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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. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.94M
Medicare Part D Claims
$33.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 228,683 $3.03M
Tennessee 194,576 $2.37M
North Carolina 171,133 $2.29M
Georgia 151,828 $1.88M
Kentucky 150,267 $1.75M
Florida 149,460 $2M
California 140,035 $1.95M
Ohio 132,468 $1.67M
Alabama 118,587 $1.45M
Virginia 85,024 $1.02M
South Carolina 84,359 $1.15M
Indiana 76,178 $1.05M
Louisiana 74,006 $757K
Mississippi 67,189 $803K
Arkansas 66,076 $827K
Oklahoma 64,115 $853K
Michigan 57,145 $746K
Pennsylvania 49,680 $664K
Missouri 49,204 $612K
Washington 44,773 $586K
Arizona 44,257 $579K
New York 42,708 $479K
Oregon 39,519 $536K
West Virginia 34,063 $422K
Illinois 32,246 $384K
Colorado 25,432 $342K
Maryland 24,118 $392K
New Jersey 21,334 $187K
Utah 20,386 $261K
Kansas 19,588 $249K
New Mexico 17,716 $229K
Idaho 15,883 $213K
Nevada 14,809 $228K
Iowa 14,494 $167K
Massachusetts 11,314 $173K
Maine 10,003 $154K
Puerto Rico 9,997 $144K
Wisconsin 9,876 $137K
Nebraska 8,701 $99.2K
Montana 6,850 $82.7K
New Hampshire 6,200 $90K
Minnesota 6,135 $81.4K
Connecticut 6,099 $79.4K
Hawaii 5,935 $92.8K
Delaware 5,202 $72.5K
Vermont 3,761 $43.2K
Wyoming 3,485 $46.1K
Alaska 3,272 $53K
North Dakota 2,480 $29.2K
South Dakota 2,294 $25.8K
Rhode Island 2,276 $25.9K
District of Columbia 1,960 $34.4K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PROMETHAZINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
IMHONA EKO-ISENALUMHE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

SEWANEE

Tennessee

FIAZ AFZAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

KENNER

Louisiana

MAHENDRAKUMAR SHAH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

MIDDLEPORT

Ohio

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled412

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

CHAU LE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled411

ROSEMEAD

California

JAMES DOUGLAS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled408

MORGANTOWN

Kentucky

CAROL PEDDICORD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled404

ALBANY

Kentucky

ANITA CORNETT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

MANCHESTER

Kentucky

AZHAR NISAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

DALTON

Georgia

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled396

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

ABDULKADER DAHHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

HARLAN

Kentucky

ALEX CHAI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled392

LOS ANGELES

California

ADRIAN TALBOT MD JD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled389

SLIDELL

Louisiana

KENNETH BARNGROVER D O

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled388

COLUMBUS

Georgia

SCOTTIE TWILLEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled387

SUMITON

Alabama

CRAIG AMUNDSON M. D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled386

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

PATRICIA SALVATO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled384

HOUSTON

Texas

GEORGE CHANEY MD

General Practice

Claims Filled380

HAZARD

Kentucky

DWIGHT BAILEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled380

LEBANON

Virginia

ROBERT HOLLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled379

PT PLEASANT

West Virginia

SUZONNE SWIHART RN NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled370

ERWIN

Tennessee

DAVID BOSSHARDT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

RINGGOLD

Georgia

WILLIAM CARTER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled367

TOMPKINSVILLE

Kentucky

GWEN WRIGHT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled366

SCOTTSVILLE

Kentucky