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PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Prochlorperazine suppositories and tablets are used to control severe nausea and vomiting. Prochlorperazine tablets are also used to treat the symptoms of schizophrenia (a mental illness that causes disturbed or unusual thinking, loss of interest in life, and strong or inappropriate emotions). Prochlorperazine tablets are also used on a short-term basis to treat anxiety that could not be controlled by other medications. Prochlorperazine should not be used to treat any condition in children who are younger than 2 years old or who weigh less than 20 pounds (about 9 kilograms). Prochlorperazine is in a class of medications called conventional antipsychotics. It works by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

640K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 298 of 3238

$7.21M
Retail Cost

Rank: 884 of 3238

355,785
Patients

Rank: 196 of 3238

115,498
Prescribers

Rank: 212 of 3238

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

35%

of people say

it worked well

35%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zofran Phenergan Scopolamine

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 46,642 84,697 $1.15M
Pennsylvania 27,619 48,483 $523K
Florida 23,792 40,184 $450K
New York 22,351 36,995 $505K
Michigan 17,645 32,069 $352K
Illinois 14,565 26,299 $276K
Ohio 14,725 25,891 $285K
Missouri 13,382 24,670 $251K
Massachusetts 11,938 22,302 $268K
Texas 12,839 20,980 $199K
Wisconsin 9,610 17,831 $179K
Minnesota 8,917 16,712 $173K
New Jersey 10,309 16,660 $208K
North Carolina 8,626 15,761 $151K
Washington 8,351 15,495 $179K
Indiana 7,653 13,634 $147K
Arizona 7,728 13,272 $150K
Georgia 6,773 12,111 $108K
Tennessee 6,293 11,567 $113K
Oregon 5,632 11,118 $129K
Virginia 6,121 10,865 $123K
Connecticut 6,262 10,287 $113K
Colorado 5,359 9,375 $116K
Maryland 5,681 9,306 $106K
Kentucky 3,995 7,813 $82.4K
Alabama 3,945 7,191 $75K
Oklahoma 3,359 6,391 $64K
Iowa 3,330 6,156 $62.1K
Kansas 3,313 5,865 $64K
South Carolina 2,782 4,940 $52.7K
Nebraska 2,590 4,710 $41.8K
Louisiana 2,487 4,456 $41.5K
Nevada 2,281 4,071 $47.3K
Rhode Island 2,201 4,018 $43K
Maine 2,006 3,788 $37.7K
Mississippi 1,991 3,582 $27.9K
West Virginia 1,789 3,529 $37.4K
Arkansas 1,811 3,493 $33.2K
Idaho 1,608 3,126 $25K
New Hampshire 1,677 3,107 $36.1K
Utah 1,386 2,552 $28K
New Mexico 1,322 2,330 $29.7K
Delaware 1,320 2,167 $26.5K
Montana 1,054 1,952 $17.4K
Hawaii 1,118 1,744 $20K
Vermont 932 1,691 $16.5K
South Dakota 845 1,481 $14.4K
North Dakota 691 1,245 $10.1K
Wyoming 350 578 $4,164
Alaska 246 562 $5,491
District of Columbia 383 552 $5,915
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 PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
FREDERICK RUTHARDT MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled343

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

ROBERT STOKES MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled281

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

CHARLES CALABRESE DO

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled268

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

BILAL ANSARI M.D.

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled237

MISHAWAKA

Indiana

STEPHEN SMILEY MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled231

BATTLE CREEK

Michigan

KELLY CHIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled222

BROOKLYN

New York

MARC HAPPE D.O.

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled192

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

ERIC BATTS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled191

HOLLAND

Michigan

ABBY KOONS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled186

MUNCIE

Indiana

CHARLES WADEE M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled178

ANDERSON

South Carolina

HEW QUON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled177

LOS ANGELES

California

PEAR ENAM M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled177

HAGERSTOWN

Maryland

STEPHEN DAVIDSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled177

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

RAJESWARI BALASUBRAMANIAM MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled170

UNIONTOWN

Pennsylvania

GERALD MINGOLELLI MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled166

HAZEL CREST

Illinois

STEPHEN WHITE MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled166

PRATTVILLE

Alabama

ANTHONY DIGIOIA MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled165

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

STEVEN WEISS MD

Gastroenterology

Claims Filled163

DOWNEY

California

BRITTANY SWEIGART FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled161

COLUMBUS

Ohio

LUIS RANGEL MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled159

HIALEAH

Florida

KEITH THOMPSON MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled159

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

NIRAJ GUPTA MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled158

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

RIZWAN DANISH MD

Hematology Oncology

Claims Filled156

FLINT

Michigan

MARK CAMPBELL M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled155

GRAND RAPIDS

Michigan

DAVID DOUGHERTY DO

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled152

WILLIAMSVILLE

New York