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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

IPRATROPIUM/ALBUTEROL SULFATE

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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

895K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 257 of 3362

$20.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 628 of 3362

259,544
Patients

Rank: 253 of 3362

50,358
Prescribers

Rank: 407 of 3362

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

605K

2011

692K

2012

824K

2013

895K

2014

925K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$22.4M

2011

$22.4M

2012

$22.9M

2013

$20.9M

2014

$19.4M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$36

2011

$34

2012

$29

2013

$31

2014

$28

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 19,451 77,504 $1.71M
New York 18,162 66,972 $1.64M
Florida 20,556 63,913 $1.23M
California 15,743 55,446 $1.24M
Ohio 15,019 52,095 $1.17M
Texas 17,562 47,182 $1.33M
Illinois 13,480 46,938 $1.03M
New Jersey 9,415 39,106 $767K
Indiana 8,394 27,948 $649K
North Carolina 9,558 27,262 $719K
Wisconsin 5,572 25,758 $599K
Missouri 7,333 24,729 $528K
Tennessee 6,881 23,349 $442K
Michigan 6,257 23,306 $587K
Massachusetts 8,065 22,280 $516K
Kentucky 5,864 20,161 $430K
Maryland 4,909 16,151 $286K
Virginia 4,457 15,798 $336K
Connecticut 5,966 15,590 $359K
Minnesota 3,833 15,475 $546K
Georgia 4,689 15,313 $297K
Iowa 3,345 15,106 $397K
Kansas 3,373 14,114 $315K
Alabama 4,290 12,167 $342K
Washington 3,169 10,963 $272K
Louisiana 3,570 10,178 $282K
Colorado 3,302 10,131 $221K
South Carolina 3,213 9,916 $242K
Arizona 2,084 7,852 $184K
Arkansas 2,084 7,616 $165K
Oklahoma 2,768 7,287 $262K
West Virginia 1,998 6,800 $161K
Nebraska 1,568 5,887 $154K
Mississippi 2,186 5,578 $167K
Maine 1,599 5,245 $154K
Oregon 1,498 4,888 $145K
Rhode Island 1,616 4,870 $106K
New Hampshire 1,355 4,732 $117K
South Dakota 895 4,144 $133K
North Dakota 894 3,798 $116K
Montana 759 3,190 $83.7K
Idaho 686 2,793 $69.4K
Delaware 692 2,703 $47.1K
Nevada 764 2,664 $53K
New Mexico 804 2,412 $67.3K
Vermont 542 2,351 $57.2K
Utah 394 1,839 $41K
Wyoming 346 1,446 $37.7K
District of Columbia 268 1,077 $19.2K
Hawaii 400 830 $26.9K
Alaska 117 353 $10K
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. The data for 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 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 IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
HAO HUANG M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled438

CRANSTON

Rhode Island

REZIUDDIN SIDDIQUE M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled437

MCKINNEY

Texas

EDWARD CHRISTY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled434

DAVISON

Michigan

KENNETH LANDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled432

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

NICHOLAS PAPANOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

PARK RIDGE

Illinois

THOMAS LAMPONE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

GULF BREEZE

Florida

JAVED YOUSAF M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled432

PARAMUS

New Jersey

ANILKUMAR DONIPARTHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled430

WAUWATOSA

Wisconsin

ARUNPAL SEHGAL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled430

LONG BEACH

California

MATTHEW PENDER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

CAMBRIDGE

New York

ERIC HILGEFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled429

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

WARREN PIERCE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

HOFFMAN ESTATES

Illinois

RAJESH AGARWAL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled426

MAYFIELD HEIGHTS

Ohio

HOSAM KAMEL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled426

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ALEXANDER CHAN MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled420

TURLOCK

California

BRAHMA GUPTA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled420

CHICAGO

Illinois

KYLE DETTBARN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled420

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

ALBERT FORD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled419

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

RODERICK NASSIF DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled419

FORT MYERS

Florida

DAVID SAMARA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled418

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

MARY ANN LILLIG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled414

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

SUREKHA VETSA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

SUNNYVALE

California

MICHAEL ROMAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

AUSTIN

Texas

RIFFAT MAHMUD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled407

YORK

Pennsylvania

KIRK SMITH DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled405

MIDDLETOWN

Ohio