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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
EDMUNDO TAMAYO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled443

MIAMI

Florida

ESDRAS LOPEZ MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled435

MIAMI

Florida

ROY DEEN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled434

MILLEDGEVILLE

Georgia

GRACIELA LEIJA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled431

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

AHSAN KATHAWALA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled425

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

NORMA RIVERA-OPIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled423

HOUSTON

Texas

JORGE VENEREO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled421

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GORIS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled421

NEW YORK

New York

ENRIQUE HUERTAS MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled421

MIAMI

Florida

C ANDERSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled418

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

DANIEL FRANCO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

SAN BERNARDINO

California

ROBERTO DIAZ M.D.

Sleep Medicine

Claims Filled412

ALICE

Texas

JOSE BAUTISTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

SANGER

California

LAURO ARTEAGA PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled408

LOS ANGELES

California

CARLOS CASAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled403

LAREDO

Texas

RAMON PINEDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled402

PASADENA

Texas

MUHAMMAD ALI MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled401

ALEXANDRIA

Virginia

VICTOR TAMAYO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled399

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RENE GARCIA M.D.

Contractor

Claims Filled394

MIAMI

Florida

ERNESTO DIAZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled391

MIAMI

Florida

ALBERTO ALONSO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled390

BELL

California

VARDUI ARUTYUNYAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled383

GLENDALE

California

BRIAN WICKWIRE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled382

PHARR

Texas

JUAN BARROSO M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled381

HIALEAH

Florida

GLENNELL SMITH M.D., PH.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled373

BUFFALO

New York