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PROMETHAZINE HCL

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. Promethazine is used with other medications to treat anaphylaxis (sudden, severe allergic reactions) and the symptoms of the common cold such as sneezing, cough, and runny nose. Promethazine is also used to relax and sedate patients before and after surgery, during labor, and at other times. Promethazine is also used to prevent and control nausea and vomiting that may occur after surgery, and with other medications to help relieve pain after surgery. Promethazine is also used to prevent and treat motion sickness. Promethazine helps control symptoms, but will not treat the cause of the symptoms or speed recovery. Promethazine is in a class of medications called phenothiazines. It works by blocking the action of a certain natural substance in the body. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

2M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 152 of 3238

$26.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 538 of 3238

848,769
Patients

Rank: 97 of 3238

241,540
Prescribers

Rank: 77 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Promethazine »

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68%

of people say

it's worth it

64%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zofran Scopolamine Compro

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 87,751 183,155 $2.37M
Tennessee 59,082 155,257 $1.9M
North Carolina 62,314 149,201 $1.91M
Georgia 49,865 117,991 $1.48M
Florida 53,055 112,269 $1.69M
Alabama 39,020 102,354 $1.19M
Ohio 41,867 97,883 $1.28M
Kentucky 35,417 91,709 $1.02M
California 43,347 89,908 $1.41M
South Carolina 25,932 60,681 $868K
Virginia 25,583 58,465 $748K
Indiana 25,063 56,726 $819K
Louisiana 21,356 53,108 $577K
Oklahoma 21,393 50,452 $621K
Michigan 24,172 48,658 $635K
Mississippi 19,126 46,968 $550K
Arkansas 17,654 46,837 $572K
Pennsylvania 20,493 41,507 $551K
Missouri 15,945 37,372 $450K
Washington 14,270 36,101 $515K
Arizona 16,488 35,692 $532K
New York 18,782 33,063 $408K
Oregon 10,559 28,873 $408K
Illinois 12,911 28,561 $336K
West Virginia 9,495 23,718 $293K
New Jersey 12,853 20,499 $215K
Maryland 9,257 20,290 $328K
Colorado 7,820 18,675 $259K
Utah 6,540 15,883 $207K
Kansas 5,413 13,344 $178K
Idaho 5,207 12,738 $167K
New Mexico 5,456 11,389 $143K
Massachusetts 4,108 10,572 $172K
Iowa 4,563 10,222 $120K
Wisconsin 3,718 8,712 $114K
Maine 3,441 8,599 $146K
Nevada 3,662 7,708 $131K
Nebraska 2,839 6,596 $72.9K
Connecticut 2,574 5,168 $85.1K
Minnesota 1,960 5,088 $66.4K
New Hampshire 2,214 5,004 $75.7K
Delaware 2,475 4,578 $64.7K
Montana 1,681 4,355 $50.1K
Hawaii 2,132 3,909 $62.7K
Vermont 1,148 2,677 $32.6K
Wyoming 1,039 2,539 $30.9K
Alaska 883 2,074 $30.8K
District of Columbia 934 2,006 $32.8K
North Dakota 769 1,733 $20.9K
Rhode Island 839 1,633 $22.1K
South Dakota 671 1,617 $18.6K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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 PROMETHAZINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROGER CAGLE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled458

PARAGOULD

Arkansas

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled457

TUCKER

Georgia

ALLEN TATE PA

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled444

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled444

JACKSON

Tennessee

KENNETH HONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

SEATTLE

Washington

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled431

FORT WORTH

Texas

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled427

TEXARKANA

Texas

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled423

MOBILE

Alabama

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled415

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

MORRIS BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled412

DAYTON

Ohio

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled390

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

IMRAN HAQUE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

ASHEBORO

North Carolina

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled386

MOBILE

Alabama

MICHAEL BRASFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled376

JASPER

Alabama

STEPHEN ZILLER M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled373

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES ROTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled367

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

JAVED NAZIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled366

HINSDALE

Illinois

NICHOLAS PANTALEONE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

PRATTVILLE

Alabama

PETER MORRISON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled362

CANTON

Georgia

MELVIN TWERSKY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

BENSALEM

Pennsylvania

NABIL EL SAYAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled354

LOMITA

California

ANGELA WATSON DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled353

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

MANCEL WAKHAM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

HARRIMAN

Tennessee

QUIRICO CRISTALES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled344

COLUMBUS

Ohio