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PROPRANOLOL HCL

Propranolol is used to treat high blood pressure, abnormal heart rhythms, heart disease, pheochromocytoma (tumor on a small gland near the kidneys), and certain types of tremor. It is also used to prevent angina (chest pain) and migraine headaches. Propranolol is also used to improve survival after a heart attack. Propranolol is in a class of medications called beta blockers. It works by relaxing blood vessels and slowing heart rate to improve blood flow and decrease blood pressure. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.85M
Medicare Part D Claims
$58.9M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 239,581 $4.56M
Florida 148,428 $3.49M
New York 129,024 $3.46M
Pennsylvania 128,606 $3.65M
Texas 121,608 $2.93M
Ohio 102,939 $2.89M
Illinois 87,486 $2.23M
North Carolina 77,754 $1.93M
Tennessee 70,056 $1.44M
Massachusetts 66,557 $1.53M
Missouri 65,780 $1.44M
Michigan 64,273 $2.07M
Georgia 61,083 $1.54M
Indiana 58,901 $1.66M
Minnesota 54,149 $1.56M
Wisconsin 51,567 $1.51M
Washington 50,401 $1.21M
Virginia 50,232 $1.36M
Kentucky 48,708 $1.08M
Arizona 46,124 $1.01M
Alabama 44,505 $884K
New Jersey 43,908 $1.35M
Iowa 40,759 $1.04M
Oregon 40,577 $969K
Oklahoma 38,358 $909K
Louisiana 34,708 $809K
Arkansas 34,453 $670K
Mississippi 34,265 $678K
Colorado 32,843 $843K
South Carolina 30,102 $726K
Kansas 29,144 $629K
Puerto Rico 28,950 $496K
West Virginia 24,286 $574K
Connecticut 24,002 $623K
Maryland 23,815 $744K
Nebraska 19,603 $441K
Maine 16,235 $445K
New Mexico 15,676 $370K
Utah 14,989 $438K
Idaho 13,491 $327K
Nevada 12,985 $274K
Rhode Island 12,918 $284K
North Dakota 10,855 $317K
Montana 10,677 $269K
New Hampshire 9,974 $287K
South Dakota 9,520 $258K
Hawaii 7,905 $178K
Vermont 6,845 $202K
Delaware 4,361 $149K
Wyoming 3,795 $107K
Alaska 3,746 $68.2K
District of Columbia 2,184 $50.9K
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 »


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Top prescribers for PROPRANOLOL HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DAWN PULS M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled272

MILWAUKEE

Wisconsin

SYLVIA RUTTEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled272

WARSAW

Indiana

MARGARET LACKEY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled271

LAKEWOOD

Colorado

LUCIANO GOMEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled270

PASADENA

California

RONALD PHILIPP D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled259

LONG BEACH

California

ELIZABETH WEIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled249

ALBUQUERQUE

New Mexico

LINDA DIRAIMONDO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled243

MADISON

Wisconsin

NIANSEN LIU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled241

CLEVELAND

Tennessee

MOHD MALIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled241

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

RODNEY ONO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled237

HILO

Hawaii

MONIKA PELLY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled233

MARION

Virginia

ERIC BARNES D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled233

COLUMBIA

Missouri

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled233

BOSTON

Massachusetts

AGOP AINTABLIAN M.D.

Claims Filled232

GLENDALE

California

EDMUND MILLER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled231

WEST POINT

Mississippi

KANDARP PATEL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled229

JACKSON

Tennessee

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled228

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

ERIC ROSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled226

PASADENA

California

SYED JAFFRI M.D.,M.R.C.,PSYCH.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled222

AMHERST

New York

RICHARD PAVELOCK MD

Specialist

Claims Filled222

DEEP GAP

North Carolina

ARTHUR BROADHURST NPP

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled222

ROCHESTER

New York

RAMON GARCIA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled221

SACRAMENTO

California

JOEL COHEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled218

WASHINGTON

District of Columbia

GERALD CALEGAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled215

BATON ROUGE

Louisiana

BORIS GUREVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

CHICAGO

Illinois