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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
MUHAMMAD ALI M.D.

Claims Filled1,933

JASPER

Alabama

SAI GUNDLAPALLI M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,926

ODESSA

Texas

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,925

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,916

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,907

KISSIMMEE

Florida

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,862

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

MICHAEL SATCHELL MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,861

ALBANY

Georgia

HIRAM RIVERA MONTES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,861

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

DAVID RATLIFF MD

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,843

PIKEVILLE

Kentucky

ABDULLAH ARSHAD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,842

HAYTI

Missouri

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,838

MIDLAND

Texas

JOHN COUCH MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,838

MOBILE

Alabama

LINDA BELL NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,835

BILOXI

Mississippi

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,823

HIALEAH

Florida

FREDRICK SHORT DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,808

TONGANOXIE

Kansas

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,805

BRADENTON

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,802

TEXARKANA

Texas

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,780

WESTON

Massachusetts

ARMANDO HASSUN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,776

CORAL GABLES

Florida

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,774

GLENDALE

California

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,774

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

SANGMIN AHN M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,755

FESTUS

Missouri

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,744

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,742

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,737

GREENVILLE

South Carolina