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DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL

Unisom 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 2013

66.6K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 738 of 3238

$722K
Retail Cost

Rank: 1589 of 3238

25,476
Patients

Rank: 668 of 3238

16,082
Prescribers

Rank: 644 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Unisom »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 3,116 7,243 $116K
New York 2,044 5,043 $35.6K
Florida 2,199 4,485 $44K
Pennsylvania 959 2,410 $43.6K
Michigan 1,003 2,034 $25.6K
Illinois 541 1,893 $40.2K
Texas 837 1,868 $23.2K
New Jersey 545 1,634 $25K
Georgia 738 1,624 $11.1K
Ohio 619 1,462 $26K
Louisiana 547 945 $6,551
North Carolina 469 937 $8,295
Tennessee 400 904 $5,511
Arizona 298 837 $15.8K
Alabama 402 751 $3,045
Maryland 239 690 $7,095
Minnesota 198 677 $7,739
Missouri 258 634 $7,351
Virginia 233 574 $14.7K
Massachusetts 276 556 $4,212
Washington 235 528 $9,673
Kentucky 300 522 $4,565
Wisconsin 127 508 $18.8K
Indiana 230 488 $6,327
District of Columbia 158 482 $2,489
South Carolina 180 457 $7,902
Colorado 101 425 $14.3K
Mississippi 144 373 $2,725
Arkansas 207 317 $4,219
Connecticut 111 281 $1,795
Oklahoma 104 272 $3,345
Nevada 103 245 $6,479
Nebraska 58 224 $6,360
Rhode Island 65 218 $6,952
Iowa 82 205 $2,665
West Virginia 72 198 $2,258
Kansas 63 194 $4,391
Maine 66 191 $3,165
Utah 42 182 $4,753
Oregon 60 151 $5,022
Alaska 13 140 $608
Idaho 35 129 $5,669
North Dakota 28 115 $970
Hawaii 50 108 $491
New Mexico 55 85 $904
Delaware 30 54 $688
South Dakota 34 49 $231
Montana 23 40 $138
New Hampshire 20 39 $693
Wyoming 13 16 $143
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
ZINNIA GARCIA PENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled247

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

ARUNA GUPTA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled79

WOODBURY

New York

DAN COSTIN MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled50

WHITE PLAINS

New York

BRIAN LEBERTHON M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled74

WEST COVINA

California

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled130

WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Ohio

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled610

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO RENTAS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled177

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ARTURO ARROBA CARPIO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled87

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

TONY CHEUNG MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled57

VALLEY STREAM

New York

HERBERT AUSUBEL M.D., F.A.C.P

Claims Filled57

VALLEY STREAM

New York

JAMES ROBUSTO MD,MBA,FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled54

URBANNA

Virginia

MICHAEL BRODIE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled83

TURLOCK

California

JUDY RIVERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled72

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

KEITH SADEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled53

SOUTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

YAMILETTE MENDEZ

General Practice

Claims Filled134

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO MARTINEZ SCMIDT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled62

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ELI ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled72

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LUIS NEGRON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled281

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

LUIS RODRIGUEZ-VECCHINI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled69

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

CONCEPCI�N MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled235

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

ROLANDO IRIZARRY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

HARRY VARCARCEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

MARIA RODIL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled136

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico