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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
WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,337

DUBLIN

Georgia

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled742

LONG BEACH

California

HARPREET SANDHU M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled656

PORTERVILLE

California

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled598

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled594

EL PASO

Texas

ASHRAF ESKANDER MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled587

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ANOOSHIRAVAN HAMI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled554

ANAHEIM

California

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled540

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled540

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

JAMES PARKS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled521

GAINESVILLE

Georgia

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled491

CALHOUN

Georgia

GOPALAKRISHNA LEELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled473

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

BIKRAMJIT MALHOTRA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled465

DANVILLE

Illinois

FARIBORZ SHAMS D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled464

ANAHEIM

California

DANIEL KLEIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

NEW YORK

New York

TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

TUCKER

Georgia

DIRK SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

VINCENNES

Indiana

BRAHMA GUPTA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled426

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled422

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

VIJAY KUMAR MD,FCCP

Specialist

Claims Filled420

SIMI VALLEY

California

SABAH KADHIUM MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled407

LA VERNE

California

DIMITRY RABKIN M.D.

Otolaryngic Allergy

Claims Filled394

BROOKLYN

New York

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled394

WESTLAND

Michigan

HABIB BASHOURA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled393

LA VERNE

California

MIRALI ZARRABI M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled392

LOS ANGELES

California