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PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

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*This description is for related drug Phenylephrine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6,666
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1425 of 3362

$115K
Retail Cost

Rank: 2015 of 3362

6,156
Patients

Rank: 1065 of 3362

340
Prescribers

Rank: 1962 of 3362

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

23%

of people say

it worked well

10%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

7,835

2011

8,619

2012

10.2K

2013

6,668

2014

2,534

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$94.7K

2011

$105K

2012

$153K

2013

$115K

2014

$58.9K

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$9

2011

$10

2012

$9

2013

$11

2014

$13

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
California 5,178 5,546 $87K
Illinois 200 215 $3,479
Pennsylvania 176 191 $3,188
New York 105 127 $6,665
Arizona 97 99 $1,920
Maryland 77 79 $1,423
New Hampshire 68 71 $1,243
Florida 31 52 $1,820
Wisconsin 24 33 $518
Michigan 30 31 $687
Georgia 11 29 $862
South Carolina 23 23 $498
Tennessee 16 19 $272
Texas 12 19 $615
Virginia 12 17 $555
Massachusetts 11 15 $416
Ohio 13 $451
North Carolina 12 12 $522
Minnesota 11 $357
Vermont 11 11 $152
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 »

Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for PHENYLEPHRINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LILI TSENG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled200

GODFREY

Illinois

WILLIAM CHANG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

REDWOOD CITY

California

SHAUN BRIERLY MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled183

SANTA ROSA

California

RICHARD FENTZKE MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled173

ROSEVILLE

California

WILLIAM MCCLANAHAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled158

SACRAMENTO

California

SEAN BAKER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled158

LINCOLN

California

PATRICK TSO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled156

FREMONT

California

GEORGE WATSON M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled149

WARREN

Pennsylvania

MATTHEW CARNAHAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled143

ROSEVILLE

California

EMIL SHIEH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled138

SANTA ROSA

California

BONNIE QUIROZ M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled137

SACRAMENTO

California

RONALD TAMARU MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled134

FOLSOM

California

RICHARD ALVARADO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled131

SAN RAFAEL

California

MICHELE TODMAN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled130

ROSEVILLE

California

DAVID WONG MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled128

FRESNO

California

LOUIS KLIEGER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled126

RANCHO CORDOVA

California

JOHN CHAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled126

UNION CITY

California

MARK REZAC MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled123

STOCKTON

California

SCOTT MCFARLAND MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled122

LINCOLN

California

DANITA TOM MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

ORANGE

California

KATHY KOH MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled121

LINCOLN

California

CLARISSA TENDERO MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled119

SACRAMENTO

California

MARK DRABKIN MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled117

SACRAMENTO

California

ALICE CHENG-BENNETT MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled115

SAN RAFAEL

California

CHERI LENG M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled109

ROSEVILLE

California