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PROMETHEGAN

PROMETHAZINE HCL

Phenergan (Promethazine) is an antihistamine, which helps control allergies. It also seems to block your body's natural reflex for vomiting, which makes it useful as an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Promethazine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

38.4K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 894 of 3395

$6.45M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1070 of 3395

25,926
Patients

Rank: 683 of 3395

22,507
Prescribers

Rank: 593 of 3395

More info on related drug Promethazine »

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82%

of people say

it's worth it

76%

of people say

it worked well

5%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Zofran Scopolamine Compro

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

85.3K

2011

90.6K

2012

64.3K

2013

46.1K

2014

38.4K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$2.89M

2011

$3.69M

2012

$5.65M

2013

$7.48M

2014

$6.45M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$10

2011

$16

2012

$22

2013

$39

2014

$55

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 2,914 3,977 $678K
Florida 2,200 3,167 $513K
California 1,679 2,737 $570K
Tennessee 1,441 2,088 $293K
North Carolina 1,216 1,724 $265K
Ohio 1,233 1,635 $278K
Georgia 946 1,365 $214K
Kentucky 841 1,214 $182K
Washington 757 1,175 $177K
Pennsylvania 868 1,143 $150K
Arizona 661 1,080 $223K
Alabama 718 1,067 $146K
Virginia 665 1,013 $162K
Colorado 631 982 $151K
Indiana 675 959 $153K
Oregon 570 934 $156K
Louisiana 614 914 $153K
Michigan 552 838 $194K
Mississippi 606 831 $119K
Arkansas 588 828 $118K
Missouri 570 814 $137K
Oklahoma 488 783 $119K
South Carolina 548 718 $130K
Maryland 405 596 $105K
New Mexico 344 504 $84.9K
Kansas 319 452 $54.8K
Illinois 313 439 $62K
New York 251 362 $69.5K
West Virginia 204 347 $56.3K
Idaho 200 329 $81.5K
Iowa 223 319 $38.9K
Maine 181 290 $63.5K
Nevada 193 279 $54.7K
Wisconsin 167 237 $25.2K
Utah 132 206 $43.3K
New Jersey 120 196 $48.8K
Minnesota 93 191 $123K
Hawaii 161 184 $24K
Massachusetts 108 174 $32.5K
Nebraska 116 143 $18K
New Hampshire 74 140 $23.9K
Montana 90 131 $15.5K
Connecticut 89 129 $20.1K
Delaware 90 105 $13.7K
Alaska 69 96 $18.7K
Vermont 43 82 $12.3K
Wyoming 49 78 $9,740
North Dakota 25 57 $15.7K
South Dakota 31 50 $7,208
Rhode Island 20 41 $12.8K
District of Columbia 32 35 $6,088
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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