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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
RICHARD SPERLING MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

MARQUETTE

Michigan

SERGEY LITVINOV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

HALLANDALE BEACH

Florida

PAMELA LONDON-BARRETT D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

NORRISTOWN

Pennsylvania

JIM PANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled57

CORDOVA

Tennessee

VENKATA CHITTILLA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

JAMES SMITH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

MILLBRAE

California

KATHERINE BROWN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

PERTH AMBOY

New Jersey

VIJAYALAKSHMI APPAREDDY MD

Claims Filled56

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

PLEAS GEYER M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

BRUCE HYMANSON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled56

CHICAGO

Illinois

SARABJIT SANDHU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

NEWPORT BEACH

California

KRISHNA VERMA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

WILSON

North Carolina

MARILYN THOMAS ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled56

MADISONVILLE

Kentucky

MARVIN PIBURN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

INDEPENDENCE

Iowa

IGOR YAMPOLSKY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

ALLENTOWN

Pennsylvania

ESTER MACAM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

JACKSONVILLE

Florida

JEN-HSIUNG WANG M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

VALLEJO

California

WILLIAM BRADEN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

INDRANI NARANGODA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled56

LOWVILLE

New York

ALI SAFDAR MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

MARION

Iowa

ANTONIO NORIEGA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled55

CRESTWOOD

Illinois

MARY GALONSKI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

KITTANNING

Pennsylvania

GABRIELE LIEBERG MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled55

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

BRENNON GILES NURSE PRACTIONER

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled55

ASHLAND

Kentucky

JOHN EKMAN FNP- C, PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled55

SAFFORD

Arizona