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GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED

Glyburide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glyburide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glyburide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glyburide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

193K
Medicare Part D Claims
$3.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Puerto Rico 46,315 $460K
Texas 18,648 $249K
Pennsylvania 13,106 $179K
Tennessee 12,393 $162K
Florida 10,784 $144K
Illinois 10,767 $151K
Ohio 9,819 $151K
North Carolina 9,402 $130K
Kentucky 7,391 $104K
New York 7,289 $111K
Louisiana 7,245 $80.4K
Georgia 7,094 $86.7K
Mississippi 6,463 $69.9K
Indiana 6,102 $86.6K
Virginia 5,864 $87.1K
Michigan 5,492 $94.6K
Alabama 4,714 $59.2K
Missouri 4,685 $60.1K
Kansas 3,813 $49.3K
Wisconsin 3,706 $57.3K
Arkansas 3,695 $41.8K
South Carolina 3,512 $47.3K
Iowa 3,379 $42.1K
New Jersey 3,176 $49.9K
California 2,929 $49.6K
Oklahoma 2,845 $42.8K
Washington 2,807 $42.2K
Massachusetts 2,439 $40.1K
Nebraska 2,356 $30.6K
West Virginia 2,049 $25.1K
Hawaii 2,046 $43.7K
Connecticut 1,839 $29.6K
Minnesota 1,491 $22.8K
Maine 1,472 $25.3K
Arizona 1,445 $19.9K
Maryland 1,221 $22.4K
Colorado 1,186 $18.4K
Oregon 1,185 $16.8K
South Dakota 1,120 $17.6K
North Dakota 966 $13.1K
Nevada 777 $12.4K
Rhode Island 724 $11.1K
Utah 683 $11.5K
Montana 675 $9,300
Vermont 527 $8,328
Idaho 499 $6,188
Alaska 445 $5,088
New Hampshire 391 $5,996
Wyoming 385 $5,614
New Mexico 375 $6,458
Delaware 335 $5,746
District of Columbia 67 $1,103
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 GLYBURIDE MICRONIZED

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RODOLFO GUZMAN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled644

BRONX

New York

JAMES FREDERICK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled437

WEST LIBERTY

Kentucky

DOUGLAS DYCUS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled420

GAINESBORO

Tennessee

JUDY TRAVIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled413

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

JORGE MARTINEZ M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled396

MERCEDES

Texas

DENNIS SIMMS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled298

BARDSTOWN

Kentucky

JOB SANDOVAL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled294

WESTERLY

Rhode Island

SHERRILL BRASWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled292

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

RONALD LAHASKY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled278

ABBEVILLE

Louisiana

ALFREDO GONZALEZ-VERGARA M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled273

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

SAM DUNLANY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled258

OWENSBORO

Kentucky

RICHARD WALLER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled246

MARKS

Mississippi

RALPH MAZZOCHETTI D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

MINERSVILLE

Pennsylvania

DOUGLAS JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled222

BOWLING GREEN

Kentucky

EMILY CHATSKIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled208

CHICAGO

Illinois

CLAREY DOWLING MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled205

BROWNSVILLE

Tennessee

RONALD WINTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled202

HOUSTON

Texas

ALDO ILARDE MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled197

NASHVILLE

Tennessee

JOHN HOLLISTER MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled196

COLUMBUS

Mississippi

WALTER LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled193

BRIGHTON

Massachusetts

HENRY ADKINS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled182

GRAYSON

Kentucky

LARRY BURCH D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled181

ELKHART

Texas

MILTON JOLIVETTE MEDICAL DOCTOR

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

LAFAYETTE

Louisiana

PHUC NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled171

HOUSTON

Texas

VALLABH PATEL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled170

KANKAKEE

Illinois