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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 »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

642K
Medicare Part D Claims
$19.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 105,653 $2.22M
New York 69,148 $1.61M
Florida 63,882 $1.57M
Texas 46,992 $1.26M
Ohio 44,033 $1.07M
Pennsylvania 36,393 $881K
Illinois 30,502 $673K
Georgia 25,941 $572K
Michigan 23,270 $563K
New Jersey 22,789 $479K
North Carolina 21,373 $592K
Tennessee 20,815 $453K
Missouri 18,485 $437K
Virginia 17,556 $424K
Wisconsin 16,913 $432K
Indiana 16,444 $416K
Kentucky 15,821 $345K
Washington 15,442 $413K
Massachusetts 13,880 $343K
Alabama 13,010 $315K
Maryland 11,394 $261K
Arizona 11,383 $277K
Minnesota 10,821 $263K
Louisiana 10,777 $248K
Iowa 10,725 $244K
Kansas 10,124 $230K
Oregon 9,899 $241K
Colorado 9,529 $251K
South Carolina 8,877 $230K
Nebraska 8,671 $182K
Oklahoma 7,340 $205K
Mississippi 6,318 $164K
Nevada 5,683 $126K
Connecticut 5,648 $142K
Arkansas 5,526 $127K
West Virginia 5,183 $117K
South Dakota 4,624 $108K
Idaho 3,366 $83.9K
Maine 2,926 $73.6K
Utah 2,901 $75K
North Dakota 2,874 $67.4K
New Hampshire 2,802 $77K
New Mexico 2,798 $74.7K
Rhode Island 2,475 $57.5K
Montana 2,265 $56.2K
Delaware 1,919 $53.4K
Hawaii 1,664 $51.5K
Vermont 1,157 $28.2K
District of Columbia 1,115 $22.9K
Wyoming 785 $20.1K
Alaska 657 $22.1K
Puerto Rico 321 $7,046
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 IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CLARA ROMAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled233

CASSELBERRY

Florida

YULIONAS GAYAUSKAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

LOS ANGELES

California

RENANTE IGNACIO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled231

OSWEGO

New York

BORIS BENTSIANOV MD

Otolaryngology

Claims Filled230

BROOKLYN

New York

THIPPESWAMY CHANNAPATI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled229

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

PAUL OCZYPOK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

NICHOLAS DODGE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

DUNMORE

Pennsylvania

GARY PROFFETT M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled227

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

MARTIN KLAHR M.D.

Claims Filled227

STATEN ISLAND

New York

MICHAEL APPLEFIELD D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled226

WEST BLOOMFIELD

Michigan

KAI CHUNG MD

General Practice

Claims Filled225

VINELAND

New Jersey

JOHN POTOMSKI DO CMA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled225

MELBOURNE

Florida

JIBRAIL KASPERKHAN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled224

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

RIAZ CHAUDHRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

JENA

Louisiana

DAVID GU D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled222

ALHAMBRA

California

NEIMAN ODEH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

GENOA

Ohio

FLORANTE MANCAO MD

Claims Filled222

WICHITA

Kansas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

FORT WORTH

Texas

PAUL DEVORE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled221

HYATTSVILLE

Maryland

MICHAEL REEVES MD

General Practice

Claims Filled220

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled220

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

WALLACE DUFF, M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled220

OMAHA

Nebraska

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled219

GALAX

Virginia

ALI HADADZ MD

General Practice

Claims Filled218

BEVERLY HILLS

California

BRIAN MITCHELL MD

Specialist

Claims Filled217

BOCA RATON

Florida