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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
ROHAN WIJETILAKA MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled50

YONKERS

New York

DAVID PHAM MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled50

FOUNTAIN VALLEY

California

MELVIN OAKLEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EUFAULA

Alabama

THOMAS BAILEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

HELENA

Arkansas

BRANTLEY PACE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTICELLO

Mississippi

THOMAS BOONE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHEWELAH

Washington

JASON HATCHER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHIPLEY

Florida

JOHN CRAWFORD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

BYRON HOLMES M.D.P.A.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

LONOKE

Arkansas

EMANUIEL COOPER

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MC BEE

South Carolina

KYNARD ADAMS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

WALTER DAWKINS MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled50

NATCHEZ

Mississippi

CHRISTINE REIS-FIEGEL RNCNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

PITTSFIELD

Massachusetts

DON GIBSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

RICHLAND

Mississippi

NHU TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GARDEN GROVE

California

CHARLES ROMAN D.O.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

COLUMBUS

Georgia

ROGER MCCLINTOCK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

TAYLORVILLE

Illinois

RENATO DOMINGUEZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JONATHAN DIXON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SOMERSET

Kentucky

TZEWAN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PINECREST

Florida

ROMULO CLAVELO M.D.P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

MIAMI

Florida

JOHN LAMBERTON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

STEPHEN BAZZANO DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GALENA

Kansas

PAUL RACHAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

NEW ROADS

Louisiana

TERRY HARRISON M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

PARIS

Tennessee