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GLIPIZIDE XL

Glipizide is used along with diet and exercise, and sometimes with other medications, to treat type 2 diabetes (condition in which the body does not use insulin normally and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood). Glipizide is in a class of medications called sulfonylureas. Glipizide lowers blood sugar by causing the pancreas to produce insulin (a natural substance that is needed to break down sugar in the body) and helping the body use insulin efficiently. This medication will only help lower blood sugar in people whose bodies produce insulin naturally. Glipizide is not used to treat type 1 diabetes (condition in which the body does not produce insulin and, therefore, cannot control the amount of sugar in the blood) or diabetic ketoacidosis (a serious condition that may occur if high blood sugar is not treated). More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

1.06M
Medicare Part D Claims
$30.4M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 151,912 $3.18M
Pennsylvania 132,311 $2.9M
North Carolina 87,164 $1.92M
Florida 77,611 $1.66M
California 51,062 $1.59M
Georgia 46,892 $1.11M
Illinois 46,692 $1.06M
Ohio 45,908 $1.25M
Texas 42,294 $1.17M
New Jersey 41,110 $940K
South Carolina 38,615 $816K
Puerto Rico 37,118 $723K
Virginia 34,910 $866K
Michigan 33,075 $883K
Missouri 26,777 $637K
Kentucky 24,880 $603K
Alabama 24,846 $553K
Massachusetts 24,553 $528K
Wisconsin 21,719 $520K
Minnesota 21,178 $483K
Louisiana 20,855 $423K
Maryland 20,174 $565K
Washington 18,599 $464K
Arkansas 18,044 $404K
Indiana 17,892 $493K
Mississippi 17,771 $358K
West Virginia 16,188 $388K
Arizona 14,560 $336K
Tennessee 13,992 $334K
Oregon 13,800 $323K
Connecticut 13,258 $316K
Oklahoma 11,640 $295K
Iowa 10,204 $211K
Rhode Island 8,655 $191K
Colorado 7,247 $182K
Nebraska 6,750 $142K
New Mexico 6,551 $164K
Maine 6,318 $167K
North Dakota 5,950 $136K
Kansas 5,872 $144K
New Hampshire 5,299 $131K
Vermont 4,834 $126K
South Dakota 4,669 $95.3K
Delaware 4,422 $143K
Hawaii 4,085 $89.6K
Idaho 3,814 $84.7K
Montana 3,390 $74.3K
Nevada 2,801 $70.9K
Utah 2,676 $74.7K
Alaska 2,156 $33.4K
District of Columbia 2,143 $45.2K
Wyoming 1,125 $27.3K
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 GLIPIZIDE XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MIRZA HUSSAIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAGINAW

Michigan

EMAN KALDAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

AUGUSTA

Georgia

VONDA CALCUTT MD

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

WALTERBORO

South Carolina

MICHAEL RAU M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

WASHINGTON

Missouri

CHARLES PENNINGTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

DILLARD

Georgia

CECIL HOLBERT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILIPPI

West Virginia

MICHAEL VAVRIK M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

CARROLLTON

Georgia

MAKONDO SHIMUKOWA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DUNN

North Carolina

DINA SVERDLOV MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAN MATEO

California

CHARLENE HARRINGTON PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

FORT EDWARD

New York

NANCY GULSVIG PAC

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

OAKES

North Dakota

MARC ALERTE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

EDWARD RYTER MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LUDLOW

Massachusetts

BRIAM SMITH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WAUSAU

Wisconsin

YOUNG LEE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

RAHWAY

New Jersey

STEPHEN NORDMARK MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DETROIT LAKES

Minnesota

SHELLEY BAILEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

MILTON

West Virginia

LARA SURLES MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENVILLE

North Carolina

RONALD DIGBY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GASTONIA

North Carolina

RAVI GUPTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LEESBURG

Florida

STEVEN MALLOZZI MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

GEORGE RUSHING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JEFFREY ORCHARD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BISMARCK

North Dakota

BRENDA VIS P.A.

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled50

ROCK RAPIDS

Iowa

BING LU MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York