ProPublica

Journalism in the Public Interest

Cancel

Prescriber Checkup

Prescriber Checkup » CYPROHEPTADINE HCL

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?

If you are a provider and you believe your address is incorrect, check the listing you created on the National Provider Identifier registry. If you change your listing, send a note to drugs@propublica.org and we will update your information. If you have other questions about this data, send a note to drugs@propublica.org.

Top prescribers for CYPROHEPTADINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LAWRENCE DREXLER MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled102

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

ASHFAQ SAIYED M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

OCILLA

Georgia

TEODULO MENDOZA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

VINELAND

New Jersey

LINDA SMOTHERS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled101

GREAT BARRINGTON

Massachusetts

PEDRO RUIZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled101

LAKELAND

Florida

ALPHONSO BERRY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

FARMINGTON HILLS

Michigan

PATRICK MOLONY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled100

PENNINGTON GAP

Virginia

DEEPALI AGARWAL M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

COLUMBUS

Georgia

VICTOR DINH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled100

GARDEN GROVE

California

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

BROOKLYN

New York

BEN BOSTICK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

CULLMAN

Alabama

THOMAS COLVIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled99

WINNSBORO

Louisiana

BENJAMIN JOHNSTON MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled99

MACON

Georgia

GLORIOSA ANTIPORDA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled98

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

FREDERICK STOCKWELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled98

XENIA

Ohio

AKIF HASAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled98

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

EUGENE CONTE DO

Dermatology

Claims Filled97

CENTERVILLE FINANCE

Ohio

HUY VU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

DORCHESTER CENTER

Massachusetts

ROBERT FLOWERS M D

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

BURKESVILLE

Kentucky

ARTURO SUAREZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

HIALEAH

Florida

OLAJIDE AKINSANYA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled97

GADSDEN

Alabama

STANLEY BARNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled97

EVERGREEN

Alabama

WILLIAM BROOKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

MACON

Georgia

MICHAEL MORRISON M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled96

PLANTATION

Florida

CHARLES OZBORN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled96

EUPORA

Mississippi