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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. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

824K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 261 of 3238

$22.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 574 of 3238

241,730
Patients

Rank: 252 of 3238

48,314
Prescribers

Rank: 392 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 18,527 75,131 $1.96M
New York 16,090 58,818 $1.82M
Florida 19,561 58,754 $1.41M
Ohio 13,913 47,750 $1.29M
California 14,674 47,567 $1.19M
Texas 16,572 44,482 $1.43M
Illinois 11,606 42,041 $1.06M
New Jersey 8,625 34,891 $821K
Indiana 7,889 25,574 $747K
Wisconsin 5,371 24,392 $679K
North Carolina 8,625 24,068 $751K
Missouri 6,565 22,479 $564K
Massachusetts 7,922 21,479 $580K
Tennessee 6,537 20,898 $484K
Michigan 5,827 19,342 $649K
Kentucky 5,610 18,760 $488K
Minnesota 3,574 15,413 $571K
Virginia 4,191 15,229 $415K
Iowa 3,055 14,815 $418K
Maryland 4,513 14,615 $333K
Connecticut 5,469 14,492 $411K
Kansas 3,167 13,531 $369K
Georgia 4,130 12,473 $318K
Washington 3,131 11,283 $319K
Colorado 3,169 10,142 $275K
Alabama 3,740 10,091 $343K
Louisiana 3,425 9,954 $358K
South Carolina 3,254 9,888 $304K
Arizona 1,972 7,373 $201K
Arkansas 1,984 7,129 $179K
West Virginia 1,895 6,618 $189K
Oklahoma 2,512 6,496 $265K
Maine 1,650 5,662 $202K
Nebraska 1,219 5,231 $140K
Mississippi 1,987 5,190 $179K
Rhode Island 1,613 5,126 $119K
Oregon 1,428 4,767 $162K
New Hampshire 1,348 4,728 $154K
South Dakota 837 4,011 $145K
North Dakota 877 3,632 $122K
Montana 735 3,300 $93.9K
Idaho 803 2,967 $80.5K
Delaware 716 2,631 $57.8K
New Mexico 687 2,139 $63.2K
Vermont 546 2,070 $55.9K
Nevada 662 1,924 $47.1K
Utah 332 1,518 $36.1K
Wyoming 262 1,053 $34.5K
Hawaii 395 805 $32.6K
District of Columbia 198 693 $16.2K
Alaska 104 355 $14K
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 IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAVID APGAR D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled381

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

KYLE DETTBARN MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled379

EAU CLAIRE

Wisconsin

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled378

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MARGARET DAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled378

OXFORD

New York

SUSAN BERNER M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled377

WEST CHESTER

Ohio

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled374

BRANDON

Mississippi

KIMBERLY MANGANARO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled372

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

DAVID BUTLER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled371

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

RODERICK NASSIF DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

FORT MYERS

Florida

DIETER MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled369

AUSTIN

Texas

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled368

COLUMBIA

Missouri

STEVEN WARREN MD DPA

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled366

BOUNTIFUL

Utah

CHANDAN CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled365

ROSEVILLE

California

JOHN GAMBINO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled365

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

JOAQUIN MENDEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

MICHELLE VANDORN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled364

BELLEVILLE

Illinois

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

LUFKIN

Texas

MUNAWAR HAIDER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

BEDFORD

Texas

ARKADY MASSEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled359

HAYWARD

California

LOU ANNE ZIBAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled359

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

CHARLES MAXVILL DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled358

EULESS

Texas

CECILIA CELESTINO M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled357

CLINTON

New Jersey

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled354

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

MICHAEL MERCADO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled353

WINTER GARDEN

Florida