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MECLIZINE HCL

Meclizine is used to prevent and treat nausea, vomiting, and dizziness caused by motion sickness. It is most effective if taken before symptoms appear. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.45M
Medicare Part D Claims
$39.3M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 197,582 $3.6M
New York 173,808 $3.42M
California 172,500 $3.21M
Pennsylvania 114,941 $2.12M
Texas 108,778 $2.12M
Puerto Rico 90,454 $1.24M
Ohio 89,745 $1.82M
Illinois 84,659 $1.67M
North Carolina 72,545 $1.37M
Georgia 69,114 $1.29M
Tennessee 66,688 $1.39M
New Jersey 60,776 $1.14M
Alabama 59,762 $1.19M
Michigan 55,143 $1.21M
Kentucky 49,943 $1.04M
Indiana 46,293 $954K
Virginia 45,140 $821K
Louisiana 44,029 $805K
Mississippi 40,772 $830K
Massachusetts 37,826 $739K
South Carolina 36,468 $726K
Missouri 34,625 $711K
West Virginia 23,039 $483K
Arkansas 21,727 $441K
Wisconsin 20,427 $369K
Arizona 20,371 $395K
Connecticut 19,772 $334K
Oklahoma 18,806 $405K
Maryland 18,632 $359K
Minnesota 16,147 $286K
Washington 15,632 $280K
Iowa 14,958 $271K
Kansas 11,599 $225K
Rhode Island 10,781 $194K
Maine 10,453 $208K
Nebraska 10,348 $182K
Colorado 9,967 $192K
Hawaii 9,759 $148K
Oregon 9,696 $169K
Nevada 9,016 $155K
New Mexico 7,533 $138K
New Hampshire 5,389 $101K
Utah 5,023 $97.5K
Delaware 4,361 $85.2K
South Dakota 4,002 $73.1K
Idaho 3,682 $65.5K
Vermont 3,423 $63.5K
Montana 3,062 $50.9K
North Dakota 1,820 $34.1K
District of Columbia 1,497 $26.1K
Wyoming 1,480 $26.5K
Alaska 1,076 $20.5K
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 MECLIZINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,097

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

RAFAYEL GEVORKIAN M.D.

Adolescent Medicine

Claims Filled1,078

LOS ANGELES

California

ZHANNA GALPERUN MD

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled1,022

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BENJAMIN BENNOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled974

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL SPIL MD

Claims Filled843

MIAMI

Florida

CARLOS SABATES MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled699

MIAMI

Florida

MIKHAIL AZRILEVICH MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled675

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

GEORGE HALL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled672

NEW YORK

New York

ARMINE NAZARYAN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled635

GLENDALE

California

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled565

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled563

GLENDALE

California

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled547

CHICAGO

Illinois

MANUEL FERNANDEZ-GONZALE MD

General Practice

Claims Filled507

MIAMI

Florida

JORGE ANDRADE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

DAGOBERTO DE LA VEGA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled499

MIAMI

Florida

RAUL RODRIGUEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled494

OMAK

Washington

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled475

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled473

BRONX

New York

HAGOP BEZIKIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled472

LOS ANGELES

California

KRIKOR KALINDJIAN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled469

LOS ANGELES

California

ALLA SHPANER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled454

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ZHAOYANG PAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled450

LOS ANGELES

California

GALINA VAYNER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled446

ATLANTA

Georgia

MAYA TSYSINA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled444

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ELENA CHEBANOVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled433

DENVER

Colorado