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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

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

14.1M

2011

16.3M

2012

19.5M

2013

22.1M

2014

24.8M

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$436M

2011

$475M

2012

$533M

2013

$493M

2014

$491M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$39

2011

$37

2012

$36

2013

$37

2014

$35

2015

Note: While the rest of this page displays data from 2014, the charts above display data through 2015, from a special release by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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
EDWIN BYRD M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

WOODRUFF

South Carolina

MICHAEL WADDELL M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

VIRALKUMAR BHANDERI M.D.

Medical Oncology

Claims Filled50

TALLAHASSEE

Florida

JAMES MOFFAT M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

INDIO

California

WENDY BROWN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

SACRAMENTO

California

RICKY BYRD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

GREENSBORO

Georgia

DAVID JONES M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled50

CHARLOTTESVILLE

Virginia

MELISSA STRINGER FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

GREENSBURG

Louisiana

JOHN PETRILLO D.O.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

SCHENECTADY

New York

NICOLE STRICKLAND APRN

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

MUNFORDVILLE

Kentucky

SAMMI SMITH MD

Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care

Claims Filled50

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

KIMBERLY CARLTON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

CHATTANOOGA

Tennessee

SUSAN FORT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled50

GAINESVILLE

Florida

LAUREN BLAIR

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

VIRGIL BALINT MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

RESTON

Virginia

ERIC RUDIN M.D.

Endocrinology, Diabetes Metabolism

Claims Filled50

KATONAH

New York

THERESA DABEK M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

OAK PARK

Illinois

MARK RUTHERFORD MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BOISE

Idaho

IMADUDDIN HASHMI MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

BROOKLYN

New York

JASON LIPETZ M.D

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST MEADOW

New York

JOHN MONTGOMERY MD

Claims Filled50

PRICE

Utah

WILLIAM THOMPSON M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

ORANGE PARK

Florida

KENNETH MCCOLLEY PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled50

BLACKSBURG

Virginia

JILL TAYLOR PHILLIPS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

PHILIPPI

West Virginia

SAMUEL WHITE MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

EVANSVILLE

Wisconsin