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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 2012
Totals only include the 50 U.S. States and Washington D.C.

291K
Medicare Part D Claims
$29M
Retail Cost

Cost by state

State Claims Cost
New York 24,070 $2.71M
California 23,845 $2.5M
Illinois 20,810 $1.75M
Pennsylvania 19,349 $1.86M
Florida 18,625 $1.85M
Texas 15,115 $1.6M
Ohio 11,509 $1.06M
North Carolina 10,191 $1.04M
Missouri 10,006 $1.13M
New Jersey 9,994 $877K
Massachusetts 9,431 $891K
Virginia 8,004 $702K
Tennessee 6,905 $708K
Michigan 6,862 $762K
Indiana 6,427 $596K
Georgia 6,093 $567K
Alabama 5,907 $570K
Kentucky 5,481 $567K
Louisiana 4,919 $455K
Mississippi 4,640 $457K
Arkansas 4,620 $521K
Wisconsin 4,480 $487K
Maryland 4,234 $402K
Arizona 4,219 $344K
Oklahoma 4,173 $462K
Connecticut 4,034 $391K
Iowa 3,843 $415K
Washington 3,021 $303K
Maine 2,993 $246K
South Carolina 2,612 $242K
Oregon 2,604 $268K
Minnesota 2,215 $279K
Rhode Island 2,200 $241K
Colorado 1,934 $202K
Kansas 1,863 $206K
West Virginia 1,752 $184K
Nebraska 1,398 $149K
Idaho 1,298 $145K
New Hampshire 1,165 $85.7K
New Mexico 1,147 $116K
Utah 1,119 $125K
Nevada 1,103 $94.7K
Delaware 1,022 $91.6K
Vermont 808 $92.3K
District of Columbia 591 $58.9K
Montana 541 $48.4K
North Dakota 434 $47.7K
Hawaii 421 $31.7K
Alaska 351 $23.4K
South Dakota 238 $20.2K
Wyoming 185 $23.8K
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 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost 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
MICHAEL REINSTEIN PSYCHIATRIST

Psychiatry

Claims Filled3,219

SKOKIE

Illinois

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,131

CHICAGO

Illinois

KIMBALL LADIEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,004

CHICAGO

Illinois

VICOTR MARIANO MERCEDES M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled690

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

PEDRO OYOLA-NIEVES M.D.

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled572

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

REINALDO RODRIGUEZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled538

HUMACAO

Puerto Rico

BHANUPRASAD PATEL

Family Medicine

Claims Filled514

CHICAGO

Illinois

STEVEN FOGELMAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled514

ROME

New York

WELDON MALLGREN D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled501

CLAREMORE

Oklahoma

JORGE BETANCOURT MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled468

MIA

Florida

CARMEN CHINCHILLA MD

Hospitalist

Claims Filled369

MANATI

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL CRUZ MENA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled358

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

CONCEPCI�N MALDONADO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled343

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO OJEA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled324

CHICAGO

Illinois

MICHAEL KAPLOWITZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled316

RIVERDALE

New York

CHRISTOPHER MELCER MD

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled316

LAKE KATRINE

New York

BHARAT SHAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled314

CHICAGO

Illinois

JAHANBAKHSH NASSERZARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled305

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

GARRY GRAYSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled303

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

AMERICO OMS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled302

PONCE

Puerto Rico

PHILIP BRONNER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

BAKERSFIELD

California

LUIS ROJAS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

RIO PIEDRAS

Puerto Rico

ANANDA CHELLAPPAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled277

RICHMOND

Virginia

CHRISTINA KREMER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled276

JACKSON

Ohio

STEVEN KING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled275

YOUNGSTOWN

Ohio