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GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

The combination of glyburide and metformin is used to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) in people whose diabetes cannot be controlled by diet and exercise alone. Glyburide belongs to a class of drugs called sulfonylureas, and metformin is in a class of drugs called biguanides. Glyburide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Metformin helps your body control the amount of glucose (sugar) in your blood. It decreases the amount of glucose you absorb from your food and the amount of glucose made by your liver. It also helps your body use its own insulin more effectively. Glyburide and metformin are not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and therefore cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.38M
Medicare Part D Claims
$44M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Texas 178,210 $5.95M
Florida 167,379 $4.2M
California 160,300 $4.56M
New York 135,810 $4.1M
Puerto Rico 82,096 $1.14M
Pennsylvania 57,864 $2.35M
Georgia 47,564 $1.3M
North Carolina 44,508 $1.26M
New Jersey 40,999 $1.22M
Mississippi 40,956 $923K
Illinois 40,013 $1.26M
Ohio 39,465 $1.52M
Alabama 35,165 $837K
South Carolina 34,454 $956K
Louisiana 28,502 $690K
Arkansas 27,371 $681K
Indiana 26,252 $879K
Michigan 25,971 $902K
Kentucky 25,883 $772K
Tennessee 25,609 $732K
Missouri 24,705 $714K
Virginia 22,209 $719K
Wisconsin 18,662 $642K
Oklahoma 15,757 $525K
Iowa 14,800 $365K
Maryland 14,678 $589K
West Virginia 13,463 $429K
Connecticut 10,029 $329K
Arizona 9,808 $364K
Massachusetts 9,320 $336K
Colorado 8,256 $276K
Minnesota 8,212 $239K
Kansas 8,139 $243K
Rhode Island 7,692 $214K
Nevada 7,223 $212K
Hawaii 6,473 $215K
Washington 6,387 $218K
Nebraska 5,937 $153K
Utah 5,028 $191K
Oregon 3,964 $131K
New Mexico 3,430 $113K
South Dakota 2,870 $73.3K
New Hampshire 2,119 $77.1K
Delaware 1,978 $91.5K
Idaho 1,954 $69K
Maine 1,771 $81.6K
Montana 1,542 $43.6K
North Dakota 1,523 $42.4K
District of Columbia 1,217 $31.8K
Vermont 1,124 $43.1K
Wyoming 1,000 $28.9K
Alaska 366 $12.4K
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
WILLIAM GLENN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DENMARK

South Carolina

HAROLD WRIGLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GROVE CITY

Pennsylvania

JELUNDER CLARK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMPTON

Georgia

KIA PARSI M.D.

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled50

CALDWELL

Texas

JAY SPARKS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SPRINGFIELD

Missouri

JITENDRA CHADDA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

DANIEL CYRAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SYOSSET

New York

THOMAS RENALDO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WHITEHALL

Pennsylvania

MIGUEL MORALES M.D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

KURT BLOOMHUFF MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEENAH

Wisconsin

JASON BOUTROS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

PASADENA

California

HERMAN SARDJONO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ARCADIA

California

KURENE MA'O M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

CARSON

California

REBECCA COHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BLOOMINGTON

Indiana

CLAUDE SY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WEST SENECA

New York

CARL MCLEMORE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ROADS

Louisiana

DALGLIESH THOMAS FNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

MOUND BAYOU

Mississippi

NGAI NGUYEN MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

SAN JOSE

California

BENJAMIN SANFORD M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

STARKVILLE

Mississippi

WILLIE PENNICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

PAUL THOMPSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SNYDER

Texas

AKRAM SHAKHASHIRO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HOUSTON

Texas

JOSHUA SUMMERS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

INVERNESS

Florida

JOYCE THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

BLAKE BURCHETT MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PRESTONSBURG

Kentucky