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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
OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled98

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

PATRICK TIMMS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled97

PUEBLO

Colorado

DANA YUEN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled96

LOS ANGELES

California

DAVID KIELAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled95

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

FREDERICK VIVINO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

NANCY GODFREY M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled90

LONG BEACH

California

ANNABELLE LEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

DARYL MACCARTER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled89

COEUR D ALENE

Idaho

PATRICK BUTLER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

STUART BALL M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

MOBILE

Alabama

GLEN MISKO MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled88

WICHITA

Kansas

HOWARD BRUCKNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled87

AUGUSTA

Georgia

ASIM KHAN MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled87

MINNEAPOLIS

Minnesota

JOHN GEANON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

MADISON

Wisconsin

VIJAY KUMAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled84

BEAUMONT

Texas

EARLENE SIEBOLD MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled83

ROCHESTER

New York

DAVID MURPHY M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled83

RUSSELLVILLE

Arkansas

ROBERT GIBBON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled83

LAKEWOOD

New York

JOHN TRIBLE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled82

MARSHALLTOWN

Iowa

BRENT WALKER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

ERIE

Pennsylvania

ISAM ZAKHOUR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

FLORENCE

South Carolina

GREGG HEATLEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

MADISON

Wisconsin

AMIR AGHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled80

ANDERSON

South Carolina

MICHAEL MIYASHIRO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled79

HILO

Hawaii

STEPHEN GOODE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled78

FORT WORTH

Texas