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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
V KUCHIPUDI M.D.

Claims Filled227

BROOKFIELD

Illinois

ROBERT FRANKLE M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled225

CHICAGO

Illinois

FRANCISCO PAGES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled221

CORAL GABLES

Florida

MUTHIAH SABANAYAGAM M.D.

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled209

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

NAVEED MIRZA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled208

POPLAR BLUFF

Missouri

JOHN SCHREMLY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled208

CORBIN

Kentucky

OLIN LEPARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled200

WAYNE

Michigan

KRISTEN GRABLE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled196

DALLAS

Texas

JAHANBAKHSH NASSERZARE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled192

NORTH MIAMI BEACH

Florida

ADELO AQUINO MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled191

RULEVILLE

Mississippi

M IHTESHAM JANJUA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled190

COLLEGEVILLE

Pennsylvania

JOSEPH POOLE M.D.

Cardiovascular Disease

Claims Filled185

MOUNT VERNON

Ohio

SUDHIR GOKHALE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled184

OAK LAWN

Illinois

SATISH BARNABAS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled184

CHICAGO

Illinois

DAVID KEUHN M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled179

MARSHALL

Missouri

JON WONG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled177

BEVERLY HILLS

California

MAGDALENA ROZMYSLOWICZ MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled177

ANCORA

New Jersey

ALOK UPPAL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled176

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

BHARAT SHAH MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled175

CHICAGO

Illinois

KAYCIA VANSICKLE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled173

JASPER

Alabama

BAL GUPTA MD

Claims Filled173

WARREN

Michigan

REMUS NERVEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled172

COLUMBUS

Ohio

SASIKALA RAVI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled169

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

MAXIM CHASANOV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled168

DEERFIELD

Illinois

HAN LEE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled167

SANDUSKY

Ohio