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EXELON

Exelon is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor. Researchers don't know exactly how it helps treat Alzheimer's disease, but it prevents acetylcholine, a chemical in the brain, from being broken down too quickly. Acetylcholine is important in transmitting signals through nerves, a process that breaks down in Alzheimer's. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.39M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 196 of 3238

$467M
Retail Cost

Rank: 45 of 3238

236,152
Patients

Rank: 258 of 3238

79,227
Prescribers

Rank: 282 of 3238

User Reviews of EXELON »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Florida 25,662 136,169 $46.2M
Texas 22,389 129,948 $42.8M
California 19,544 109,007 $37.2M
New York 15,339 88,437 $30.6M
Ohio 13,371 78,792 $27.2M
Pennsylvania 11,014 66,652 $22.3M
Georgia 9,387 55,160 $18.1M
Illinois 8,481 51,141 $17.4M
Tennessee 8,156 47,737 $15.3M
North Carolina 7,796 45,277 $14.9M
New Jersey 7,813 42,559 $14.9M
Indiana 6,656 38,293 $13.4M
Michigan 6,928 35,585 $13.7M
Alabama 5,939 33,117 $10.8M
Missouri 5,207 31,710 $10.2M
Louisiana 5,258 30,769 $9.93M
South Carolina 5,047 27,659 $9.21M
Kentucky 4,649 27,637 $9.25M
Virginia 3,774 21,448 $7.4M
Kansas 3,081 18,985 $6.03M
Connecticut 2,852 18,132 $5.84M
Wisconsin 2,761 17,365 $5.82M
Massachusetts 2,727 16,175 $5.4M
Mississippi 2,694 16,103 $5.04M
Oklahoma 2,735 15,854 $5.11M
Arizona 2,987 14,941 $5.51M
Arkansas 2,442 14,867 $4.83M
Iowa 2,084 13,677 $4.44M
West Virginia 2,166 12,205 $4.1M
Maryland 2,274 12,195 $4.37M
Washington 1,535 8,899 $3.11M
Colorado 1,531 8,727 $3.02M
Minnesota 1,449 8,617 $2.98M
Nebraska 1,283 8,112 $2.6M
Oregon 1,363 7,602 $2.55M
Rhode Island 1,067 7,431 $2.24M
Hawaii 1,035 5,985 $2.12M
Nevada 1,017 5,537 $1.76M
New Mexico 771 4,106 $1.43M
Maine 644 3,915 $1.39M
Utah 577 3,200 $1.13M
Idaho 537 3,071 $1.04M
New Hampshire 489 2,911 $1.04M
South Dakota 433 2,845 $919K
North Dakota 403 2,694 $902K
Delaware 441 2,069 $814K
District of Columbia 358 1,779 $613K
Montana 210 1,343 $449K
Wyoming 184 1,068 $359K
Vermont 183 1,018 $361K
Alaska 118 578 $226K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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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Top prescribers for EXELON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
LOWELL CLARK M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled743

BUSHNELL

Florida

ADOLPHUS LEWIS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled740

FORT WORTH

Texas

MEENAKSHI PATEL MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled734

CENTERVILLE

Ohio

FRANK WEINHOLT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled708

MONROE

Louisiana

STEPHEN WELTON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled694

SIKESTON

Missouri

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled687

SMYRNA

Georgia

EDWARD SVADJIAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled676

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

BELA AJTAI MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled668

AMHERST

New York

SCOTT COOPER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled658

CANTON

Georgia

LAURA GIVENS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled653

HOUSTON

Texas

CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled648

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

JANSEN TODD DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled642

LUFKIN

Texas

OMAR ZANTUA M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled625

HOUSTON

Texas

JAMES CHUDLEIGH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled623

VOLENTE

Texas

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled619

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

DIETER MARTIN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled615

AUSTIN

Texas

OREL EVERETT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled611

CORPUS CHRISTI

Texas

DANA NASH M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled609

MEMPHIS

Tennessee

JOHN STOUKIDES MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled608

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled607

BROOKLYN

New York

RADU CIUBUC MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled597

EL PASO

Texas

DICK OWENS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled590

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

KENNETH BIROS DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled590

CANAL FULTON

Ohio

TAD VENN M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled590

COLUMBIA

South Carolina

LAURA SCHINZEL FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled587

WEST SENECA

New York