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Prescriber Checkup » IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE


Ipratropium oral inhalation is used to prevent wheezing, shortness of breath, coughing, and chest tightness in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD; a group of diseases that affect the lungs and airways) such as chronic bronchitis (swelling of the air passages that lead to the lungs) and emphysema (damage to the air sacs in the lungs). Ipratropium is in a class of medications called bronchodilators. It works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. More info »

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

Medicare Part D Claims
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 104,656 $2.17M
New York 66,224 $1.41M
Florida 65,764 $1.56M
Texas 43,309 $1.02M
Ohio 37,222 $841K
Pennsylvania 34,256 $824K
Illinois 29,071 $629K
Michigan 26,584 $589K
Georgia 25,145 $543K
New Jersey 22,118 $522K
North Carolina 21,859 $584K
Tennessee 19,401 $402K
Virginia 17,574 $404K
Missouri 16,907 $396K
Washington 16,025 $404K
Indiana 15,194 $366K
Massachusetts 14,808 $351K
Wisconsin 14,026 $332K
Alabama 12,425 $279K
Arizona 12,272 $299K
Kentucky 11,921 $262K
Louisiana 11,099 $234K
Minnesota 11,087 $248K
Oregon 10,840 $263K
Maryland 10,787 $247K
Iowa 10,522 $215K
Colorado 10,054 $250K
South Carolina 9,331 $228K
Nebraska 8,433 $166K
Kansas 8,376 $185K
Oklahoma 7,185 $188K
Connecticut 6,405 $154K
Mississippi 6,379 $143K
Nevada 6,025 $119K
Arkansas 5,528 $122K
West Virginia 5,258 $117K
South Dakota 3,643 $80K
Idaho 3,435 $76.9K
Utah 3,401 $82.9K
New Mexico 3,013 $73.3K
Rhode Island 2,891 $63.9K
Maine 2,875 $73.1K
New Hampshire 2,747 $74.6K
North Dakota 2,156 $45.7K
Montana 2,113 $46.6K
Delaware 2,066 $55K
Hawaii 1,940 $53.6K
Vermont 1,269 $31.2K
District of Columbia 954 $19.8K
Wyoming 888 $20.3K
Alaska 758 $20.8K
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 »

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