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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
LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,723

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

TODD FULCHER MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,723

BRANDON

Mississippi

RUBEN ROSARIO CASTILLO M.D

Legal Medicine

Claims Filled1,719

LAJAS

Puerto Rico

CARLOS GARCIA-RIVERA D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,709

MIAMI

Florida

ANDREAS RUNHEIM M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,706

WINSTON-SALEM

North Carolina

JOHN WAGNER M.D., C.M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,696

CULLMAN

Alabama

MARIA JUSTINIANO M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,693

MAYAGUEZ

Puerto Rico

RAFAEL RUIZ GONZALEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,682

CANOVANAS

Puerto Rico

GUIDO RING MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,682

CORDELE

Georgia

EVELYN MATTA FONTANET M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,672

RIO GRANDE

Puerto Rico

PHILLIP AHN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,671

LOS ANGELES

California

THOMAS LACKEY

Anesthesiology

Claims Filled1,668

GADSDEN

Alabama

ASHOK KANCHARLA M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,662

ROYSTON

Georgia

PANKAJ SRIVASTAVA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,658

DYERSBURG

Tennessee

YOGESH MALLA M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,644

PADUCAH

Kentucky

RANDALL BREWER MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,633

SHREVEPORT

Louisiana

PEDRO LOPEZ LOPEZ

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,629

GUAYAMA

Puerto Rico

DAVID POWELL M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,622

BEAUMONT

Texas

LUZ MARRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,605

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,603

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

REINALDO CARRERAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,601

PONCE

Puerto Rico

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,600

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,599

JACKSON

Mississippi

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,593

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

RAFAEL RUIZ DE LA UZ MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,593

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico