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GABAPENTIN

Neurontin (Gabapentin) is an antiepileptic and nerve pain reliever. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it has a similar structure to GABA, a neurotransmitter that calms nerves in the brain and spinal cord. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2014

22.1M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 10 of 3362

$493M
Retail Cost

Rank: 50 of 3362

4,298,609
Patients

Rank: 14 of 3362

486,754
Prescribers

Rank: 9 of 3362

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

39%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 403,633 1,867,880 $46.3M
Florida 336,509 1,520,526 $28.5M
Texas 312,038 1,385,160 $31.6M
New York 232,557 1,127,762 $21.4M
Pennsylvania 183,710 988,866 $23.3M
Ohio 191,239 972,323 $26.3M
North Carolina 168,225 871,525 $18M
Tennessee 145,692 771,953 $17.1M
Georgia 148,074 770,129 $15.7M
Michigan 149,666 678,674 $16.6M
Kentucky 112,898 665,063 $17M
Illinois 132,051 636,489 $14M
Missouri 101,654 550,709 $11.7M
Massachusetts 91,396 509,551 $12.5M
Indiana 102,694 501,836 $12.1M
Alabama 96,866 490,715 $10.3M
Virginia 100,193 482,427 $11.2M
Louisiana 86,485 430,595 $8.5M
Arizona 89,473 401,611 $9.92M
South Carolina 79,769 383,300 $7.99M
Washington 77,617 379,080 $9.52M
Wisconsin 73,315 375,179 $9.6M
Mississippi 63,179 343,296 $6.96M
New Jersey 74,688 341,544 $6.96M
Minnesota 67,240 335,558 $9.26M
Oklahoma 62,922 321,497 $7.19M
Arkansas 57,587 318,331 $6.46M
Oregon 56,762 281,754 $7.52M
West Virginia 42,820 238,516 $5.21M
Colorado 50,161 236,524 $5.93M
Maryland 50,711 222,482 $5.56M
Iowa 40,558 220,096 $4.46M
Kansas 39,389 214,133 $4.71M
Connecticut 36,168 183,934 $4.05M
Nevada 34,608 151,170 $3.13M
New Mexico 32,064 142,290 $3.56M
Nebraska 23,402 132,086 $2.47M
Utah 27,134 129,746 $3.65M
Maine 20,263 103,179 $2.62M
Idaho 19,810 96,739 $2.46M
Rhode Island 14,263 79,698 $1.77M
New Hampshire 15,467 78,832 $1.79M
Montana 12,108 62,917 $1.33M
South Dakota 9,711 51,109 $1.01M
North Dakota 9,519 50,650 $1.04M
Delaware 11,979 49,078 $1.37M
Vermont 8,388 40,502 $965K
Hawaii 9,268 40,025 $1.11M
District of Columbia 7,226 28,967 $630K
Wyoming 5,507 26,885 $596K
Alaska 3,596 23,839 $420K
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 GABAPENTIN

Provider Medicare Claims City State
TERENCE FRINKS M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled5,255

TUCKER

Georgia

ENRIQUE MURCIANO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled4,342

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

OLIVER JAMES M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,639

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

ROBERTO GONZALEZ M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled3,211

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

NOEMI SALANG RAMSAY MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,159

KENNETT

Missouri

ANGEL ARIZMENDI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled3,072

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

DANIEL HURLEY M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled3,048

BEECH GROVE

Indiana

SAI GUTTI MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled3,035

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,907

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

HECTOR CASES MAYORAL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,766

CAGUAS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS PANTOJAS M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,733

SAN JUAN

Puerto Rico

JOHN RICHARD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,727

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

MANUEL MATEO LOPEZ 11772

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,714

TOA ALTA

Puerto Rico

ROBERTO ALVAREZ M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,652

AIBONITO

Puerto Rico

ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,650

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

FADI SABA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,649

ST PETERSBURG

Florida

LAMAR MOREE M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,648

ALBANY

Georgia

ROBERTO RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,600

ARECIBO

Puerto Rico

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,594

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

AMARILIS CORCHADO PEREZ MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,589

ISABELA

Puerto Rico

NOEMI VARELA-ROSARIO MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,528

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

WINFRED SARDAR MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,500

ARLINGTON

Texas

DANIEL HARRIS MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,495

BEAUMONT

Texas

MARIO MALDONADO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,459

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

MIGUEL STUBBS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,371

SMYRNA

Georgia