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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
HUMBERTO GARCIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

MIAMI

Florida

YOHANA CABRERA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

MIAMI

Florida

ALFREDO PINIELLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled110

CORAL GABLES

Florida

DHARITRI MAHAPATRA M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled108

LOS ANGELES

California

JOSE GARCIA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled106

MIAMI

Florida

KENNETH MIDDLEBROOKS M.D

Infectious Disease

Claims Filled105

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

SAMUEL ETCHIE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

LA MESA

California

RONALD SEFF M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled103

WOODSIDE

California

MOHAN ABRAHAM MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled102

CHICAGO

Illinois

ELEAZAR SAN-AGUSTIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled102

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

MANUEL VILLAVERDE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled102

MIAMI

Florida

KAMBIZ AFRASIABI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled101

ANAHEIM

California

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

GREGORY BRASLAVSKY MD, PC

Specialist

Claims Filled100

LONG BRANCH

New Jersey

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled99

MIAMI

Florida

CHUNG CHEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled98

CHICAGO

Illinois

RAMON GOMEZ-PEREZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM WHISSELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled95

EAST POINT

Georgia

GINETTE DIEDERICH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled94

MIAMI

Florida

GLORIA CASAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

HIALEAH

Florida

SAMUEL NODAL

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled94

MIAMI

Florida

EUGENIA LEGORBURU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled92

MIAMI

Florida

KEIVAN GOLCHINI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled91

BEVERLY HILLS

California

LUIS FELIPE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled89

MIAMI

Florida

ANGEL GARRIDO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled89

MIAMI

Florida