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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
FRANK WOOD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled338

MCCAYSVILLE

Georgia

JAMES SULLIVAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SIEGFRIED KREIS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

ROSEBUD

Texas

LLOYD BROWNING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled334

LOUISA

Kentucky

LYNN LEIGH M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

HENRY BEELER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled333

CULLMAN

Alabama

GEORGE EVANS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled330

MUSCLE SHOALS

Alabama

QING YEH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

NEW YORK

New York

MAXINE BLUE FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled329

LUMBERTON

North Carolina

RICHARD STAPPENBECK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled328

RIVERDALE

Georgia

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

COLUMBUS

Ohio

RICKIE SANDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MICHAEL POPOFF DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled326

DETROIT

Michigan

DAVID RATH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled325

SUNBURY

Ohio

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

SAMUEL NEWSOME MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

KING

North Carolina

MARVIN COVEY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled324

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

JAMES CHANEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled324

HAZARD

Kentucky

DANIEL POLANSKY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

MOBILE

Alabama

SHAKEEL AHMED MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled323

FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS

Illinois

CHARLES HOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled322

SCOTTSBORO

Alabama

KEITH MCCOY MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled321

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled318

HICKORY

North Carolina

ELIZABETH KRELL FAMILY NURSE PRACTIT

Nurse Practitioner, Primary Care

Claims Filled318

KINGSPORT

Tennessee

MICHAEL BRASFIELD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

JASPER

Alabama