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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
MICHAEL TORCHIA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled352

COLUMBIA

Pennsylvania

THOMAS VAN DEN DRIESSCHE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled351

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled349

WESTLAND

Michigan

JOHN NELSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled349

HICKORY

North Carolina

MICHAEL GILHOOLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

SCRANTON

Pennsylvania

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled347

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

OHMAR WIN M.D, M.S

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled347

LUBBOCK

Texas

ARUNPAL SEHGAL M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled344

LONG BEACH

California

KENNETH LANDIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled343

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

LEONARD LARSON MD

Occupational Medicine

Claims Filled342

KANSAS CITY

Kansas

JEAN SUMNER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled340

SANDERSVILLE

Georgia

ALBERT FORD M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled339

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

SOURYA MAHAPATRA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled338

NASHUA

New Hampshire

LIAM FRY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

AUSTIN

Texas

JAMES DEMIDOVICH DO

General Practice

Claims Filled335

CANFIELD

Ohio

JOHN CAMPBELL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled334

KENTWOOD

Michigan

YOGINDRA BALHARA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled333

CHAMBERSBURG

Pennsylvania

JAIKUMAR RAVUNNIARATH MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled332

YONKERS

New York

HARNATH CLERK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled330

NEWFANE

New York

STEPHEN EVANS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled330

BUFFALO

New York

JAMES SIMCOE MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled330

NORWICH

New York

RAOUF KODSY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled329

UTICA

New York

MARY ANN LILLIG D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

KANSAS CITY

Missouri

ALBERT EDANO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled329

BROOKLYN

New York

MICKEY SHARMA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled328

GARNERVILLE

New York