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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
ELEAZAR SAN-AGUSTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

JAMES HOPFENBECK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled73

SEATTLE

Washington

JAMES ROBUSTO MD,MBA,FAAFP

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

URBANNA

Virginia

ANIL HINNARIA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled52

FAIRFAX

Virginia

ARDASHES MIRZATUNY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled67

FRISCO

Texas

MARK RODGERS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled77

ARLINGTON

Texas

GEORGE NISSAN DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled78

DALLAS

Texas

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled68

DESOTO

Texas

MAHIN SADRE-MASHAYEKH

Psychiatry

Claims Filled54

HOUSTON

Texas

VIKRAM MEHRA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

HOUSTON

Texas

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled224

FORT WORTH

Texas

TEJINDER SAINI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled206

CORDOVA

Tennessee

ORA ROBINSON DNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled63

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JERLENA GORDON APRN-BC

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled53

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

KENNY TERRY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled350

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

ROBERT BALDWIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled139

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

RENEE BOWEN F.N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled59

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

CHANDRA PRICE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled53

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

PADMAVATHI GEDDAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled84

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

RICARDO CARTER MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled56

LEWISTOWN

Pennsylvania

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled61

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

KEITH SADEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOUTHAMPTON

Pennsylvania

MARIA ZORATTI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MARK LYON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

EUGENE

Oregon

KENNETH WRITESEL D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

GROVE CITY

Ohio