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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
JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled414

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled414

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

LORAIN

Ohio

KHOI TANG M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled413

GARDEN GROVE

California

VENKATAPURAM REDDY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled413

HALEYVILLE

Alabama

GLEN DIACON MD

Specialist

Claims Filled412

ADA

Oklahoma

ALAN AKER MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled411

BOCA RATON

Florida

GLENN KERSHEN MD

Urology

Claims Filled410

SAGINAW

Michigan

JAMES CHANEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled410

HAZARD

Kentucky

JUAN ALARCON MD

Urology

Claims Filled409

MONTEBELLO

California

ALPHONSUS FLANNERY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled409

CORINTH

Mississippi

CHRISTOPHER PARRY D.O.

Urology

Claims Filled409

LARGO

Florida

LINDSEY HARRIS M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled407

HOUSTON

Texas

HOMAYOUN TABANDEH M.D.

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled407

LOS ANGELES

California

ARNALDO TRABUCCO M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled407

FORT MOHAVE

Arizona

EARL GUREVITCH M.D.

Urology

Claims Filled407

NAPLES

Florida

JASON LINDSAY MD

Urology

Claims Filled404

MOUNTAIN HOME

Arkansas

DENNIS ULRICH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled404

EAST BERNSTADT

Kentucky

JOHN WON

Urology

Claims Filled403

NEW YORK

New York

DAWN SCARZELLA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled402

CORAL SPRINGS

Florida

DOYLE RENFROE M. D.

Urology

Claims Filled402

OXFORD

Mississippi

ANOOP SHARMA MD

Urology

Claims Filled401

GILBERT

Arizona

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled401

DESOTO

Texas

JOHN BROZETTI MD

Ophthalmology

Claims Filled400

JOHNSTOWN

Pennsylvania

WALTER RAYFORD M.D., PHD., FACS

Urology

Claims Filled400

MEMPHIS

Tennessee