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Prescriber Checkup » LORATADINE

LORATADINE

Treats allergy (hay fever) symptoms and hives. This medicine is an antihistamine. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

293K
Medicare Part D Claims
$2.02M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 53,997 $227K
California 27,406 $200K
Puerto Rico 26,312 $171K
Michigan 21,179 $168K
Pennsylvania 15,464 $126K
Kentucky 14,313 $97.5K
Ohio 9,832 $69.9K
Wisconsin 9,263 $78.3K
Indiana 9,206 $70.7K
Massachusetts 8,170 $69.2K
Georgia 7,803 $55.3K
Texas 7,452 $64.5K
Missouri 7,290 $54.6K
Minnesota 6,558 $60.1K
Oregon 6,141 $52.6K
Washington 5,497 $39.4K
South Carolina 5,490 $41.6K
Tennessee 4,565 $34.4K
New York 4,415 $43.3K
North Carolina 4,096 $33.1K
Kansas 3,677 $26.7K
Virginia 3,481 $24.9K
Iowa 2,700 $17.8K
Maryland 2,388 $19.3K
Illinois 2,352 $18.2K
West Virginia 2,247 $16.2K
Nebraska 2,054 $15.3K
Colorado 1,300 $10.3K
Arkansas 1,279 $8,468
Alabama 1,209 $8,909
Arizona 1,166 $9,835
Rhode Island 1,157 $8,551
New Jersey 1,051 $8,392
Vermont 979 $8,068
Connecticut 979 $7,308
Louisiana 934 $7,218
Delaware 835 $6,959
Mississippi 672 $4,445
Nevada 648 $4,688
District of Columbia 585 $4,279
New Mexico 503 $3,392
Oklahoma 481 $3,960
New Hampshire 479 $3,886
Montana 416 $2,765
South Dakota 409 $3,323
Idaho 384 $3,255
Hawaii 269 $3,571
Utah 266 $2,121
Maine 188 $1,638
North Dakota 179 $1,252
Wyoming 162 $1,140
Alaska 122 $816
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for LORATADINE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
VIJAYKUMAR ZAVERI M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled138

MIAMI

Florida

NOVA AGUILA MD

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled137

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARIA MEJIA-NOVOA PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled137

LOS ANGELES

California

FERNANDO CHEDEBEAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled136

EL PASO

Texas

OSCAR MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled134

LAUDERDALE LAKES

Florida

LINDA NORTON ANP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled129

MADISON

Wisconsin

LOUIS PICCOLI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled127

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ROMULO TENGCO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled127

EL PASO

Texas

RAFAEL GARCIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

MIAMI

Florida

ENRIQUE DE LA TORRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

MIAMI

Florida

SCOTT BRADLEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled124

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DONNA-MARIA JONES PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled123

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLOTTE GONZALES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

SAN CARLOS

California

AUGUSTO ENRIQUEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAVINDRAN NADARAJAH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled121

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

DONALD CURTIS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled121

VIRGINIA BEACH

Virginia

FERNANDO FERNANDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled121

MIAMI

Florida

GABRIEL CHUA M.D.

Ambulatory Health Care Facilities, Clinic/Center

Claims Filled120

VALLEJO

California

JANE HOLLINGSWORTH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

BURLINGTON

North Carolina

HANIMI CHALLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled119

OCALA

Florida

CAROL KELLY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

BRONX

New York

MARC ALESSANDRONI PA-C

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled118

SPRINGHILL

Florida

JAMES ABBOTT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

RICHMOND

Virginia

PARIKSITH SINGH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

SPRING HILL

Florida

JOHN LAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled117

DALY CITY

California