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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.76M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 166 of 3362

$21.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 637 of 3362

695,648
Patients

Rank: 118 of 3362

226,727
Prescribers

Rank: 92 of 3362

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it's worth it

72%

of people say

it worked well

3%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zofran Scopolamine Compro

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 70,154 157,183 $1.85M
Tennessee 50,146 135,842 $1.38M
North Carolina 50,522 131,405 $1.61M
Georgia 42,828 106,859 $1.22M
Florida 42,987 100,595 $1.46M
Ohio 34,571 86,865 $1.1M
Kentucky 30,707 85,077 $806K
Alabama 29,741 84,122 $848K
California 31,963 72,637 $1.14M
South Carolina 26,395 62,257 $747K
Virginia 22,516 54,111 $662K
Louisiana 20,242 50,274 $470K
Indiana 20,319 49,863 $699K
Arkansas 16,968 45,885 $452K
Michigan 20,308 43,594 $530K
Oklahoma 17,188 42,878 $488K
Mississippi 16,363 41,839 $423K
Pennsylvania 15,340 33,493 $446K
Missouri 13,115 32,696 $375K
Washington 10,859 28,947 $380K
Arizona 12,538 28,908 $408K
New York 13,361 24,934 $307K
Illinois 10,391 24,375 $261K
Oregon 8,075 23,803 $293K
West Virginia 8,282 21,243 $236K
Maryland 7,991 18,778 $278K
Colorado 7,449 18,670 $244K
New Jersey 8,529 14,290 $150K
Kansas 4,692 12,212 $142K
Utah 4,318 12,013 $150K
Idaho 4,082 10,673 $124K
Massachusetts 3,571 10,107 $170K
New Mexico 4,472 10,034 $118K
Iowa 3,297 8,475 $100K
Maine 3,183 8,264 $133K
Nevada 3,218 7,626 $119K
Wisconsin 2,996 7,498 $96.2K
Nebraska 2,166 5,561 $64.9K
New Hampshire 2,158 4,960 $74.5K
Connecticut 2,216 4,605 $72.8K
Minnesota 1,607 4,359 $56.7K
Montana 1,397 3,984 $45.1K
Delaware 1,870 3,790 $48.6K
Hawaii 1,310 2,853 $46.4K
Vermont 1,081 2,641 $32K
Wyoming 868 2,279 $27.6K
Alaska 804 2,189 $28.2K
District of Columbia 840 1,916 $31.8K
North Dakota 616 1,559 $20.1K
South Dakota 527 1,400 $15.3K
Rhode Island 653 1,299 $16.5K
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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
LISA DIAZ-BARRIGA M.S.N., C.F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled235

MANCHESTER

Tennessee

KENYA KOZAWA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

SWEETWATER

Tennessee

JACK BROWN MD, DPM

Family Medicine

Claims Filled231

SAND SPRINGS

Oklahoma

MONICA MASINGALE APN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled231

ENGLEWOOD

Tennessee

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled230

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MAXINE BLUE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled230

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

BENJAMIN LEGGIO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled230

MANSFIELD

Louisiana

ISMAIL ZABIH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

PANAMA CITY BEACH

Florida

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled228

HYDEN

Kentucky

SCOTTIE TWILLEY D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled227

CORDOVA

Alabama

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled226

COLUMBUS

Ohio

MIGDONIA DELOS SANTOS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled223

CHICAGO

Illinois

ABDEL-AZIM BAYOUMY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled223

PANAMA CITY

Florida

ASHLEY BURROUGHS LOVETT NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled223

BILOXI

Mississippi

CHARLES LEE D.O.

General Practice

Claims Filled222

OAK PARK

Michigan

LAURENCE DENNIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

BOONEVILLE

Mississippi

PASCUAL HERRERA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

LEESBURG

Alabama

GREGORY NEAVILLE MCD

Specialist

Claims Filled222

BATESVILLE

Arkansas

MARIA ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled221

LYONS

Georgia

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled220

ALBANY

Georgia

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled219

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

AKRAM HAGGAG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

DECATUR

Alabama

THOMAS CONWAY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

NEWPORT

Tennessee