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DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL

Unisom Sleepgels (Diphenhydramine) is an antihistamine. It blocks histamine, a chemical that causes congestion, itching, and other allergic reactions. It also makes you sleepy. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Unisom

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

35.5K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 917 of 3395

$678K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1811 of 3395

13,563
Patients

Rank: 841 of 3395

8,142
Prescribers

Rank: 875 of 3395

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This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

210K

2011

108K

2012

66.6K

2013

39.6K

2014

35.5K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$1.3M

2011

$879K

2012

$722K

2013

$627K

2014

$678K

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$5

2011

$4

2012

$5

2013

$8

2014

$15

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,429 7,006 $138K
Florida 1,419 3,992 $50.4K
New York 929 2,364 $31.6K
Illinois 385 1,764 $43.4K
Pennsylvania 382 1,433 $27.6K
Texas 433 1,198 $25.4K
Georgia 462 1,173 $16.7K
Michigan 434 1,173 $24.5K
Ohio 439 1,109 $18.2K
Louisiana 604 1,055 $7,612
New Jersey 356 925 $14.9K
Alabama 377 733 $5,774
North Carolina 352 676 $7,945
Arizona 206 672 $18.4K
Massachusetts 149 597 $12.5K
Indiana 164 545 $17.5K
Missouri 198 485 $10.8K
Virginia 215 477 $14K
Washington 152 441 $12.8K
Tennessee 186 439 $8,119
Wisconsin 45 357 $17.7K
Kentucky 155 354 $5,283
Arkansas 228 333 $3,294
Nevada 76 310 $9,591
Colorado 65 281 $14.5K
Mississippi 129 264 $3,532
Utah 35 261 $9,283
Minnesota 67 255 $6,782
Oklahoma 71 242 $5,329
South Carolina 84 235 $8,520
Kansas 66 234 $4,990
Connecticut 91 230 $2,468
Nebraska 54 227 $9,487
Maryland 84 180 $2,817
Rhode Island 52 177 $6,551
Iowa 50 163 $2,973
North Dakota 27 98 $1,057
New Mexico 58 98 $1,027
South Dakota 19 93 $3,888
West Virginia 41 77 $4,115
Oregon 41 76 $1,155
Maine 14 76 $1,635
Delaware 19 64 $3,523
Idaho 18 51 $760
District of Columbia 15 36 $1,038
Hawaii 19 26 $645
Montana 14 17 $101
Wyoming 16 $64
New Hampshire 13 $79
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. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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 DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RAFAEL CRUZ MENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

SANG AHN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled181

LOS ANGELES

California

GEORGE URBAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled145

CHICAGO

Illinois

ERIC PAGAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled141

ANASCO

Puerto Rico

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled135

FORT WORTH

Texas

ABIMAEL RIVERA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

VINICIO HERNANDEZ MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled116

ORLANDO

Florida

LUIS MENDEZ MD

Gynecologic Oncology

Claims Filled109

CORAL GABLES

Florida

BRIAN LEBERTHON M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled105

WEST COVINA

California

BRUCE BARTON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

ALEXANDRIA

Louisiana

CLAN HAHN M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled99

LOS ANGELES

California

JOHN KAPOOR M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

REDWOOD CITY

California

MERLE DIAMOND MD

Specialist

Claims Filled91

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAGMARY PURCELL M.D.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled90

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

KESHENG WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

WHITTIER

California

JOLLY VARKI MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled85

MIAMI

Florida

RICARDO CARTER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled81

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

WU LIU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled80

EL MONTE

California

GOTARDO RODRIGUES M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled78

MIAMI

Florida

SAMUEL DEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

RIVERSIDE

California

KAMBIZ AFRASIABI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled75

ANAHEIM

California

LESLIE TAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled71

LOS ANGELES

California

CHARLES MISJA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled70

PARMA HEIGHTS

Ohio

SAMIR MACWAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled69

PALM SPRINGS

California