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EXELON

RIVASTIGMINE

Exelon (Rivastigmine) 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 2014

1.38M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 195 of 3362

$529M
Retail Cost

Rank: 44 of 3362

230,774
Patients

Rank: 273 of 3362

76,979
Prescribers

Rank: 306 of 3362

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
Texas 22,941 137,053 $50.9M
Florida 25,843 136,866 $53M
California 18,383 104,861 $40.6M
New York 15,106 87,356 $34.8M
Ohio 12,930 78,358 $30.4M
Pennsylvania 9,853 61,420 $23.2M
Georgia 8,909 53,079 $19.8M
Illinois 8,512 52,462 $20.2M
Tennessee 8,107 48,734 $17.6M
North Carolina 8,051 47,017 $17.6M
New Jersey 7,387 41,291 $16.5M
Indiana 6,303 37,571 $14.8M
Michigan 6,719 35,588 $15.5M
Alabama 5,894 34,076 $12.6M
Louisiana 5,594 32,936 $12.1M
Missouri 5,050 31,517 $11.5M
South Carolina 5,416 30,425 $11.6M
Kentucky 4,296 26,283 $9.98M
Virginia 3,575 20,809 $8.09M
Kansas 2,997 18,901 $6.87M
Oklahoma 2,802 16,684 $6.13M
Wisconsin 2,602 16,584 $6.33M
Connecticut 2,603 16,427 $6.31M
Massachusetts 2,710 16,045 $6.23M
Mississippi 2,597 15,616 $5.54M
Arizona 2,951 15,297 $6.47M
Arkansas 2,245 13,958 $5.18M
Iowa 1,977 13,555 $5.05M
Maryland 2,398 13,240 $5.38M
West Virginia 1,943 11,529 $4.38M
Colorado 1,660 9,001 $3.6M
Washington 1,557 8,760 $3.49M
Minnesota 1,419 8,441 $3.33M
Nebraska 1,202 7,914 $2.92M
Oregon 1,356 7,746 $3.01M
Rhode Island 875 6,430 $2.19M
Nevada 958 5,330 $2M
Hawaii 913 5,266 $2.24M
New Mexico 728 3,606 $1.43M
Maine 597 3,423 $1.39M
South Dakota 408 2,923 $1.05M
New Hampshire 477 2,732 $1.1M
Idaho 505 2,730 $1.08M
Utah 516 2,722 $1.13M
North Dakota 356 2,472 $927K
District of Columbia 368 1,992 $808K
Delaware 395 1,919 $890K
Vermont 171 1,027 $427K
Wyoming 179 1,025 $399K
Montana 153 920 $357K
Alaska 92 468 $210K
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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Top prescribers for EXELON

Provider Medicare Claims City State
CHRISTOPHER PATTERSON MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled568

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

SHOBHA KHANDELWAL M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled567

MEDINA

Ohio

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled564

SMYRNA

Georgia

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled559

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

JOHN STOUKIDES MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled555

NORTH PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

LAURA SCHINZEL FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled554

WEST SENECA

New York

GEORGE KNIGHT RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled542

CINCINNATI

Ohio

FRANCISCO VAZQUEZ REILLO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled536

CAYEY

Puerto Rico

ALIUSKA ALVAREZ MD

Specialist

Claims Filled534

MIAMI

Florida

JOSE GONZALEZ M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled532

HIALEAH

Florida

JYH-HAUR LU MD

Neurology

Claims Filled529

FLUSHING

New York

BORIS BORODULIN M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled524

EAST BRUNSWICK

New Jersey

ROBERTO BERMUDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled523

NARANJA

Florida

JOEL GONCE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled517

JOHNSON CITY

Tennessee

DANIEL MEETZE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled509

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

MOHAMMAD BOLOURI MD

Neurology

Claims Filled494

CHARLOTTE

North Carolina

GEORGE GORICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

CARMEL

New York

VLAD NUSINOVICH M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled493

WEST HOLLYWOOD

California

SCOTT KEFFER DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled491

ANSTED

West Virginia

MATTHEW KODSI MD PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled489

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

ENRIQUE VARELA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled489

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

FAINA ZLATOGOROV MD

Mental Health Counselor

Claims Filled489

LOS ANGELES

California

INNA YURYEV-GOLGER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled489

BROOKLYN

New York

GILBERTO CRUZ M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled487

HIALEAH

Florida

IDAN SHARON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled485

BROOKLYN

New York