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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

The combination of albuterol and ipratropium is used to prevent wheezing, difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and coughing 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). Albuterol and ipratropium combination is used by people whose symptoms have not been controlled by a single inhaled medication. Albuterol and ipratropium are in a class of medications called bronchodilators. Albuterol and ipratropium combination works by relaxing and opening the air passages to the lungs to make breathing easier. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

363K
Medicare Part D Claims
$22.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 57,408 $1.85M
New York 37,953 $1.65M
Florida 36,259 $1.14M
California 33,515 $1.17M
Ohio 32,224 $1.19M
Illinois 31,156 $916K
Texas 23,682 $1.06M
New Jersey 22,951 $703K
Massachusetts 22,090 $877K
North Carolina 20,580 $854K
Indiana 19,384 $785K
Missouri 17,679 $604K
Minnesota 16,128 $680K
Kentucky 15,839 $550K
Wisconsin 13,775 $498K
Iowa 13,197 $480K
Tennessee 13,179 $438K
Connecticut 13,079 $502K
Maryland 11,337 $377K
Michigan 11,321 $528K
Virginia 11,215 $376K
Colorado 9,250 $338K
Washington 9,045 $369K
Kansas 9,043 $351K
Arizona 8,592 $279K
South Carolina 8,099 $314K
Georgia 7,176 $264K
Arkansas 6,038 $217K
Maine 5,846 $213K
Louisiana 5,807 $246K
Oklahoma 5,669 $319K
Alabama 5,457 $261K
West Virginia 4,922 $194K
New Hampshire 4,705 $170K
Nebraska 4,520 $167K
Oregon 4,303 $206K
Mississippi 4,151 $167K
Rhode Island 4,041 $131K
Montana 3,211 $115K
North Dakota 2,606 $104K
Idaho 2,547 $97.4K
South Dakota 2,413 $111K
Vermont 2,369 $91.7K
Nevada 2,296 $107K
New Mexico 2,214 $84.2K
Delaware 2,183 $64.5K
Utah 1,308 $59.8K
Wyoming 1,242 $53.4K
Hawaii 1,029 $52.2K
District of Columbia 507 $16.6K
Alaska 367 $21.8K
Puerto Rico 87 $2,947
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-ALBUTEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ROBERTO RUIZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled388

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

VINCENT DILELLA DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

DUNEDIN

Florida

DAVID DUNDEE MD, CMD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled385

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

MONICA VANDIVORT M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled383

HEREFORD

Arizona

MARC RAAD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Nursing Custodial Care Facilities, Skilled Nursing Facility

Claims Filled374

CINCINNATI

Ohio

ROBERT CONNER DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled372

DES MOINES

Iowa

GUILLERMO CASTILLO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled364

SAN DIEGO

California

JOHN CORDER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled364

HICKORY

North Carolina

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

LORAIN

Ohio

MARIA-DORINA SEVILLA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled345

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JEFFREY AMIDON D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled344

ROME

New York

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled342

CINCINNATI

Ohio

HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

JOSEPH BRENES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled337

WOLCOTT

Connecticut

ERIC SOHN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled336

SPOKANE

Washington

MARC MANIGAT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled336

WRENTHAM

Massachusetts

PRAVINCHANDRA PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled335

QUINCY

Illinois

JANE SILVA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

NORTH WALTHAM

Massachusetts

ALBERT EDANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

BROOKLYN

New York

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

HICKORY

North Carolina

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled328

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

BUSHNELL

Florida

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

MIDWEST CITY

Oklahoma

MHAMAD JIBRINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

CINCINNATI

Ohio