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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
RICARDO BLONDET VISSEPO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,320

PONCE

Puerto Rico

RAUL CHAO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,248

SOUTH MIAMI

Florida

KERMIT GIBSON DO

General Practice

Claims Filled2,224

ELKHORN CITY

Kentucky

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,206

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

SRIDHAR PINNAMANENI MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,205

LEESBURG

Florida

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,201

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

WILLIAM TAYLOR MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,177

DUBLIN

Georgia

ALEXIS DUPREY COLON MD

Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine OMM

Claims Filled2,168

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

EDGAR RAMOS MENDEZ MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,155

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

TAMMY SUTTON-CARNES N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled2,140

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

DREW COOPER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,127

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,123

SPRING HILL

Florida

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,096

HYDEN

Kentucky

BRUCE PENDLEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,085

EAST RIDGE

Tennessee

SAMUEL PADILLA ROSA

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,064

MANATI

Puerto Rico

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled2,064

MOBILE

Alabama

GEORGE PURSLEY MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,049

AUGUSTA

Georgia

JUAN ORTIZ MATOS MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,043

COROZAL

Puerto Rico

CESAR AGTARAP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,037

JACKSON

Kentucky

RUDDY GUERRA CARDONA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled2,024

MANATI

Puerto Rico

DAVID COFFEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,023

ONEIDA

Tennessee

CHRISTOPHER LABONTE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,998

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

MIGUEL RAMIREZ-SOTO M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,990

JUNCOS

Puerto Rico

ELLIOT MELECIO M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,976

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

ROBERT KROPAC MD

Orthopaedic Surgery

Claims Filled1,960

PRINCETON

West Virginia