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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). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.58M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 181 of 3238

$35.7M
Retail Cost

Rank: 460 of 3238

328,234
Patients

Rank: 206 of 3238

125,539
Prescribers

Rank: 195 of 3238

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50%

of people say

it's worth it

32%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 35,879 189,797 $3.8M
Pennsylvania 24,457 134,971 $2.82M
Florida 20,925 96,128 $2.04M
North Carolina 16,877 96,084 $1.98M
Texas 16,914 66,546 $1.61M
California 15,728 65,333 $1.73M
Michigan 15,300 56,790 $1.68M
Ohio 14,297 55,634 $1.46M
Georgia 10,368 52,663 $1.09M
Illinois 11,247 52,518 $1.17M
New Jersey 11,043 49,700 $1.25M
Virginia 8,867 39,865 $963K
South Carolina 7,201 38,137 $813K
Missouri 5,996 31,140 $703K
Massachusetts 6,540 30,829 $660K
Minnesota 7,389 30,654 $813K
Kentucky 6,056 30,379 $667K
Alabama 5,418 28,296 $627K
Wisconsin 5,934 27,966 $707K
Louisiana 4,717 25,983 $516K
Indiana 6,503 24,568 $692K
Washington 5,652 24,495 $553K
Maryland 5,747 22,665 $595K
Arizona 5,188 19,872 $440K
Tennessee 4,463 19,233 $448K
West Virginia 3,791 18,837 $426K
Oregon 4,318 18,700 $437K
Iowa 3,111 15,975 $337K
Arkansas 2,896 15,106 $321K
Mississippi 2,583 13,795 $269K
Connecticut 2,988 13,656 $312K
Oklahoma 2,652 11,931 $294K
Colorado 2,699 11,387 $261K
Rhode Island 1,418 8,904 $171K
Nebraska 1,527 8,465 $180K
Maine 1,877 8,022 $198K
Kansas 1,736 7,690 $177K
North Dakota 1,372 7,481 $170K
New Mexico 1,818 7,256 $180K
Hawaii 1,436 6,072 $145K
Vermont 1,186 5,731 $147K
Nevada 1,817 5,696 $152K
New Hampshire 1,192 5,396 $127K
South Dakota 945 5,387 $113K
Delaware 1,338 4,944 $150K
Idaho 1,142 4,913 $112K
Utah 1,210 4,403 $121K
Montana 891 4,164 $89K
District of Columbia 593 2,847 $52.3K
Alaska 294 1,939 $31.6K
Wyoming 289 1,124 $24.7K
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients Methodology »

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Top prescribers for GLIPIZIDE XL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
EDWIN SANTOS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled356

CAMPTON

Kentucky

PHILIP NICOL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled352

MURRELLS INLET

South Carolina

ALBERTO URENA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled346

NEW YORK

New York

MARITZA MELENDEZ NIEVES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled341

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

CARLOS CANOVA-DIAZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled339

MIAMI

Florida

GONZALO URBANO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled338

BROOKLYN

New York

BYAGARI NARAYANA M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled335

BROOKLYN

New York

EDGARDO APONTE M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled334

BARRANQUITAS

Puerto Rico

DANIEL BASULTO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled330

HIALEAH

Florida

RICARDO MARTINEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled327

MIAMI

Florida

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

BENSON

North Carolina

HENRY CHEN M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled323

BROOKLYN

New York

MAHMOUD RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled315

DEARBORN

Michigan

JAMES KENNEY M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled313

HENDERSON

North Carolina

KHALIL INNABI M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled310

YONKERS

New York

VICTOR VERGARA ABREU MD

Specialist

Claims Filled310

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

MARIA ACOSTA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled304

LYONS

Georgia

LUIS RIZO M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled303

MIAMI

Florida

BYRON RANDOLPH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled302

DURHAM

North Carolina

OLIVER SEVERINO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled300

YUMA

Arizona

MARTHA VALDIVIA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled298

NEW YORK

New York

LIJING SHEN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled295

EDISON

New Jersey

FRANCIS TAYLOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled293

CONWAY

North Carolina

IRAJ AKHAVAN MD

Claims Filled291

NEW YORK

New York

RUSSELL BRANT MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled291

SUMTER

South Carolina