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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
LIANTER ALBERT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled114

MORGAN CITY

Louisiana

RAMON SY MD

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled114

MANNING

South Carolina

GEORGE FAKHRE

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled113

LAKE PROVIDENCE

Louisiana

DIANE COUNCE MD

Neurology

Claims Filled112

ALABASTER

Alabama

PHILLIP AARON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

COLUMBIA

Kentucky

ENRIQUE GRIEGO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

MCALLEN

Texas

ALANDE BREZAULT M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled111

MIAMI

Florida

JEROME KORINCHAK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled111

SELINSGROVE

Pennsylvania

DEBORAH HOLMES M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

LIVIU RAPPAPORT M.D.

Pulmonary Disease

Claims Filled109

WAYNE

New Jersey

RAMON GUTIERREZ MD

Claims Filled109

MIAMI

Florida

ARVIND PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled109

DETROIT

Michigan

FRANCISCO REYTOR MD

General Practice

Claims Filled108

MIAMI

Florida

LARRY BURROWS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled108

FORT WORTH

Texas

JOSE DIAZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

CORAL GABLES

Florida

ILIE DRAGOMIR MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled107

OCEANSIDE

New York

HUSAM HAMED M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled106

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FERNANDO ESPARZA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled105

MIAMI

Florida

MARK KELLEY DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled105

GRENADA

Mississippi

PEDRO MELCHOR MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled104

MIAMI

Florida

MISAEL GONZALEZ MD, P.A.

General Practice

Claims Filled104

CORAL GABLES

Florida

CECIL BROWN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled104

LAURENS

South Carolina

JOSEPH BEAVEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

CHARLESTOWN

Indiana

ALEXANDER LOPEZ-ALVAR M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

MIAMI

Florida

ANTHONY OLOFINTUYI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled103

COLUMBUS

Georgia