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PILOCARPINE HCL

Pilocarpine is used to treat dry mouth caused by radiotherapy in people with head and neck cancer and to treat dry mouth in people with Sjogren's syndrome (a condition that affects the immune system and causes dryness of certain parts of the body such as the eyes and mouth). Pilocarpine is in a class of medications called cholinergic agonists. It works by increasing the amount of saliva in the mouth. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

222K
Medicare Part D Claims
$14.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 24,532 $1.76M
New York 21,718 $1.06M
Florida 14,751 $908K
Texas 12,886 $922K
Pennsylvania 11,114 $752K
Ohio 10,394 $722K
New Jersey 7,340 $401K
Illinois 7,134 $475K
Indiana 6,951 $581K
Michigan 6,447 $446K
Georgia 6,418 $400K
Massachusetts 6,282 $337K
North Carolina 5,844 $420K
Tennessee 4,750 $384K
Virginia 4,692 $325K
Arizona 4,655 $355K
Missouri 4,441 $312K
Minnesota 4,174 $280K
Washington 4,041 $308K
Kentucky 3,638 $240K
Louisiana 3,607 $223K
Wisconsin 3,341 $218K
Colorado 3,081 $232K
Alabama 2,990 $182K
Mississippi 2,671 $177K
Oregon 2,634 $197K
Maryland 2,631 $186K
Oklahoma 2,631 $200K
Connecticut 2,437 $140K
Arkansas 2,390 $153K
Kansas 2,343 $173K
South Carolina 2,216 $145K
Iowa 2,168 $136K
West Virginia 1,625 $128K
Hawaii 1,328 $66.2K
New Mexico 1,237 $120K
Nebraska 1,140 $72.4K
Idaho 1,091 $79.7K
Nevada 1,084 $81.9K
Utah 1,007 $85.2K
New Hampshire 936 $56.3K
Maine 759 $42.2K
Montana 725 $58.2K
South Dakota 595 $38.3K
Rhode Island 584 $32.8K
Delaware 573 $47.1K
Vermont 538 $31.3K
North Dakota 503 $31K
District of Columbia 290 $19.3K
Wyoming 256 $19K
Alaska 156 $13.5K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIGUEL GONZALEZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

LEESBURG

Florida

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

VALDOSTA

Georgia

LAN SU DMD PHD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled50

WESTLAKE VILLAGE

California

HAMID BASHIR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

FESTUS

Missouri

PETER HILLSAMER M.D.

Otolaryngology/Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled50

LAFAYETTE

Indiana

DREW STOKEN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

CARLISLE

Pennsylvania

ROMAN KERNITSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

ROBERT SZULBORSKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

CAROLYN PACE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TEMPE

Arizona

MADELAINE FELDMAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

UFUK CARDAKLI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

JONATHAN MYERS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

RICHARD WATNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

ROSEVILLE

Michigan

GEORGE HYMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BROOKLYN

New York

MILTON YODER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

LUTHERVILLE

Maryland

MANUEL PUIG-LLANO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

CHULA VISTA

California

ELENA SPEKTOR M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled51

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL VU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

WESTMINSTER

California

XIAOKUI YOU M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

EAST LANSING

Michigan

EDWARD SUNG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

WHEATON

Illinois

ALFREDO VICHOT M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MATTHEW MORROW MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

SANDUSKY

Ohio

ROBERT EDELMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

BRADENTON

Florida

GINIGE DESILVA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

WALTER DORMAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

EDINA

Minnesota