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CLONIDINE HCL

Clonidine is used alone or in combination with other medications to treat high blood pressure. Clonidine is in a class of medications called centrally acting alpha-agonist hypotensive agents. It works by decreasing your heart rate and relaxing the blood vessels so that blood can flow more easily through the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

3.99M
Medicare Part D Claims
$41.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 448,430 $4.46M
Florida 406,598 $3.31M
Texas 357,692 $3.27M
New York 199,708 $1.88M
Ohio 196,506 $1.91M
Georgia 191,579 $1.67M
North Carolina 177,670 $1.57M
Pennsylvania 176,300 $1.52M
Tennessee 173,684 $1.51M
Alabama 166,077 $1.41M
Illinois 159,330 $1.44M
Louisiana 127,298 $1.16M
Michigan 123,272 $1.2M
Virginia 113,411 $1.06M
Missouri 111,112 $966K
Mississippi 103,494 $831K
Kentucky 100,479 $887K
Indiana 96,218 $868K
New Jersey 91,430 $856K
South Carolina 82,996 $732K
Oklahoma 82,383 $750K
Arkansas 78,979 $672K
Arizona 75,926 $655K
Massachusetts 67,607 $536K
Puerto Rico 65,069 $492K
Wisconsin 61,444 $553K
Maryland 56,431 $606K
Washington 49,696 $434K
Oregon 49,664 $453K
West Virginia 46,351 $414K
Minnesota 43,049 $400K
Kansas 39,585 $346K
Iowa 35,041 $274K
Colorado 31,765 $292K
Nebraska 29,345 $227K
Nevada 27,656 $244K
New Mexico 23,424 $204K
Connecticut 16,636 $136K
Idaho 16,320 $144K
Maine 14,295 $122K
Utah 12,541 $103K
New Hampshire 9,952 $83.7K
District of Columbia 9,826 $105K
Rhode Island 9,278 $72.6K
Montana 8,894 $78.2K
Delaware 8,332 $86.4K
South Dakota 8,131 $72.3K
Hawaii 6,877 $67.8K
North Dakota 6,559 $60K
Vermont 3,723 $30.5K
Alaska 3,646 $30.8K
Wyoming 3,314 $27K
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2011 includes nearly 1.2 billion prescriptions written by 1.6 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 364,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. About three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »


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Top prescribers for CLONIDINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ELBERT HINES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled464

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled463

HENDERSON

North Carolina

NED BEISER D.O

Family Medicine

Claims Filled461

DALLAS

Texas

CRAIG ROGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled460

ROCKFORD

Illinois

MICHAEL LINK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled456

KISSIMMEE

Florida

HUGH WILLIAMS MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled455

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled455

LOS ANGELES

California

JUNE DEFAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled453

MIAMI

Florida

MILTON HOBBS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled451

OXFORD

Mississippi

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled451

BECKLEY

West Virginia

JULIO FERNANDEZ-BOMBINO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled450

HIALEAH

Florida

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled448

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

AMRITA YEARWOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled447

EVERGREEN

Alabama

DALE GOINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled443

HOPE

Arkansas

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled442

BROOKLYN

New York

VICTORIA BOROVSKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

TARZANA

California

JESSE WALLACE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled441

PADUCAH

Kentucky

ASHOK REDDY M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled440

WINTER HAVEN

Florida

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled439

GLENDALE

California

JEAN ROUSSEAU MD

General Practice

Claims Filled438

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

SAM AWADA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled436

WARREN

Michigan

RICARDO VARAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled435

SAINT CLOUD

Florida

J SMITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled433

METTER

Georgia

MIQUEL SANTIAGO

General Practice

Claims Filled432

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

MILTON BENGOA M. D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled429

HOMESTEAD

Florida