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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
KESHENG WU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled90

WHITTIER

California

BRIAN LEBERTHON M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled105

WEST COVINA

California

JOSEPH ETIENNE MD

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled52

WELLINGTON

Florida

IKRAM FAROOQI M.D. C.W.S.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled51

WELLESLEY

Massachusetts

MAMOUN DABBAGH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled59

WARREN

Michigan

ROSARIO CARREON MD

Nephrology

Claims Filled56

VERNON

Texas

RAFAEL FELIZ LEBREAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled58

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

KEITH SADEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

SOUTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

MARIANNE KRAMER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled67

SONOMA

California

STEVEN MAMUS M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled52

SARASOTA

Florida

SU LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled68

SAN GABRIEL

California

FELIPE DIAZ DELGADO M. D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

SALINAS

Puerto Rico

PO LEW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled67

ROSEMEAD

California

SAMUEL DEY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled77

RIVERSIDE

California

RAFAEL CRUZ MENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

ABIMAEL RIVERA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled124

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

REGINO CRUZ MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled51

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

JOHN KAPOOR M.D., PH.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled93

REDWOOD CITY

California

LESLIE TAR MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled73

PORT CHARLOTTE

Florida

MARIO GALDAMES M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled53

PLANTATION

Florida

DANIEL MONAHAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

JOEL WEINBERG MD

Specialist

Claims Filled50

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

CHARLES MISJA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled70

PARMA HEIGHTS

Ohio

JULIE DOLAN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

PARK CITY

Utah

SAMIR MACWAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled69

PALM SPRINGS

California