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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 2015

292K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 459 of 3395

$31.5M
Retail Cost

Rank: 552 of 3395

80,575
Patients

Rank: 459 of 3395

40,669
Prescribers

Rank: 452 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

197K

2011

224K

2012

246K

2013

279K

2014

292K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12.3M

2011

$14.9M

2012

$19M

2013

$24.4M

2014

$31.5M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$65

2011

$76

2012

$77

2013

$84

2014

$105

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 9,159 29,985 $3.29M
New York 7,900 29,122 $2.73M
Florida 6,059 19,702 $2.13M
Texas 5,346 18,408 $1.94M
Pennsylvania 3,935 14,242 $1.53M
Ohio 3,232 11,958 $1.45M
Illinois 2,777 10,002 $1.06M
Indiana 2,614 9,847 $1.21M
Michigan 2,732 9,340 $1.04M
New Jersey 2,652 8,905 $871K
Massachusetts 2,343 8,680 $873K
Georgia 2,401 8,579 $838K
North Carolina 2,289 8,552 $879K
Tennessee 1,864 6,657 $783K
Virginia 1,700 5,999 $653K
Missouri 1,431 5,891 $621K
Arizona 1,688 5,530 $632K
Washington 1,430 5,274 $648K
Minnesota 1,419 5,184 $694K
Alabama 1,304 4,792 $513K
Wisconsin 1,267 4,595 $502K
Kentucky 1,191 4,540 $498K
Colorado 1,148 4,004 $496K
Louisiana 1,002 3,753 $382K
Maryland 1,183 3,725 $409K
Connecticut 1,099 3,670 $349K
Oregon 898 3,346 $410K
Oklahoma 897 3,277 $423K
South Carolina 1,045 3,210 $309K
Iowa 735 3,046 $315K
Mississippi 692 2,841 $269K
Arkansas 655 2,805 $287K
Kansas 702 2,633 $277K
West Virginia 513 2,063 $226K
Nebraska 361 1,536 $141K
Utah 476 1,527 $190K
New Mexico 415 1,500 $205K
New Hampshire 418 1,420 $141K
Nevada 471 1,380 $143K
Idaho 362 1,360 $163K
Hawaii 413 1,335 $136K
Montana 263 1,084 $130K
Maine 275 936 $90.3K
Rhode Island 220 865 $72.9K
North Dakota 170 707 $86.5K
South Dakota 197 705 $79.5K
Delaware 223 678 $90.3K
Vermont 170 564 $61.6K
Wyoming 71 308 $33.9K
District of Columbia 89 275 $28.5K
Alaska 40 264 $22.8K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
RONALD FELLMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled164

DALLAS

Texas

MICHAEL BRIT

Rheumatology

Claims Filled162

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ROBERT ROTHSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled159

FOREST HILLS

New York

STEVEN NEUCKS MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled155

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

CHERYL KHANNA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled155

ROCHESTER

Minnesota

VALERIA RUBINSTEIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled154

NEW YORK

New York

JONATHAN WINARKO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled153

IRVINE

California

JAMES FLEISCHMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled151

WESTON

Florida

GEOFFREY EMERICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled151

FARMINGTON

Connecticut

SHELDON RABIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled150

FLUSHING

New York

NAZARETH DARAKJIAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

LOS ANGELES

California

LEON HUPPERT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled148

LAKEWOOD

New Jersey

ASSUMPTA MADU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled147

BRONX

New York

PETER DEBRY M.D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled146

HENDERSON

Nevada

RAJESH KATARIA DO

Rheumatology

Claims Filled145

WHEELERSBURG

Ohio

DAVID GODFREY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled145

DALLAS

Texas

ERVIN FANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled144

LOS ANGELES

California

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

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled144

CHESTNUT HILL

Massachusetts

RONALD MCFARLAND M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

ISAM DIAB MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled141

MIDDLEBURG HTS

Ohio

SCOTT DEROSSI DMD

Oral Maxillofacial Surgery

Claims Filled141

AUGUSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL KOREY M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled140

CHICAGO

Illinois

ROBERT RITCH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled140

NEW YORK

New York

OMAR MOBIN-UDDIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled139

NEW BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

CHARLES TEITELBAUM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled138

SYRACUSE

New York