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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
AGNES UBANI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

TEMPLE TERRACE

Florida

BENJAMIN TRUONG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

ROSEMEAD

California

BETTY RICHARDSON CNFP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled52

MCCOMB

Mississippi

DENISE HARKINS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSON

Mississippi

PANDURANG CHILLAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

COFFEYVILLE

Kansas

RICARDO MACHADO MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled52

CHICAGO

Illinois

WILLIE WHITE M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

CAMDEN

Alabama

JAMES ALTICK M.D.

Dermatology

Claims Filled52

MONROE

Louisiana

IKRAM HUSSAIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled52

JACKSON

Alabama

RANDALL HORTON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

FRANKLIN

Louisiana

GARY HARVEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled52

SAVANNAH

Georgia

REINALDO CARVAJAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

PEMBROKE PINES

Florida

RICHARD TEMBLADOR PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled51

COATS

North Carolina

WILLIAM CLAPP M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

MORGANFIELD

Kentucky

JACK BURNS D.O.

Adult Medicine

Claims Filled51

SELMA

Alabama

KHANH NGUYEN PC MD

Claims Filled51

HOUSTON

Texas

MARION SIGREST M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

YAZOO CITY

Mississippi

JO ANNE GREGORY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

LAKE VILLAGE

Arkansas

ALEJANDRO ROTTER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

DORAL

Florida

ROBERT LOCKLEAR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

GREENEVILLE

Tennessee

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled51

BRANDON

Mississippi

CARL FOWLER MD

Emergency Medical Services

Claims Filled51

WATERFORD

Michigan

GIRENDRA HOSKERE MD

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled51

BRISTOL

Tennessee

OBIE MCNAIR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

JACKSON

Mississippi

CHARLES RAINE M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled51

ORANGEBURG

South Carolina