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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

246K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 475 of 3238

$19M
Retail Cost

Rank: 625 of 3238

70,657
Patients

Rank: 450 of 3238

37,249
Prescribers

Rank: 441 of 3238

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,336 26,337 $2.18M
New York 6,827 23,490 $1.63M
Florida 5,287 16,607 $1.33M
Texas 4,577 14,792 $1.13M
Pennsylvania 3,357 12,006 $939K
Ohio 3,103 11,252 $893K
Michigan 2,545 8,570 $646K
Indiana 2,230 8,272 $727K
Illinois 2,262 7,798 $599K
New Jersey 2,283 7,762 $567K
Massachusetts 2,040 7,247 $530K
North Carolina 1,934 6,902 $492K
Georgia 1,970 6,747 $503K
Tennessee 1,611 5,561 $460K
Virginia 1,520 5,014 $396K
Missouri 1,317 5,013 $390K
Arizona 1,467 4,750 $409K
Minnesota 1,259 4,697 $347K
Washington 1,187 4,305 $333K
Kentucky 1,132 3,908 $316K
Alabama 1,020 3,871 $260K
Wisconsin 1,048 3,748 $289K
Colorado 951 3,255 $291K
Louisiana 938 3,144 $225K
Maryland 1,013 3,125 $271K
Connecticut 897 2,888 $208K
Oregon 773 2,853 $218K
Oklahoma 733 2,701 $231K
Iowa 674 2,510 $174K
Kansas 630 2,388 $184K
Arkansas 607 2,361 $182K
Mississippi 608 2,268 $169K
South Carolina 680 2,132 $161K
West Virginia 482 1,810 $158K
New Mexico 413 1,420 $134K
Nebraska 334 1,416 $101K
Hawaii 464 1,282 $86.2K
Idaho 309 1,240 $86.3K
Nevada 446 1,233 $99.5K
Utah 367 1,166 $94.9K
New Hampshire 306 1,083 $77.1K
Montana 213 870 $75.4K
Maine 237 859 $60.3K
Rhode Island 209 762 $51.5K
South Dakota 191 686 $53K
North Dakota 162 640 $43.8K
Vermont 167 583 $40.2K
Delaware 168 569 $56.2K
District of Columbia 86 242 $17.6K
Alaska 46 218 $15.4K
Wyoming 56 216 $18.6K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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 PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM SURBECK M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TULSA

Oklahoma

PAUL HARTON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

ROME

Georgia

SUKANYA PACHAIDEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MELBOURNE

Florida

JOHN MCDERMOTT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

NEW YORK

New York

ROMAN KERNITSKY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

FREEHOLD

New Jersey

JON TWINING MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

MYRTLE BEACH

South Carolina

PETER BRANDEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WATERBURY

Connecticut

THOMAS STANK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

JONESBORO

Arkansas

MICHAEL MARICIC MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

ELENA GOGONEATA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODRIDGE

Illinois

TRICIA LENNOX-THOMAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled50

WILLINGBORO

New Jersey

MICHAEL STACK MD PHD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

KELLY COLE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

STEVEN MAESTRELLO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

RICHMOND

Virginia

BRADLEY JACOBY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

COVINGTON

Georgia

ROY KAPLAN M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

ENCINITAS

California

CODY WASNER M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

EUGENE

Oregon

HEATHER GILLESPIE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

MICHIGAN CITY

Indiana

RAMESH AYYALA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

NIGHAT TAHIR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ANDERSON

Indiana

KAREN JOOS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ARTHUR KUNATH MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled51

CRESTVIEW HILLS

Kentucky

ELIZENDA CEBALLOS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

LYNCHBURG

Virginia

MARC WEITZMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled51

FAIRFIELD

Connecticut