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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
RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,896

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

LUIS GAITAN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,893

BROWNSVILLE

Texas

MARIA WISCOVITCH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,880

FAJARDO

Puerto Rico

RUTH FREDERICKS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,877

JACKSON

Mississippi

HIRAM RIVERA MONTES MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,875

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

ARMANDO HASSUN D.O.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,873

CORAL GABLES

Florida

RUDDY GUERRA CARDONA M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled1,866

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ERICK BOURNIGAL MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,863

BRUNSWICK

Georgia

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,853

LORAIN

Ohio

AZNIV ABRAHAMIAN M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,851

NORTH HOLLYWOOD

California

JOSE DE LEON M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,843

VEGA BAJA

Puerto Rico

TSOVINAR TEKKELIAN M.D.

Claims Filled1,842

GLENDALE

California

TODD FARRER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,834

BAKERSFIELD

California

LUZ MARRERO MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,814

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,807

WESTLAND

Michigan

EDUARDO UMPIERRE VELA MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,793

MOROVIS

Puerto Rico

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,792

BROOKLYN

New York

FABIAN RAMOS M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,778

BRADENTON

Florida

CARLOS GARCIA-RIVERA D.O.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,772

MIAMI

Florida

DARIUS MCGEE FNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled1,762

LAUREL

Mississippi

EDWIN KELSEY M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,761

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

FRANCISCO FONTANET MD

Specialist

Claims Filled1,745

BARCELONETA

Puerto Rico

REINALDO CARRERAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,736

PONCE

Puerto Rico

REINALDO PAYA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,728

HIALEAH

Florida

PAVAN TELANG M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,727

FLORENCE

Alabama