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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

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
RAINER VOGEL M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,590

HENDERSON

Nevada

VINOD SHARMA MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,589

BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Michigan

WILLIAM TIDMORE M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,564

VALDOSTA

Georgia

ITRI EREN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,558

LORAIN

Ohio

STANLEY MORROW DO

Family Medicine

Claims Filled1,557

HACKLEBURG

Alabama

MARIA PEREZ DEL RIO MD

General Practice

Claims Filled1,552

VEGA ALTA

Puerto Rico

MUSTAFA RAHIM M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,546

BECKLEY

West Virginia

GODOFREDO ROSSI M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled1,543

HOUSTON

Texas

PATRICK GOODMAN MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,540

TIFTON

Georgia

ROBERT WINANS DO

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled1,536

COLORADO SPRINGS

Colorado

VICTOR TAYLOR M.D.

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,532

AMARILLO

Texas

JOSE IRIZARRY MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,528

BAYAMON

Puerto Rico

JORGE LEAL MD

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,517

TAMPA

Florida

JAMES CHANEY M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,514

HAZARD

Kentucky

MEIYU LAI MD

Physical Medicine Rehabilitation

Claims Filled1,512

HOUSTON

Texas

SALVATORE DANNA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled1,509

DOWNEY

California

MICHAEL KENDRICK MD

Interventional Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,505

BIRMINGHAM

Alabama

VALENTIN BRAGIN M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled1,495

BROOKLYN

New York

FREDERICK FONT MD

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,494

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ELVIN GARCIA M.D.

Rheumatology

Claims Filled1,490

MCALLEN

Texas

JOSE TORRES M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,486

SAN LORENZO

Puerto Rico

RAUL ACOSTA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled1,485

YABUCOA

Puerto Rico

AHMAD SHIKHTHOLTH M.D.

Pain Medicine

Claims Filled1,473

DECATUR

Alabama

JORGE RODRIGUEZ M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled1,465

MANATI

Puerto Rico

ANDREW COLMAN DO

General Practice

Claims Filled1,459

WESTLAND

Michigan