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CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Chlorpromazine is 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) and other psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real) and to treat the symptoms of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people who have bipolar disorder (manic depressive disorder; a condition that causes episodes of mania, episodes of depression, and other abnormal moods). Chlorpromazine is also used to treat severe behavior problems such as explosive, aggressive behavior and hyperactivity in children 1 to 12 years of age. Chlorpromazine is also used to control nausea and vomiting, to relieve hiccups that have lasted one month or longer, and to relieve restlessness and nervousness that may occur just before surgery. Chlorpromazine is also used to treat acute intermittent porphyria (condition in which certain natural substances build up in the body and cause stomach pain, changes in thinking and behavior, and other symptoms). Chlorpromazine is also used along with other medications to treat tetanus (a serious infection that may cause tightening of the muscles, especially the jaw muscle). Chlorpromazine is in a class of medications called conventional antipsychotics. It works by changing the activity of certain natural substances in the brain and other parts of the body. More info »

AT A GLANCE: THIS DRUG IN 2011

207K
Medicare Part D Claims
$10.2M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
California 23,477 $812K
New York 23,126 $968K
Puerto Rico 19,036 $561K
Illinois 18,354 $512K
Pennsylvania 18,050 $607K
Florida 17,923 $621K
Texas 14,481 $484K
Ohio 11,145 $360K
North Carolina 9,688 $346K
New Jersey 9,397 $346K
Missouri 9,304 $323K
Massachusetts 8,850 $336K
Virginia 7,412 $217K
Tennessee 7,363 $261K
Michigan 6,892 $246K
Indiana 6,367 $213K
Georgia 6,054 $193K
Alabama 6,020 $199K
Kentucky 5,523 $190K
Wisconsin 4,989 $182K
Louisiana 4,874 $178K
Mississippi 4,623 $141K
Arkansas 4,236 $165K
Oklahoma 4,066 $154K
Maryland 4,059 $135K
Arizona 3,840 $104K
Connecticut 3,800 $136K
Iowa 3,740 $129K
Maine 3,223 $70.5K
Washington 2,958 $94.3K
South Carolina 2,652 $88.6K
Oregon 2,483 $95.3K
Minnesota 2,132 $90K
Rhode Island 2,037 $78.1K
West Virginia 1,938 $77.7K
Colorado 1,920 $64.4K
Kansas 1,850 $63.8K
Nebraska 1,603 $56.1K
New Hampshire 1,266 $32.9K
Idaho 1,252 $46.9K
Utah 1,204 $41.8K
Delaware 1,155 $32.2K
New Mexico 1,078 $46.6K
Nevada 1,029 $29.6K
Vermont 890 $35.4K
District of Columbia 657 $19.1K
Montana 517 $17.4K
Hawaii 415 $10.9K
North Dakota 409 $13.7K
Alaska 399 $8,104
South Dakota 288 $10.3K
Wyoming 154 $6,420
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 CHLORPROMAZINE HCL

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RONALD SAGER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SANTA CRUZ

California

CHRISTOPHER GORDON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FRAMINGHAM

Massachusetts

ROBERT GWINN DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

COSHOCTON

Ohio

JUSTINE CONFINO N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

TUCSON

Arizona

DENNIS CAMPBELL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

JACKSON

Kentucky

MARIE RABANAL M.D

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MORRIS PLAINS

New Jersey

JOSEPH AFONSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FALL RIVER

Massachusetts

RAJNIKANT PATEL M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PANAMA CITY

Florida

MAZHAR SALIM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CORBIN

Kentucky

ANUPINDER SAHOTA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CERES

California

CHARLES FRINAK MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BEAVER DAM

Wisconsin

DAVID BIRKETT MD

Claims Filled50

SUFFERN

New York

RICHARD SPERLING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MARQUETTE

Michigan

PADMAVATHI GEDDAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

JUNIOR PITTACK MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HIALEAH

Florida

JOSEPH BERNADOTTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

ANDRES MARTIN M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

TAMPA

Florida

ELIZABETH MCGEE NP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

FORT WAYNE

Indiana

DONNA EARNSHAW M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MOUNT VERNON

Alabama

DAVID NEUBAUER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ALLEN CRAIG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

TULLAHOMA

Tennessee

CARL AHROON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled51

CLOVIS

California

ROBERT GRAMBAU M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

PLEASANTVILLE

New York

WILLIAM CROCKETT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

BRADENTON

Florida

JUSTIN SCHOEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled51

MARSHFIELD

Wisconsin