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GABAPENTIN

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 2013

19.5M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 11 of 3238

$533M
Retail Cost

Rank: 37 of 3238

3,776,886
Patients

Rank: 17 of 3238

462,617
Prescribers

Rank: 10 of 3238

User Reviews of GABAPENTIN »

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56%

of people say

it's worth it

36%

of people say

it worked well

19%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 359,285 1,676,289 $49.7M
Florida 292,477 1,334,457 $29.8M
Texas 272,164 1,223,938 $32.8M
New York 203,032 977,676 $23.3M
Pennsylvania 163,455 880,610 $24.6M
Ohio 170,028 855,919 $27.2M
North Carolina 148,919 767,658 $20.8M
Tennessee 125,356 667,062 $18.4M
Georgia 130,395 663,775 $17M
Michigan 131,764 596,361 $17.4M
Kentucky 99,879 579,093 $18.5M
Illinois 111,455 542,721 $14.4M
Missouri 89,019 486,213 $13M
Massachusetts 80,175 445,376 $14.1M
Alabama 85,498 444,672 $11.2M
Indiana 89,191 436,229 $12.7M
Virginia 87,219 423,446 $11.9M
Louisiana 74,594 375,930 $9.39M
Arizona 77,615 346,712 $10.1M
Washington 67,792 337,332 $10.3M
Wisconsin 64,269 335,787 $10.4M
South Carolina 64,366 309,983 $9.02M
New Jersey 66,165 305,651 $7.81M
Minnesota 60,129 304,678 $10.5M
Mississippi 56,191 302,379 $7.86M
Oklahoma 56,268 289,436 $8.33M
Arkansas 51,269 282,203 $7.49M
Oregon 49,904 249,410 $7.82M
West Virginia 38,244 211,129 $6.03M
Colorado 41,438 200,246 $5.85M
Iowa 36,016 198,208 $5.2M
Kansas 36,019 198,197 $5.28M
Maryland 42,404 188,218 $5.47M
Connecticut 32,335 168,228 $4.5M
Nevada 30,492 135,435 $3.55M
New Mexico 28,275 126,935 $3.98M
Nebraska 21,234 120,341 $2.83M
Utah 23,581 114,408 $3.68M
Maine 17,776 91,100 $2.67M
Idaho 17,121 85,313 $2.54M
Rhode Island 12,733 71,493 $1.9M
New Hampshire 13,018 66,992 $1.96M
Montana 10,672 56,043 $1.57M
South Dakota 8,694 46,582 $1.23M
North Dakota 8,499 45,487 $1.25M
Delaware 10,654 43,304 $1.33M
Hawaii 8,839 38,899 $1.16M
Vermont 7,339 36,445 $1.12M
District of Columbia 6,102 25,400 $634K
Wyoming 4,647 24,283 $660K
Alaska 3,024 19,534 $397K
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. ProPublica combined that data with additional information released by CMS. The data for 2013 includes nearly 1.4 billion prescriptions written by 1.3 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 410,000 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
MEIYU LAI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,696

HOUSTON

Texas

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,692

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

CESAR AGTARAP M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,661

JACKSON

Kentucky

PADMAJA YATHAM M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,660

ORLANDO

Florida

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,655

HIALEAH

Florida

FERNANDO GONZALES-PORTILLO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,653

KISSIMMEE

Florida

JERRY STRINGFELLOW MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,651

TEXARKANA

Texas

CARL D'AGOSTINO M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,648

MIDLAND

Texas

BETTY KARNES NP MSN CFNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,642

SOUTH WILLIAMSON

Kentucky

TERESA GRAY APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,630

BARBOURVILLE

Kentucky

KATHERINE BALLARD M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,624

LEXINGTON

Kentucky

EDUARDO TREJO DERIVET M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,621

NAGUABO

Puerto Rico

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,618

BECKLEY

West Virginia

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,616

WESTON

Massachusetts

BRADLEY GOAD DO

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,607

WOODLAWN

Virginia

ASHLEY BURROUGHS NP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,600

BILOXI

Mississippi

BUTCHAIAH GARLAPATI M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,597

N LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LINDA STROPES MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,593

INDIANAPOLIS

Indiana

JOSHUA SUTHERLAND DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,590

GRUNDY

Virginia

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,588

JACKSON

Mississippi

NELSON RIVERA RIVERA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,582

VILLALBA

Puerto Rico

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,579

DECATUR

Alabama

ROBERT PEARLSTEIN D.O.

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,572

EAST NORRITON

Pennsylvania

ANDREAS RUNHEIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,569

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

XIULU RUAN MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,562

MOBILE

Alabama