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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.03M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 232 of 3238

$27M
Retail Cost

Rank: 531 of 3238

208,698
Patients

Rank: 275 of 3238

83,527
Prescribers

Rank: 269 of 3238

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 27,663 117,712 $3.45M
California 19,757 100,926 $2.42M
New York 20,172 100,456 $2.6M
Florida 19,758 88,477 $2.27M
Pennsylvania 7,522 37,148 $1.15M
Georgia 6,313 34,051 $849K
North Carolina 6,142 34,049 $822K
New Jersey 7,030 33,908 $945K
Ohio 6,821 30,999 $1.06M
Michigan 6,983 28,696 $899K
Illinois 6,064 27,739 $824K
Mississippi 4,652 25,796 $521K
Alabama 4,965 24,206 $544K
South Carolina 4,303 22,104 $583K
Indiana 4,057 18,680 $589K
Kentucky 3,556 18,595 $526K
Louisiana 3,730 17,749 $416K
Arkansas 3,088 16,917 $382K
Missouri 3,196 16,707 $459K
Tennessee 3,680 16,658 $465K
Virginia 3,068 14,749 $416K
Wisconsin 2,826 13,567 $474K
Maryland 2,763 10,840 $366K
Oklahoma 2,138 10,505 $295K
Iowa 1,861 9,980 $252K
West Virginia 1,564 7,723 $207K
Massachusetts 1,542 7,367 $262K
Connecticut 1,563 7,329 $231K
Arizona 1,619 7,065 $241K
Rhode Island 936 5,299 $143K
Minnesota 1,216 5,192 $155K
Kansas 1,078 5,134 $150K
Colorado 1,097 4,687 $141K
Nebraska 708 3,903 $91.3K
Nevada 1,011 3,773 $103K
Washington 864 3,689 $108K
Hawaii 770 3,532 $78.1K
Utah 772 3,487 $110K
Oregon 575 2,543 $78.7K
New Mexico 507 2,141 $65.7K
Delaware 482 1,821 $64.9K
South Dakota 322 1,682 $38.7K
New Hampshire 265 1,400 $45.2K
Idaho 284 1,251 $35.1K
Maine 293 1,213 $47.5K
District of Columbia 229 1,039 $25.7K
North Dakota 203 979 $25.3K
Montana 162 848 $18.4K
Vermont 144 669 $24.2K
Wyoming 113 502 $13.9K
Alaska 87 385 $10.8K
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 GLYBURIDE-METFORMIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled444

GLENDALE

California

LAZARO GARCIA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

MIAMI

Florida

RUBEN DE LOS SANTOS MD PA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled436

EAGLE PASS

Texas

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled434

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

SUNG-NAE BYUN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

LOS ANGELES

California

OSVALDO CARDONA M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled420

AGUADILLA

Puerto Rico

DONG SHIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled400

LOS ANGELES

California

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled398

ALICE

Texas

SERGIO ZAMORA D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled392

EAGLE PASS

Texas

ROY DEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

RONALDO FACTORIZA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

JUAN AGUILAR-CHACON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled385

MIAMI

Florida

WALTER SHIAU MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled379

MONTEREY PARK

California

VIJAYKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled378

DELANO

California

EDUARDO NEGRON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled375

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

SANG TRAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled373

FALLS CHURCH

Virginia

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled371

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled370

BRONX

New York

GLENNELL SMITH M.D., PH.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled363

BUFFALO

New York

DANIEL FRANCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled362

SAN BERNARDINO

California

EMIL SITTO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled362

STERLING HEIGHTS

Michigan

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled361

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ANA LUGARO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled357

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled354

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

SUZETTE TORO M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled353

SAN GERMAN

Puerto Rico