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CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Treats gingivitis (swelling of the gums) and other problems of the mouth and gums. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

1.36M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 197 of 3362

$9.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 835 of 3362

742,222
Patients

Rank: 115 of 3362

162,522
Prescribers

Rank: 157 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

896K

2011

1.02M

2012

1.22M

2013

1.37M

2014

1.49M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$6.9M

2011

$7.48M

2012

$9.06M

2013

$9.2M

2014

$9.29M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$8

2011

$8

2012

$7

2013

$7

2014

$7

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 80,548 168,231 $1.08M
California 81,499 138,798 $1.19M
Florida 62,199 103,713 $646K
Texas 52,160 83,751 $517K
Pennsylvania 31,838 64,576 $423K
Ohio 28,531 52,516 $351K
New Jersey 27,543 52,342 $352K
Michigan 28,545 50,500 $328K
Illinois 23,033 43,437 $300K
Massachusetts 21,453 42,158 $278K
North Carolina 22,049 38,730 $258K
Washington 14,648 26,442 $170K
Virginia 13,771 25,864 $177K
Arizona 16,683 25,593 $158K
Indiana 12,621 25,488 $180K
Minnesota 12,105 25,275 $184K
Connecticut 11,445 25,064 $170K
Georgia 15,625 24,785 $157K
Missouri 11,539 22,995 $150K
Wisconsin 11,349 22,160 $147K
Oregon 12,182 21,717 $164K
Maryland 10,103 20,434 $144K
Colorado 12,200 19,969 $143K
Iowa 8,920 19,804 $124K
Tennessee 10,517 17,649 $106K
Kentucky 9,463 15,749 $95K
Alabama 8,680 15,699 $105K
South Carolina 8,099 14,256 $87K
Louisiana 7,223 12,646 $78.1K
Oklahoma 6,377 11,899 $80.4K
Nebraska 5,080 11,070 $72.3K
Utah 5,785 10,472 $62.4K
Kansas 5,087 9,778 $62.2K
Nevada 6,032 9,312 $57.2K
Mississippi 5,097 8,543 $49.4K
West Virginia 5,107 7,970 $47.9K
New Mexico 4,521 7,643 $44.7K
Arkansas 4,059 7,087 $41.6K
Hawaii 4,043 7,050 $60.2K
Rhode Island 2,866 6,757 $45.2K
Idaho 3,512 5,915 $34.9K
South Dakota 1,967 4,289 $29.5K
New Hampshire 2,361 4,289 $27.2K
Maine 2,274 4,180 $27.7K
Delaware 1,968 3,320 $22.4K
Montana 1,825 3,116 $19.9K
District of Columbia 1,357 2,448 $17.8K
North Dakota 980 2,087 $14.4K
Vermont 975 1,809 $11.4K
Wyoming 686 1,497 $9,651
Alaska 753 1,267 $7,671
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 CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WALTER COLON D.M.D.,M.S.DIPLOMATE

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled346

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

PEDRAM MARHABI DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled342

VALENCIA

California

JAY RUBIN DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled341

BROOKLYN

New York

E. MICHAEL CUMMINGS D.M.D.

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled337

GARDEN CITY

New York

GREG PANOSSIAN DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled335

MASSAPEQUA

New York

CHAD LALSINGH DMD

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled335

BOCA RATON

Florida

KONSTANTIN AMIRZADOV DMD

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled334

LOWELL

Massachusetts

WILLIAM AUGHTON

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled332

NAPLES

Florida

CHRISTOPHER NGUYEN D.D.S

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled332

WESTMINSTER

California

MARIA NODA-VILA DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled331

MIAMI

Florida

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled326

LOS ANGELES

California

STEPHEN FAIRCHILD DDS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled322

MERRILLVILLE

Indiana

ALEXANDER COLEMAN MD

Dentist

Claims Filled321

GILBERTOWN

Alabama

JACK KRAJEKIAN D.M.D.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled317

CHARLESTON

West Virginia

DANISEL GIL DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled316

HYANNIS

Massachusetts

GENE FORTMAN

Dentist, Periodontics

Claims Filled315

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

KRISTA PAULY D.D.S.

Dentist

Claims Filled313

BOSTON

Massachusetts

FARID BLANCO D.M.D.

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled311

HIALEAH

Florida

PHILIP BANGHART D.D.S.

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled309

MATTOON

Illinois

ELVISSA MOUSTAFAEVA DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled308

BROOKLYN

New York

LAZARO FERNANDEZ DDS

Dentist

Claims Filled305

MIAMI LAKES

Florida

MARTIN TILLEY M.D., D.D.S., P.C.

Claims Filled305

KEARNEY

Nebraska

SLAVA SHAPIRO DDS, MD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled304

SYOSSET

New York

CHAKSHING SZETO DDS

Dentist, General Practice

Claims Filled304

CLEARWATER

Florida

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled303

LOS ANGELES

California