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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

279K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 458 of 3362

$24.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 587 of 3362

77,669
Patients

Rank: 463 of 3362

39,705
Prescribers

Rank: 450 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 8,953 29,212 $2.58M
New York 7,620 28,220 $2.33M
Florida 5,839 18,481 $1.57M
Texas 5,059 17,002 $1.44M
Pennsylvania 3,669 13,138 $1.22M
Ohio 3,184 11,695 $1.13M
Illinois 2,629 9,520 $841K
Michigan 2,734 9,401 $811K
Indiana 2,423 9,102 $861K
New Jersey 2,661 8,945 $757K
Massachusetts 2,228 8,346 $715K
North Carolina 2,143 7,784 $633K
Georgia 2,207 7,716 $628K
Tennessee 1,872 6,442 $567K
Virginia 1,772 6,005 $524K
Missouri 1,384 5,615 $471K
Arizona 1,655 5,387 $486K
Minnesota 1,370 5,130 $534K
Washington 1,417 4,875 $456K
Kentucky 1,197 4,423 $378K
Alabama 1,187 4,373 $374K
Wisconsin 1,194 4,334 $387K
Maryland 1,165 3,726 $356K
Colorado 1,068 3,714 $365K
Louisiana 1,021 3,577 $285K
Oregon 928 3,464 $320K
Connecticut 982 3,325 $277K
Oklahoma 829 3,181 $320K
South Carolina 958 3,031 $223K
Arkansas 640 2,705 $226K
Iowa 664 2,626 $221K
Kansas 676 2,478 $216K
Mississippi 654 2,456 $188K
West Virginia 551 2,116 $184K
Hawaii 473 1,540 $130K
Utah 433 1,433 $132K
Nebraska 339 1,432 $121K
New Mexico 385 1,418 $148K
Idaho 344 1,302 $110K
New Hampshire 361 1,280 $103K
Nevada 436 1,238 $110K
Montana 241 991 $91.7K
Maine 240 896 $69.5K
Rhode Island 211 818 $60.9K
Delaware 223 670 $72.1K
South Dakota 159 648 $55.7K
North Dakota 158 634 $57.8K
Vermont 152 529 $47.9K
District of Columbia 87 298 $23.3K
Alaska 43 295 $17.6K
Wyoming 71 272 $22.9K
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 PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
GREGG GORDON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled1,059

CAMBRIA HTS

New York

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled555

SAN JOSE

California

PETER ZACHARIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled452

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled429

BRONX

New York

TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled422

SAN DIEGO

California

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled383

ROCHELLE PARK

New Jersey

MICHAEL SAKAMOTO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled363

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

ANDREA KATZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled346

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT MCGLYNN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled322

PORTLAND

Oregon

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled306

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina

DANIEL LAROCHE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled304

QUEENS VILLAGE

New York

KIRK STURRIDGE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled301

DOTHAN

Alabama

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled300

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled292

NEW YORK

New York

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled291

NEW YORK

New York

SUSAN ZUNT DDS MS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled267

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled267

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JOSEPH SASSANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled252

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

MARK LATINA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled250

READING

Massachusetts

AMY SIRIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled232

KENSINGTON

Maryland

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled229

SANTA ANA

California

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled227

MIAMI

Florida

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled226

NEW YORK

New York

ROBERT ROTHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled224

BETHPAGE

New York

JOHN OGRADY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled222

SAGINAW

Michigan