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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
ARYEL NICOLEAU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled124

QUEENS VILLAGE

New York

JACQUELINE CARRUTHERS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled124

HOUSTON

Texas

AGUSTIN MARTINEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled124

HIALEAH

Florida

GUST SPENOS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

SHELBYVILLE

Indiana

CLYDE GREEN MD

Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Claims Filled124

MACON

Georgia

HOWARD CLARK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled123

MORTON

Mississippi

ARCHIE HOOPER M.D.

Claims Filled123

LIVINGSTON

Alabama

TIMOTHY SIMON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled122

MONTICELLO

Arkansas

KENNETH WILEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled122

SAINT ROSE

Louisiana

HANS JENNERJAHN P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled122

FRESH MEADOWS

New York

MANUEL MARTINEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled120

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

KAREN LOTHAMER RN, CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health, Community

Claims Filled120

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

RONNIE CHU M. D.

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled120

DEMOPOLIS

Alabama

MINH DO M.D.

Nephrology

Claims Filled119

GARDEN GROVE

California

JOHN RATLIFF D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled119

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SON NGUYEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled119

SEATTLE

Washington

BRIAN LEBLANC M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

NEW ROADS

Louisiana

HENRY YOUNG MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled118

CORDELE

Georgia

ISABEL RICO M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled117

MIAMI

Florida

WILLIAM LACORTE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled117

METAIRIE

Louisiana

BOB SOUDER MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled117

JACKSON

Tennessee

THEODORE ROBBINS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled117

SPRINGFIELD

Vermont

WILLIAM TRAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

GLASGOW

Kentucky

LEON DAVIS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled116

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

CHARLES WALKER MD

Surgery

Claims Filled115

DONALSONVILLE

Georgia