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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
ANANDA CHELLAPPAN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled166

RICHMOND

Virginia

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled164

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

STEPHEN NICHOLS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled164

STAUNTON

Virginia

JOLLY ANAND MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled163

CHICAGO

Illinois

YEDDU RAJU MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled162

GOLDSBORO

North Carolina

JOSEPH SLAP MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled161

PHILADELPHIA

Pennsylvania

SENTARA NORFOLK GENERAL HOSP

Claims Filled158

NORFOLK

Virginia

RICHARD SIMPSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled157

GALLIPOLIS

Ohio

JOSE GAMBOA MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled157

ANAHEIM

California

PETERYNE MILLER M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled156

TULSA

Oklahoma

ROBERT JONES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled156

VALLEJO

California

HARSHAD PATEL MD

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled154

SHARON

Pennsylvania

SPENCER JOHNSON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

TEMPLE HILLS

Maryland

BRIJ SARAN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled153

GLOVERSVILLE

New York

ALIREZA PAKKAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled151

MARINA DEL REY

California

ENRIQUE CASUSO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled148

MIAMI

Florida

JONG JIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled147

CHICAGO

Illinois

IKECHUKWU OHIAERI M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled147

VICTORVILLE

California

SYAM KUNAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

REDLANDS

California

JOSEPH YAU MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

SANDY

Utah

JAMAL MAHMUD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

HAMMONTON

New Jersey

KENNETH RICKLER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled146

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

EMILIA VITOLO-GALLO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled146

WERNERSVILLE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL MENNELLA M.D.

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled142

SMITHTOWN

New York

FAYZ HUDEFI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled141

BARLING

Arkansas