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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

222K
Medicare Part D Claims
$14.8M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 24,532 $1.76M
New York 21,718 $1.06M
Florida 14,751 $908K
Texas 12,886 $922K
Pennsylvania 11,114 $752K
Ohio 10,394 $722K
New Jersey 7,340 $401K
Illinois 7,134 $475K
Indiana 6,951 $581K
Michigan 6,447 $446K
Georgia 6,418 $400K
Massachusetts 6,282 $337K
North Carolina 5,844 $420K
Tennessee 4,750 $384K
Virginia 4,692 $325K
Arizona 4,655 $355K
Missouri 4,441 $312K
Minnesota 4,174 $280K
Washington 4,041 $308K
Kentucky 3,638 $240K
Louisiana 3,607 $223K
Wisconsin 3,341 $218K
Colorado 3,081 $232K
Alabama 2,990 $182K
Mississippi 2,671 $177K
Oregon 2,634 $197K
Maryland 2,631 $186K
Oklahoma 2,631 $200K
Connecticut 2,437 $140K
Arkansas 2,390 $153K
Kansas 2,343 $173K
South Carolina 2,216 $145K
Iowa 2,168 $136K
West Virginia 1,625 $128K
Hawaii 1,328 $66.2K
New Mexico 1,237 $120K
Nebraska 1,140 $72.4K
Idaho 1,091 $79.7K
Nevada 1,084 $81.9K
Utah 1,007 $85.2K
New Hampshire 936 $56.3K
Maine 759 $42.2K
Montana 725 $58.2K
South Dakota 595 $38.3K
Rhode Island 584 $32.8K
Delaware 573 $47.1K
Vermont 538 $31.3K
North Dakota 503 $31K
District of Columbia 290 $19.3K
Wyoming 256 $19K
Alaska 156 $13.5K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PILOCARPINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AMIR AGHA MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled89

ANDERSON

South Carolina

GEORGE LESSER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

ROYAL OAK

Michigan

JOSEPH HOSNER M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled88

KALAMAZOO

Michigan

GWENDOLYN ROTHMAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled88

SAN FRANCISCO

California

DAVID KIELAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled87

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

KENNETH MARGULES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled86

ZION

Illinois

DOROTHY HORNS MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

EDINA

Minnesota

JOHN OGRADY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

SAGINAW

Michigan

GREGORY HARMON MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

NEW YORK

New York

OMAR DUKAR M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

EVANSVILLE

Indiana

STEPHEN SOLOWAY M.D.,FACP.,FACR.,CCD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled85

VINELAND

New Jersey

MABI SINGH DMD

Dentist

Claims Filled85

WORCESTER

Massachusetts

KENNETH NOVAK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

UTICA

New York

RONALD FELLMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled85

DALLAS

Texas

RAMESH AYYALA M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

JULIO ORTIZ MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN NAIRN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

WEST MIFFLIN

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN HUDOCK MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled84

SAYRE

Pennsylvania

GREGG HEATLEY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled83

MADISON

Wisconsin

PAUL FRANK M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled83

NEW YORK

New York

GUY ANGELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled81

HOLLYWOOD

Florida

KATHLEEN LAMPING MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

SOUTH EUCLID

Ohio

SCOTT HARTZELL MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

LEWISBURG

Pennsylvania

POOJA BANERJEE MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled81

DALLAS

Texas

JEREMY CHESS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled81

BRONX

New York