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CYPROHEPTADINE HCL

Cyproheptadine relieves red, irritated, itchy, watery eyes; sneezing; and runny nose caused by allergies, irritants in the air, and hay fever. It may also be used to relieve the itching of allergic skin conditions, and to treat hives, including hives caused by exposure to cold temperatures and by rubbing the skin. Cyproheptadine is also sometimes used to treat allergic reactions in people who have received blood products as part of medical treatment and to treat life-threatening allergic reactions after the symptoms have been brought under control with other medications. Cyproheptadine will help relieve symptoms but will not treat the cause of symptoms or speed recovery. Cyproheptadine is in a class of medications called antihistamines. It works by blocking the action of histamine, a substance in the body that causes allergic symptoms. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

193K
Medicare Part D Claims
$4.59M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
Florida 35,463 $464K
Georgia 22,756 $370K
Louisiana 22,032 $311K
Texas 19,989 $312K
New York 19,176 $300K
Alabama 17,383 $254K
Mississippi 16,042 $247K
Tennessee 13,768 $205K
California 12,208 $188K
Kentucky 11,166 $174K
South Carolina 9,892 $158K
Illinois 9,677 $139K
Ohio 8,709 $137K
New Jersey 7,906 $109K
Michigan 7,893 $118K
North Carolina 7,532 $116K
Pennsylvania 6,032 $92K
Arkansas 5,694 $90.1K
Virginia 4,883 $76.6K
Missouri 4,745 $71.6K
Indiana 4,345 $71.2K
Oklahoma 4,086 $62.3K
Massachusetts 3,278 $48.7K
Arizona 2,530 $38K
Washington 2,487 $38.3K
West Virginia 2,465 $34.4K
Kansas 2,154 $30.3K
Puerto Rico 2,145 $33.1K
Colorado 2,005 $36.9K
Wisconsin 1,767 $27.8K
Iowa 1,636 $20.8K
Vermont 1,417 $24.1K
New Mexico 1,309 $20.9K
Minnesota 1,307 $20.2K
Connecticut 1,302 $17.6K
Nebraska 1,210 $16K
Oregon 1,188 $22.1K
Maryland 1,035 $15.2K
Nevada 1,009 $13.4K
New Hampshire 784 $13K
Maine 633 $10.8K
Delaware 552 $8,850
Idaho 526 $6,961
Rhode Island 440 $6,710
Utah 429 $5,559
South Dakota 251 $3,731
Hawaii 237 $4,411
Alaska 234 $3,030
North Dakota 213 $2,850
Montana 196 $2,995
District of Columbia 133 $1,849
Wyoming 106 $1,469
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 »


Incorrect Info?

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Top prescribers for CYPROHEPTADINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TUAN XUAN NGUYEN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled381

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOEL LEHRER MD

Specialist

Claims Filled307

TEANECK

New Jersey

JAVID YADEGAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled279

BROOKLYN

New York

PERRY TIMBERLAKE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled276

GREENSBORO

Alabama

REYNALDO DACO MD

Specialist

Claims Filled274

ORLANDO

Florida

JAMES THOMAS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled255

SAVANNAH

Tennessee

CHIDOZIE ONONUJU D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled248

SAGINAW

Michigan

MICHAEL STRICKLAND ARNP

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled224

LAKELAND

Florida

STEVEN MACKEY M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled223

ALEXANDER CITY

Alabama

MIYAKO MCCLOUD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled213

MERIDIAN

Mississippi

CARMEL BARRAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled197

MIAMI

Florida

MAURICE FITZ-GERALD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled184

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

GANESH GUPTA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

BAYTOWN

Texas

SANDRA DIMMITT MD

General Practice

Claims Filled173

CUSHING

Oklahoma

SAMUEL WALKER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled172

LUVERNE

Alabama

KERMIT WALTERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

MONROE

Louisiana

JOSEPH THOMAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled165

VALDOSTA

Georgia

MICHAEL REGISTER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled165

PEMBROKE

Georgia

ALBERTO HERNANDEZ M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled164

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RAJESH VISHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled164

ORANGE PARK

Florida

STEPHEN SMITH M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled163

LOUISVILLE

Kentucky

DAVID NGUYEN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled162

SEATTLE

Washington

DAVID KAVTARADZE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled161

CORDELE

Georgia

JOHN BELD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled158

MENASHA

Wisconsin

JACQUES ROY M.D.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled156

DESOTO

Texas