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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
FRANCIS TAYLOR M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled218

CONWAY

North Carolina

ALLA SHPANER M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled218

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SAMUEL YEBOAH M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled217

ANDERSON

South Carolina

PANKAJ VYAS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled217

BENSON

North Carolina

MERI KRYSS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled216

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

ALBERTO URENA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled215

NEW YORK

New York

CESAR CABRAL M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled214

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

MYRON RODOS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled214

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

MIN WONG MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled213

BROOKLYN

New York

THAN WIN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled212

NEW BEDFORD

Massachusetts

ELISEL VERA-GALVAN M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled211

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

HANDEL WHITE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

NEW YORK

New York

BABU PATEL MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled210

BRONX

New York

RENEE GOODISON-OLLIVIER D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled210

WILSON

North Carolina

BELARMINO NUNES M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled209

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

JEFFREY YOCUM DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled208

LEBANON

Pennsylvania

MANJIT CHEEMA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled207

SOUTH RICHMOND HILL

New York

JALAL DAHSHE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled205

MOKENA

Illinois

ARIF SHAIKH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled204

STEELTON

Pennsylvania

DWIGHT CURTIS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

RAYNE

Louisiana

LEON FRANCIS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled203

MIFFLINVILLE

Pennsylvania

EMILY WILLIAMS MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled202

HARRISBURG

Pennsylvania

SALEEM MAHMOOD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled202

JERSEY CITY

New Jersey

PEGGY ALLEMAND M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled201

KINDER

Louisiana

LAVINIA REYES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled201

LOUISBURG

North Carolina