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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 2015

24.8M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 9 of 3395

$491M
Retail Cost

Rank: 58 of 3395

4,816,194
Patients

Rank: 13 of 3395

513,753
Prescribers

Rank: 9 of 3395

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57%

of people say

it's worth it

40%

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

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 449,402 2,064,791 $46.4M
Florida 383,187 1,723,028 $29.5M
Texas 352,479 1,555,277 $31.1M
New York 260,941 1,265,963 $21.7M
Pennsylvania 207,021 1,109,167 $22.5M
Ohio 215,163 1,101,504 $27.2M
North Carolina 185,802 952,305 $17.4M
Georgia 166,052 874,760 $15.5M
Tennessee 164,806 873,855 $17.1M
Michigan 167,455 763,745 $17.8M
Kentucky 125,324 746,042 $16.9M
Illinois 149,668 723,755 $13.8M
Missouri 113,210 614,701 $12.1M
Massachusetts 102,168 568,587 $12.1M
Indiana 114,539 562,276 $12.4M
Virginia 113,661 545,985 $11.5M
Alabama 108,651 540,143 $9.99M
Louisiana 97,871 488,470 $8.12M
Arizona 100,684 450,513 $9.86M
South Carolina 89,128 432,531 $8.07M
Washington 88,195 428,579 $9.3M
Wisconsin 82,549 415,730 $9.48M
New Jersey 84,233 385,315 $6.63M
Mississippi 70,616 381,514 $6.19M
Minnesota 74,744 369,348 $9.08M
Arkansas 64,817 356,957 $6.16M
Oklahoma 69,810 353,080 $7.04M
Oregon 63,122 312,716 $7.35M
Colorado 57,385 268,011 $6.36M
West Virginia 47,022 264,717 $4.93M
Maryland 58,107 254,828 $5.5M
Iowa 45,715 246,646 $4.58M
Kansas 43,767 236,660 $4.56M
Connecticut 41,159 204,985 $4.1M
Nevada 39,124 170,674 $3.3M
New Mexico 36,864 164,924 $3.44M
Utah 31,381 148,889 $3.72M
Nebraska 25,782 144,531 $2.43M
Maine 22,196 112,359 $2.78M
Idaho 22,903 111,897 $2.43M
New Hampshire 18,702 95,223 $2.02M
Rhode Island 15,959 88,508 $1.51M
Montana 13,894 70,989 $1.33M
South Dakota 10,897 57,150 $993K
Delaware 14,327 57,042 $1.43M
North Dakota 10,626 55,973 $997K
Vermont 9,450 44,861 $931K
Hawaii 9,989 41,598 $1.02M
District of Columbia 7,967 31,205 $620K
Wyoming 6,246 30,190 $599K
Alaska 3,820 25,075 $412K
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 2015 includes more than 1.4 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.4 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 447,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than 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
ALFREDO ROMERO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,165

CAPE GIRARDEAU

Missouri

DENNIS SUAREZ MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled2,150

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

DAN WATERS MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled2,135

OKLAHOMA CITY

Oklahoma

CESAR AGTARAP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,134

JACKSON

Kentucky

BRUCE LEE M.D.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled2,122

CALHOUN

Georgia

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled2,119

KISSIMMEE

Florida

DAVID POWELL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled2,092

BEAUMONT

Texas

CARLOS MUNIZ MOLINERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,081

AGUADA

Puerto Rico

DALE MCGREGOR D.O.

Emergency Medicine

Claims Filled2,071

MOULTRIE

Georgia

CARLOS RAMOS M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,018

SAN SEBASTIAN

Puerto Rico

PATRICK O'BRIEN MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled2,007

RALEIGH

North Carolina

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled2,002

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,998

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

TAMMY SUTTON-CARNES N.P.

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled1,994

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

CYNTHIA PINSON MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,985

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

ANDREAS RUNHEIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,966

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

MARIA JUSTINIANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,962

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,954

WESTON

Massachusetts

BRAD WHITNEY MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,950

ASHEVILLE

North Carolina

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,949

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

ROY VARGHESE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,948

HYDEN

Kentucky

AARON SHINKLE M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,943

MONTGOMERY

Alabama

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,929

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,904

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

GEORGE SIDHOM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,900

SPRING HILL

Florida