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TOPAMAX

TOPIRAMATE

Qudexy Xr (Topiramate) is an antiepileptic. Researchers don't know exactly how it works, but it seems to affect multiple parts of the brain to control seizures and migraines. Source: Iodine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

52K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 819 of 3395

$54.2M
Retail Cost

Rank: 417 of 3395

6,514
Patients

Rank: 1051 of 3395

6,480
Prescribers

Rank: 956 of 3395

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52%

of people say

it's worth it

50%

of people say

it worked well

36%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

71.6K

2011

64.2K

2012

60K

2013

56.9K

2014

52K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$44.4M

2011

$45.8M

2012

$48.9M

2013

$53.3M

2014

$54.2M

2015

Average Patient Cost

Average amount that patients without a low-income subsidy paid each year.

$538

2011

$610

2012

$614

2013

$627

2014

$667

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 549 4,452 $4.35M
California 488 3,423 $3.8M
Pennsylvania 361 3,016 $2.99M
Florida 458 2,997 $3.46M
Texas 459 2,983 $3.42M
Ohio 334 2,907 $3.1M
North Carolina 281 2,207 $2.27M
New Jersey 283 2,120 $2.21M
Michigan 232 1,667 $1.89M
Massachusetts 205 1,638 $1.7M
Illinois 195 1,573 $1.53M
Indiana 164 1,370 $1.27M
Wisconsin 151 1,290 $1.5M
Georgia 182 1,275 $1.39M
Tennessee 156 1,202 $1.32M
Virginia 173 1,156 $1.22M
Kentucky 132 1,049 $1.03M
Louisiana 113 970 $899K
Alabama 120 905 $963K
Minnesota 103 878 $829K
Washington 105 858 $1M
Colorado 116 846 $1.04M
Missouri 103 763 $875K
Nebraska 67 758 $698K
South Carolina 100 722 $792K
Arkansas 69 712 $674K
Arizona 103 705 $690K
Iowa 69 701 $637K
Connecticut 86 690 $658K
Mississippi 64 453 $472K
Oregon 60 411 $382K
Kansas 51 389 $352K
Rhode Island 39 377 $288K
Maryland 65 359 $469K
Oklahoma 54 351 $382K
Maine 52 344 $339K
New Hampshire 48 338 $332K
West Virginia 38 330 $316K
Idaho 44 284 $247K
Nevada 41 252 $215K
Utah 37 228 $275K
Vermont 28 205 $174K
Hawaii 23 178 $185K
North Dakota 14 175 $134K
Montana 16 169 $173K
Delaware 22 159 $178K
New Mexico 25 145 $191K
South Dakota 14 131 $111K
District of Columbia 69 $39.4K
Alaska 49 $73.8K
Wyoming 48 $40.8K
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 TOPAMAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD ANDREWS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled280

OMAHA

Nebraska

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled201

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled176

COLUMBUS

Ohio

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

SPOKANE

Washington

DEBORAH COMBS CANTRELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

LEWISVILLE

Texas

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled144

CINCINNATI

Ohio

KIMBERLY KONIECZKI CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled135

ERIE

Pennsylvania

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled135

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

PATRICIA ROGERS NP

Neurology

Claims Filled125

ROCHESTER

New York

DAVID FICKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CORMAC ODONOVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled116

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

AAMIR RASHEED MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

VESTAL

New York

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled107

BOSTON

Massachusetts

GAIL FROMES NP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled106

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

ANDREW BLUM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled100

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ELIZABETH GOLDBERG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled98

GAINESVILLE

Florida

JAMES VALERIANO MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

PITTSBURGH

Pennsylvania

ENRIQUE SERRANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

MIAMI

Florida

PIOTR OLEJNICZAK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled86

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

AZREENA THOMAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled86

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

ROSSELLA CAVALIERE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled84

ALBANY

New York

LAURENCE PRIMACK M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled81

ALTOONA

Pennsylvania

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled80

ORCHARD PARK

New York

LARRY JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled80

TOLEDO

Ohio

CAROLYN JOHNSON PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled77

IOWA CITY

Iowa