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CARBAMAZEPINE

Tegretol (Carbamazepine) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to block certain kinds of nerve activity to reduce seizures and pain. Source: Iodine  *

*This description is for related drug Tegretol

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

6,976
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 1413 of 3362

$1.75M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1367 of 3362

1,086
Patients

Rank: 1661 of 3362

883
Prescribers

Rank: 1710 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

42%

of people say

it worked well

21%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Topamax Neurontin

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 211 1,174 $300K
North Carolina 126 817 $200K
Missouri 128 779 $180K
New York 99 729 $178K
Florida 126 618 $154K
Michigan 69 398 $98K
Ohio 84 365 $79.5K
Pennsylvania 36 359 $92.1K
New Jersey 29 254 $63.9K
Tennessee 17 139 $35.1K
Maryland 16 122 $38.2K
California 15 109 $35.6K
Washington 97 $23K
Massachusetts 12 94 $26.6K
Illinois 17 78 $26.7K
South Carolina 13 77 $16.7K
Arkansas 68 $15.7K
Kentucky 66 $15K
Virginia 63 $17.1K
Alabama 59 $18.1K
Connecticut 52 $16.6K
Indiana 47 $17.1K
Louisiana 44 $15K
Arizona 44 $9,058
Georgia 39 $10.2K
Wisconsin 39 $6,589
Minnesota 38 $12.9K
Iowa 31 $4,706
Oklahoma 30 $6,803
West Virginia 28 $6,382
Oregon 26 $5,221
New Hampshire 20 $3,893
Idaho 14 $3,733
Alaska 13 $2,213
Kansas 13 $2,407
Rhode Island 11 $2,825
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 2014 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by more than 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 428,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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