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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
JITENDRA VASANDANI MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

LUBBOCK

Texas

ROBB SHRADER M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled122

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

KAREN ALLISON

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

NEW YORK

New York

RUTH GONZALEZ

Rheumatology

Claims Filled122

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

PHYLLIS EZE M.D

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

SPRINGFIELD

Illinois

CLAUDIA RICHTER

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

BOSTON

Massachusetts

GLEN MISKO MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled119

WICHITA

Kansas

DAVID GARRETT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

GEETA SHAH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled118

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

LAN SU DMD PHD

Dentist, Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology

Claims Filled117

WESTLAKE VILLAGE

California

EDWARD ROSANELLI M. D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled117

TAMPA

Florida

CUONG-DUNG DO M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled117

WESTMINSTER

California

LEROY PACHECO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled116

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

SUNIR JOSHI M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled116

FT LAUDERDALE

Florida

ROBERTO GARCIA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled115

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

ADAM LISH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled115

BROOKLYN

New York

JAMES CRAVEN M.D.

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled115

ORMOND BEACH

Florida

CHARLES CLAY D.O.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

TAMPA

Florida

CHARLES KING M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled115

TUPELO

Mississippi

RICHARD WATNICK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

ROSEVILLE

Michigan

NIGHAT TAHIR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

ANDERSON

Indiana

JOHN NAIRN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

JASON TOKUNAGA MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

HONOLULU

Hawaii

JESS WHITSON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled114

DALLAS

Texas

JEFFREY ZINK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled113

CINCINNATI

Ohio