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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 2015

924K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 254 of 3395

$19.4M
Retail Cost

Rank: 718 of 3395

274,026
Patients

Rank: 247 of 3395

50,117
Prescribers

Rank: 406 of 3395

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Pennsylvania 20,226 74,796 $1.56M
Florida 21,843 67,128 $1.15M
New York 18,993 67,040 $1.51M
California 18,021 60,489 $1.25M
Ohio 15,972 53,431 $1.15M
Texas 19,055 51,053 $1.27M
Illinois 13,688 47,499 $882K
New Jersey 9,370 37,913 $625K
North Carolina 10,292 27,862 $637K
Indiana 8,228 26,684 $567K
Missouri 7,920 26,361 $511K
Michigan 6,912 25,938 $578K
Wisconsin 5,538 25,402 $499K
Massachusetts 8,698 22,670 $489K
Tennessee 6,526 22,292 $418K
Kentucky 5,761 20,032 $416K
Virginia 4,951 18,238 $339K
Maryland 5,258 17,973 $298K
Iowa 3,834 17,797 $354K
Georgia 5,424 17,199 $289K
Minnesota 3,929 16,374 $413K
Connecticut 6,134 15,613 $337K
Kansas 3,509 15,245 $303K
Alabama 4,699 13,500 $333K
Louisiana 3,774 10,796 $300K
Washington 3,305 10,770 $240K
Colorado 3,417 10,034 $213K
South Carolina 3,044 9,031 $212K
Oklahoma 3,125 8,046 $249K
Nebraska 2,032 7,903 $164K
Arkansas 2,441 7,864 $153K
Arizona 2,196 7,509 $163K
West Virginia 2,000 6,867 $153K
Mississippi 2,501 6,825 $184K
New Hampshire 1,594 5,441 $143K
Maine 1,528 4,804 $150K
Rhode Island 1,640 4,752 $94.3K
Oregon 1,498 4,702 $124K
South Dakota 984 4,428 $114K
North Dakota 866 3,752 $88.1K
Nevada 913 3,387 $58.9K
Montana 795 3,191 $67.7K
Idaho 719 2,940 $68K
New Mexico 889 2,679 $66.5K
Delaware 635 2,571 $39.2K
Vermont 537 2,135 $47.1K
Utah 391 1,564 $31.1K
Wyoming 370 1,405 $33.2K
District of Columbia 267 1,224 $20K
Hawaii 375 815 $24.7K
Alaska 91 308 $6,725
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
BRAHMA GUPTA M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled328

CHICAGO

Illinois

EFRAIN TORRES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled327

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

CLIFFORD GARVIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled327

DENISON

Texas

TONY TANG M. D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled325

ST. LOUIS

Missouri

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled325

BOERNE

Texas

LARRY RUSSELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

HENDERSONVILLE

North Carolina

WILLIAM ANDERSON DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

GORE

Oklahoma

RON RANKIN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled322

AMARILLO

Texas

CHAN PARK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled321

SLATERSVILLE

Rhode Island

ANANT LODHIA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled321

SACRAMENTO

California

ROY GADIOMA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled320

WHITE PLAINS

New York

ALEXANDER FRANK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

WILLIAM HANEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled319

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

OSAWARU OMORUYI M.D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled319

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

RAFAEL RONDON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

TAMPA

Florida

JOSEPH ANQUILLARE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled318

HARTFORD

Connecticut

VORBES ALEGER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled318

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

BOYDE HARRISON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled317

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

DINESH GANDHI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled316

DECATUR

Alabama

MACDONALD DUBOSE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled316

SUMTER

South Carolina

SOROUSH BEHNAM MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled312

DALLAS

Texas

FIROOZEH KAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled311

WEBSTER

Texas

CHARLES HARDIN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled311

SALYERSVILLE

Kentucky

NEETA NAYAK MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled310

DALLAS

Texas

AMBRYAN WHITE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled310

MILTON

West Virginia