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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
RUTH GONZALEZ

Rheumatology

Claims Filled173

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JEFFREY BOND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled168

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JOSEPH SASSANI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled164

HERSHEY

Pennsylvania

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled162

NEW YORK

New York

ERVIN FANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled161

LOS ANGELES

California

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled158

CHICAGO

Illinois

GEORGE ARZENO LOPEZ M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled158

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled158

LOS ANGELES

California

RICHARD HILL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled157

SANTA ANA

California

ROBERT ROTHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled157

BETHPAGE

New York

MARK LATINA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled156

READING

Massachusetts

GREGORY SULKOWSKI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled155

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

THOMAS HARBIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled155

ATLANTA

Georgia

JACQUELINE GABAY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

ELMWOOD PARK

New Jersey

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled152

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

GLEN BRINDLEY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

TEMPLE

Texas

WORLDSTER LEE M D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled147

HONOLULU

Hawaii

MARCO FABREGA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled146

MIAMI

Florida

ROBERT MCGLYNN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled141

SOUTH BURLINGTON

Vermont

GWENDOLYN ROTHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

SAN FRANCISCO

California

JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled140

LUBBOCK

Texas

DAVID GODFREY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled140

DALLAS

Texas

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled138

AUGUSTA

Georgia

DAVID MCLAIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled135

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

DAVID BERRY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled134

SPARTANBURG

South Carolina