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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 2011

97.9K
Medicare Part D Claims
$12.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 20,931 $1.46M
New York 19,400 $745K
Florida 12,706 $763K
Texas 11,063 $755K
Pennsylvania 10,172 $644K
Ohio 9,186 $646K
Illinois 6,142 $375K
New Jersey 6,103 $266K
Indiana 5,882 $498K
Massachusetts 5,770 $269K
Georgia 5,735 $336K
North Carolina 5,423 $367K
Michigan 5,267 $352K
Tennessee 4,600 $348K
Virginia 4,251 $304K
Missouri 3,996 $274K
Arizona 3,958 $317K
Minnesota 3,820 $231K
Washington 3,610 $258K
Louisiana 3,060 $170K
Kentucky 3,059 $205K
Wisconsin 2,984 $179K
Alabama 2,676 $161K
Colorado 2,601 $203K
Mississippi 2,565 $171K
Oregon 2,382 $175K
Oklahoma 2,303 $176K
Arkansas 2,186 $127K
Maryland 2,109 $130K
South Carolina 2,076 $117K
Connecticut 2,018 $98.3K
Kansas 1,988 $137K
Iowa 1,941 $120K
Puerto Rico 1,586 $42.6K
West Virginia 1,504 $105K
Hawaii 1,426 $56.1K
New Mexico 1,187 $117K
Nebraska 978 $49.4K
Utah 936 $81.2K
Idaho 907 $67.3K
Nevada 899 $65.2K
New Hampshire 804 $46.9K
Montana 675 $55.7K
Maine 620 $31.8K
Rhode Island 557 $25.3K
North Dakota 557 $26.7K
Delaware 502 $38K
South Dakota 501 $32.1K
Vermont 428 $24.4K
District of Columbia 259 $14.8K
Wyoming 194 $12.2K
Alaska 192 $16.7K
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 »


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Top prescribers for PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TU TRUONG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

SAN DIEGO

California

IZAK WESSELS MD

Claims Filled383

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ANDRES CORTES MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled222

CORAL GABLES

Florida

D. HALPERN PH.D., M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled197

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled196

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

NGOC NGUYEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled195

SAN JOSE

California

ERVIN FANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES BEESON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled181

SAN DIEGO

California

SUSAN ZUNT DDS MS

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled180

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JEFFREY SCHULTZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled167

BRONX

New York

PAUL LAMA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled159

NEWARK

New Jersey

PETER ZACHARIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled158

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ALAN ZALTA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled146

CINCINNATI

Ohio

JEFFREY LIEBMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled144

NEW YORK

New York

SHIGEMI SUGIKI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled142

HONOLULU

Hawaii

ISABEL BALDERAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled139

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled139

HONOLULU

Hawaii

GLEN BOLLIGER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled135

CHELMSFORD

Massachusetts

LEE SMITH MD

Facial Plastic Surgery

Claims Filled135

PRINCETON

West Virginia

HARRY PAPPAS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled130

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS

Florida

J. HENRY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled129

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

BRAD DESILVA MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled128

DUBLIN

Ohio

CHARLES GALEA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled128

WAYCROSS

Georgia

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled128

TEMPLE

Texas