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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.92M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 158 of 3238

$40.1M
Retail Cost

Rank: 428 of 3238

401,498
Patients

Rank: 179 of 3238

144,643
Prescribers

Rank: 170 of 3238

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of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 34,811 156,729 $3.28M
New York 28,629 133,318 $2.75M
Texas 29,096 128,137 $2.78M
Illinois 21,297 101,801 $2.27M
Pennsylvania 18,084 93,584 $1.82M
California 20,103 88,601 $1.78M
North Carolina 16,094 83,675 $1.65M
Georgia 13,657 72,318 $1.37M
Ohio 14,422 62,917 $1.47M
Massachusetts 10,870 55,222 $1.05M
Michigan 13,402 51,664 $1.21M
Indiana 10,595 49,728 $1.12M
New Jersey 11,009 48,439 $1.1M
Virginia 9,977 48,387 $964K
South Carolina 9,430 47,433 $966K
Missouri 8,370 43,776 $849K
Alabama 7,861 40,642 $799K
Minnesota 10,024 38,984 $1.06M
Wisconsin 8,467 38,716 $889K
Kentucky 7,398 37,795 $746K
Tennessee 6,954 32,872 $654K
Arkansas 5,443 32,767 $579K
Arizona 7,560 30,083 $666K
Louisiana 5,954 29,743 $533K
Mississippi 4,768 27,746 $468K
Oklahoma 5,021 25,423 $538K
Maryland 5,957 23,825 $554K
Iowa 4,255 21,840 $449K
Connecticut 4,492 21,324 $466K
Washington 5,013 20,499 $423K
Oregon 4,320 18,091 $411K
Nevada 3,886 16,267 $314K
Rhode Island 2,534 15,506 $317K
New Mexico 3,513 15,132 $330K
Colorado 3,563 14,904 $315K
West Virginia 3,018 14,577 $290K
Nebraska 2,467 13,328 $269K
Kansas 2,628 12,697 $252K
Hawaii 2,407 12,461 $212K
Maine 2,586 10,545 $260K
Utah 1,580 6,534 $149K
New Hampshire 1,468 6,528 $151K
Idaho 1,434 6,443 $130K
Delaware 1,531 5,723 $166K
Montana 1,188 5,604 $113K
South Dakota 969 4,760 $99.6K
District of Columbia 739 3,627 $64.4K
North Dakota 815 3,226 $65.6K
Wyoming 411 2,045 $40.7K
Vermont 510 1,897 $48.4K
Alaska 314 1,278 $26.3K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for GLIPIZIDE ER

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HERMAN AYVAZYAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled240

EAST PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

EVANGELIA PAPAGEORGE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled240

HENDERSON

Nevada

ANASTASIA KARAMANIDES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled239

HENDERSON

Nevada

TIM NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

LAS VAGAS

Nevada

NINO VITTORIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled236

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SHREEKANT PATOLIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled235

HOUSTON

Texas

DAVE JAIN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled234

KENNETT

Missouri

CHANDRAKANT SHAH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled234

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS PAGAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled233

TAMPA

Florida

ROBERTO FERNANDEZ BLAY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

LINDA HUDSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled229

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

RICHARD DODD M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled229

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

DUANE GOLOMB MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

COVENTRY

Rhode Island

DAVID WEBBER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

HELENA

Arkansas

JAMES MILLER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled228

BUTLER

Missouri

ROBERTO ORTIZ M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled227

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ALEJANDRO ESPARZA-PEREZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled227

AMHERST

Massachusetts

MIGUEL GARCIA-BLANCO

General Practice

Claims Filled226

HIALEAH

Florida

BURGESE TUREL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

LAUREL

Mississippi

FRANCISCO ROSARIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

NEW YORK

New York

SARAH MATOVU M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled225

MACON

Georgia

JOSE LUNA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

EL PASO

Texas

K. THAMPY M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled224

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MICHAEL GONSALVES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

SUMMERVILLE

Georgia

JACQUELINE PAYNE D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

OLYMPIA FIELDS

Illinois