alone or ... +

Enalapril is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

128 117
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100

Treats diabetes mellitus. +

Treats diabetes mellitus. Source: National Library of Medicine

66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

131 254
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH

Used to treat type 1 diabet... +

Used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

132 112
GEMFIBROZIL

Lowers high triglyceride an... +

Lowers high triglyceride and cholesterol levels. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

133 130
LANSOPRAZOLE

Treats stomach ulcers, gast... +

Treats stomach ulcers, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), and conditions that cause your stomach to make too much acid, such as Zollinger-Ellison syndrome. Source: National Library of Medicine

64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

133 133
AMOXICILLIN

Treats infections. Also use... +

Treats infections. Source: National Library of Medicine

63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

59

patients, 3% of all patients

A 135 102
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE

Levocetirizine is an antihi... +

Levocetirizine is an antihistamine used to relieve the symptoms of hay fever and hives of the skin. Source: National Library of Medicine

62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

136 167
METOLAZONE

Treats high blood pressure ... +

Treats high blood pressure and fluid retention (edema). Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

137 206
CARISOPRODOL

Treats pain and stiffness o... +

Treats pain and stiffness of muscle spasms. Source: National Library of Medicine

60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

R 137 147
KLOR-CON 10

Potassium is essential for ... +

Potassium is essential for the proper functioning of the heart, kidneys, muscles, nerves, and digestive system. Source: National Library of Medicine

59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

139 186
SUCRALFATE

Treats ulcers and other sto... +

Treats ulcers and other stomach problems. Source: National Library of Medicine

58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

140 148
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED

Phenytoin is used to contro... +

Phenytoin is used to control certain type of seizures, and to treat and prevent seizures that may begin during or after surgery to the brain or nervous system. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

141 126
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER

Venlafaxine is used to trea... +

Venlafaxine is used to treat depression. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

141 70
VALACYCLOVIR

Treats herpes virus infecti... +

Treats herpes virus infections, including shingles (herpes zoster), cold sores (herpes labialis), and genital herpes (herpes simplex) in adults. Source: National Library of Medicine

57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

141 277
SYNTHROID

Treats hypothyroidism. +

Treats hypothyroidism. Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

144 45
GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along wit... +

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Source: National Library of Medicine

55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

144 160
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 146 104
NOVOFINE 32

Needle/syringe +

Needle/syringe. Source: National Library of Medicine

54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

146 452
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER

Oxybutynin is used to contr... +

Oxybutynin is used to control urgent, frequent, or uncontrolled urination in people who have overactive bladder (a condition in which the bladder muscles have uncontrollable spasms), spina bifida (a disability that occurs when the spinal cord does not close properly before birth), or other conditions that affect the bladder muscles. Source: National Library of Medicine

53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

148 118
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD

Diltiazem is used to treat ... +

Diltiazem is used to treat high blood pressure and to control angina (chest pain). Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 149 155
HYDROXYZINE HCL

Hydroxyzine is used to reli... +

Hydroxyzine is used to relieve the itching caused by allergies and to control the nausea and vomiting caused by various conditions, including motion sickness. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

R 149 247
FENOFIBRATE*

Treats high cholesterol and... +

Treats high cholesterol and triglycerides, together with a proper diet. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

149 94
BYSTOLIC

Treats high blood pressure.... +

Treats high blood pressure. Source: National Library of Medicine

51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

149 111
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS

Omega-3 fatty acids are use... +

Omega-3 fatty acids are used together with lifestyle changes (diet, weight-loss, exercise) to reduce the amount of triglycerides (a fat-like substance) in the blood in people with very high triglycerides. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

153 170
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE

Hydroxychloroquine is in a ... +

Hydroxychloroquine is in a class of drugs called antimalarials. Source: National Library of Medicine

50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

153 202
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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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Jan. 5, 2017.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.