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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Ciprofloxacin is used to treat or prevent certain infections caused by bacteria. Ciprofloxacin is also used to treat or prevent anthrax (a serious infection that may be spread on purpose as part of a bioterror attack) in people who may have been exposed to anthrax germs in the air. Ciprofloxacin extended-release (long-acting) tablets are used only to treat certain types of urinary tract infections. Ciprofloxacin is in a class of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones. It works by killing bacteria that cause infections. Antibiotics will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infections. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

4.58M
Medicare Part D Claims
$50.1M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 665,401 $5.39M
Florida 494,070 $3.92M
Texas 416,622 $3.36M
New York 378,037 $3.05M
Pennsylvania 290,397 $2.19M
Ohio 285,149 $2.17M
North Carolina 221,840 $1.72M
Illinois 196,250 $1.45M
Georgia 191,383 $1.5M
Tennessee 189,275 $1.55M
Puerto Rico 171,283 $1.37M
Michigan 168,847 $1.39M
Missouri 141,474 $1.09M
Virginia 139,801 $1.11M
Kentucky 138,066 $1.05M
Alabama 132,997 $1.07M
Indiana 130,219 $970K
New Jersey 129,149 $946K
Arizona 129,079 $959K
Louisiana 112,234 $944K
Massachusetts 111,335 $874K
Mississippi 103,581 $876K
South Carolina 103,095 $847K
Minnesota 100,171 $741K
Washington 95,256 $747K
Wisconsin 89,085 $736K
Oklahoma 88,601 $751K
Oregon 80,132 $617K
Arkansas 79,979 $645K
Maryland 75,363 $584K
Iowa 73,002 $525K
Kansas 63,178 $481K
West Virginia 62,723 $479K
Colorado 59,315 $452K
Connecticut 51,391 $377K
Nevada 43,301 $311K
New Mexico 40,867 $355K
Nebraska 37,621 $291K
Utah 33,423 $261K
Maine 30,027 $203K
Hawaii 27,089 $355K
Rhode Island 26,322 $187K
Idaho 25,978 $230K
New Hampshire 21,002 $142K
South Dakota 20,222 $166K
Montana 19,412 $167K
North Dakota 18,288 $172K
Delaware 15,462 $113K
Vermont 10,404 $77.2K
Wyoming 7,905 $59.9K
District of Columbia 6,954 $56.9K
Alaska 4,202 $38K
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 CIPROFLOXACIN HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ALFRED NEWMAN MD PHD

Urology

Claims Filled434

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL

Claims Filled434

COLUMBIA

Missouri

CHRISTOPHER LAWLEY DO

Urology

Claims Filled433

WILMINGTON

Ohio

CHU-CHI CHEN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled433

TOPEKA

Kansas

SUNIL APTE M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled432

WASHINGTON

Missouri

DAVID SPELLBERG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled431

NAPLES

Florida

PAUL SIETMANN O.D.

Optometrist

Claims Filled429

SUNNYVALE

Texas

JOSEPH FAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled428

LOMA LINDA

California

ANDREW GRUDZINSKI MD

Urology

Claims Filled428

MULLINS

South Carolina

THOMAS BROWNING M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled428

HARRIMAN

Tennessee

JEFFREY STERN M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled427

GLENDALE

Arizona

JOHN GRISWOLD MD

Urology

Claims Filled427

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York

ANDREW DEKLE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

CAIRO

Georgia

KAIN KUMAR M.D., PHD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled426

PALMDALE

California

FELIX SHEPARD MD

Urology

Claims Filled424

NORTON

Virginia

JAIME FETES PA

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled424

CHEEKTOWAGA

New York

JOHN COSTIN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled422

CLEVELAND

Ohio

KRIKOR PARTAMIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled422

SAINT JOSEPH

Missouri

SUMNER CULLOM M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled421

OSCEOLA

Arkansas

AUBREY CHUNG M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled421

SUN CITY WEST

Arizona

N C BAPTIST HOSP PHAR, INC

Claims Filled417

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

PETER O'KELLY MD

Specialist

Claims Filled417

FLORENCE

South Carolina

MARK GREENBERGER M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled416

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

SOHEIL NIKU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled416

SIMI VALLEY

California

MICHAEL ELMAN M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled415

BALTIMORE

Maryland