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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
KATHERINE LOFTFIELD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled124

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

CHARLES TEITELBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

SYRACUSE

New York

RUTH GONZALEZ

Rheumatology

Claims Filled118

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

DANIEL AKIN MD

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled116

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

GEORGE HOUSLEY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

TUPELO

Mississippi

JOSEPH SASSANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

RAVI BHALLA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

PEORIA

Arizona

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

THOMAS HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

ATLANTA

Georgia

CALEB HERNDON MD PH

Claims Filled113

BROOKHAVEN

Mississippi

MICHAEL SAKAMOTO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled113

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

WASSIM SAIKALI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled112

BECKLEY

West Virginia

ANALISA AROSEMENA MD

Specialist

Claims Filled106

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ANDREW PRINCE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled105

NEW YORK

New York

RICHARD JAMISON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled105

ROCHESTER

New York

ANTHONY DEVINCENTIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled104

SYRACUSE

New York

PAUL SCHACKNOW M.D., PH.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled103

PALM SPRINGS

Florida

ROBERT PARSONSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

KIRKSVILLE

Missouri

NELSON NOGUCHI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled102

ANAHEIM

California

RAJESH KATARIA DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled102

PORTSMOUTH

Ohio

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled101

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

PETER GOLDMANN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled99

RICHMOND

Virginia

JOVIN LOMBARDO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled99

BROOKLYN

New York

DANIEL LAROCHE M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled99

QUEENS VILLAGE

New York

LEONARD RAPPAPORT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled98

PORTSMOUTH

Virginia