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DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL

Diphenhydramine is used to relieve red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by hay fever, allergies, or the common cold. Diphenhydramine is also used to relieve cough caused by minor throat or airway irritation. Diphenhydramine is also used to prevent and treat motion sickness, and to treat insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep). Diphenhydramine is also used to control abnormal movements in people who have early stage parkinsonian syndrome (a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance) or who are experiencing movement problems as a side effect of a medication. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

133K
Medicare Part D Claims
$1.33M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 51,273 $270K
California 30,690 $195K
Florida 25,936 $91.6K
New York 16,137 $75.9K
Michigan 8,080 $50.2K
Pennsylvania 7,634 $47.9K
New Jersey 6,486 $40.4K
Georgia 5,924 $38.3K
Illinois 5,276 $46.3K
Texas 5,147 $55.3K
Ohio 4,570 $38.9K
North Carolina 4,351 $24K
Massachusetts 4,279 $19.3K
Louisiana 3,833 $18.5K
Arizona 3,454 $24.2K
Tennessee 3,407 $16.6K
Alabama 3,232 $14.6K
Kentucky 2,666 $12.9K
Minnesota 2,605 $13.5K
Virginia 2,420 $19.9K
Maryland 2,355 $17.2K
Wisconsin 2,235 $19.1K
Washington 2,137 $14.4K
Indiana 1,923 $12.3K
Missouri 1,711 $16.6K
South Carolina 1,661 $10.4K
District of Columbia 1,617 $5,793
Mississippi 1,421 $8,646
Hawaii 1,226 $5,007
Connecticut 1,185 $6,436
Oklahoma 1,021 $8,129
Maine 976 $4,389
West Virginia 900 $6,076
Iowa 865 $4,446
Arkansas 849 $4,993
Nevada 790 $10.9K
Oregon 746 $5,217
Kansas 717 $13.2K
Rhode Island 657 $3,927
Colorado 648 $11.2K
Nebraska 610 $3,856
Utah 457 $5,961
Alaska 450 $2,250
New Mexico 347 $2,005
Idaho 291 $12.1K
South Dakota 269 $1,243
Montana 235 $1,165
New Hampshire 185 $781
Delaware 170 $781
North Dakota 127 $795
Vermont 76 $345
Wyoming 55 $208
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 »


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Top prescribers for DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
ANTHONY MANDESE PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

BRONX

New York

ROBERTO LLANTADA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

WALTER HILL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Georgia

KEITH SADEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

CLYDE ARNOLD

General Practice

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

LAZARO CALVINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

MARCEL FILART MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

LOS ANGELES

California

TIMOTHY POATE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

ENGLEWOOD

Colorado

JORGE DIEGO MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOEY SANTOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

ANAHEIM

California

DAVID SKINNER DO

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAKE ISABELLA

California

SHAILESHKUMAR PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

BAKERSFIELD

California

JORGE GONZALEZ DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MIAMI BEACH

Florida

RADHA MENON M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

APPLE VALLEY

California

VINODA MAKAM M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

ATLANTA

Georgia

ALEX GOLD MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

SANTA MONICA

California

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

BAL GUPTA MD

Claims Filled52

WARREN

Michigan

JAMES ROBUSTO MD,MBA,FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

URBANNA

Virginia

HEIDEMARIE ERNST M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

REDWOOD CITY

California

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

GROVE CITY

Ohio

CHERYL ROBINSON CRNP-PMH

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled52

LARGO

Maryland

RANDALL KEITH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PILOT MOUNTAIN

North Carolina

DOUGLAS ANDERSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

OVERLAND PARK

Kansas

SAM GOULD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

LOS ANGELES

California