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GLIPIZIDE ER

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glipizide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glipizide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.77M
Medicare Part D Claims
$44.6M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 163,934 $3.32M
Texas 138,517 $3.24M
New York 135,795 $2.82M
Illinois 121,707 $2.66M
Pennsylvania 94,873 $1.96M
North Carolina 93,171 $1.93M
Georgia 81,060 $1.69M
California 75,766 $1.5M
Ohio 68,479 $1.7M
Indiana 60,235 $1.4M
Virginia 57,642 $1.27M
South Carolina 54,108 $1.11M
New Jersey 50,111 $1.12M
Minnesota 49,760 $1.24M
Missouri 49,642 $1.03M
Kentucky 48,906 $1.06M
Alabama 46,905 $951K
Massachusetts 46,515 $884K
Michigan 45,062 $1.15M
Wisconsin 41,926 $929K
Puerto Rico 40,189 $852K
Louisiana 35,026 $664K
Tennessee 34,170 $715K
Arkansas 32,939 $660K
Arizona 31,832 $666K
Mississippi 31,340 $592K
Oklahoma 27,802 $644K
Iowa 27,480 $543K
Maryland 25,167 $616K
Washington 24,565 $546K
Oregon 23,010 $492K
Connecticut 22,089 $461K
Colorado 18,450 $416K
New Mexico 17,426 $376K
West Virginia 16,951 $376K
Nebraska 16,671 $342K
Rhode Island 16,061 $331K
Kansas 14,614 $317K
Nevada 13,762 $268K
Hawaii 13,133 $251K
Idaho 8,404 $187K
Maine 8,230 $212K
Utah 8,179 $193K
Montana 7,043 $147K
South Dakota 6,304 $133K
New Hampshire 6,013 $145K
Delaware 5,289 $141K
North Dakota 5,240 $121K
District of Columbia 3,637 $65.8K
Vermont 2,848 $74.2K
Wyoming 2,786 $60.7K
Alaska 1,442 $30.7K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GLIPIZIDE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
PHILIP NICOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled655

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

KAVITHA TALLAPANENI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled526

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

CARMEL BARRAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled491

MIAMI

Florida

SERGIO PENAHERRERA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled471

YUMA

Arizona

ROBERT CURRIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled462

GALESBURG

Illinois

YONG CHUN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled454

CHICAGO

Illinois

BENEDICTO SANPEDRO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled426

LAKE WORTH

Florida

ROSLYN COLLINS APN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled399

LAS VEGAS

Nevada

PETER CHOU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled398

CHICAGO

Illinois

JORGE GUZMAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled398

EL PASO

Texas

AHMAD SHAFI MD

General Practice

Claims Filled390

WAHIAWA

Hawaii

CARLOS ROMERO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled389

LAKELAND

Florida

ZUHAIR YAHYA M.D

Specialist

Claims Filled388

SAN DIMAS

California

CARLOS PAGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

TAMPA

Florida

MUHAMMAD REHAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled377

MACON

Georgia

CARLOS RIVERA MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled376

MIAMI

Florida

J. DAVID HURTADO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled370

PHOENIX

Arizona

SAMUEL YEBOAH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled370

ANDERSON

South Carolina

SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled369

OSCEOLA

Arkansas

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled369

MIAMI

Florida

CHARLIE SONIDO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled364

WAIPAHU

Hawaii

MARY JANE CASTRO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

NEDERLAND

Texas

IRWIN JACOBSON DO

General Practice

Claims Filled343

PHILA

Pennsylvania

EMMANUEL YIRENKYI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

UNION

South Carolina

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana