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TOPAMAX

Topamax 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 2013

60K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 763 of 3238

$48.9M
Retail Cost

Rank: 373 of 3238

7,684
Patients

Rank: 947 of 3238

7,368
Prescribers

Rank: 867 of 3238

User Reviews of TOPAMAX »

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Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 610 4,974 $3.9M
California 569 3,854 $3.35M
Florida 574 3,646 $3.11M
Pennsylvania 409 3,575 $2.81M
Texas 568 3,564 $3.15M
Ohio 396 3,166 $2.72M
North Carolina 342 2,666 $2.11M
New Jersey 295 2,303 $1.74M
Michigan 272 2,054 $1.79M
Massachusetts 221 1,794 $1.51M
Illinois 214 1,720 $1.33M
Indiana 207 1,558 $1.17M
Tennessee 206 1,553 $1.34M
Virginia 217 1,508 $1.23M
Georgia 229 1,436 $1.25M
Wisconsin 160 1,378 $1.27M
Kentucky 184 1,252 $1.05M
Alabama 143 1,056 $829K
Washington 125 1,050 $861K
Louisiana 143 1,034 $772K
Missouri 123 945 $787K
Minnesota 102 925 $681K
Arkansas 98 891 $689K
Colorado 122 888 $835K
South Carolina 115 866 $635K
Arizona 107 817 $659K
Connecticut 115 809 $641K
Iowa 75 770 $538K
Nebraska 73 712 $592K
Maryland 87 549 $508K
Mississippi 73 513 $398K
Oregon 69 485 $371K
Kansas 61 449 $296K
Rhode Island 48 446 $267K
Maine 60 442 $378K
New Hampshire 54 404 $318K
West Virginia 55 400 $323K
Oklahoma 64 394 $388K
Utah 50 373 $324K
Idaho 52 347 $255K
North Dakota 23 232 $143K
Nevada 38 218 $167K
South Dakota 23 194 $128K
New Mexico 21 185 $154K
Montana 20 177 $154K
Hawaii 26 169 $113K
Vermont 23 146 $105K
Delaware 19 109 $117K
Wyoming 64 $43.4K
District of Columbia 13 62 $37.8K
Alaska 45 $29.1K
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 TOPAMAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MARIA PARAGUYA M.D.

Pediatrics

Claims Filled185

FAIRFAX

Virginia

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled184

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

KIMBERLY KONIECZKI CRNP

Registered Nurse, Neuroscience

Claims Filled183

ERIE

Pennsylvania

RICHARD ANDREWS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled181

OMAHA

Nebraska

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled172

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

DAVID FICKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled154

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DEBORAH COMBS CANTRELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

LEWISVILLE

Texas

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled145

SPOKANE

Washington

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled135

CINCINNATI

Ohio

CORMAC ODONOVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled132

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ENRIQUE SERRANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled128

MIAMI

Florida

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled126

COLUMBUS

Ohio

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled125

ORCHARD PARK

New York

ELIZABETH GOLDBERG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled124

GAINESVILLE

Florida

ERIC GELLER M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled121

LIVINGSTON

New Jersey

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled118

BOSTON

Massachusetts

DANIELA MINECAN MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled115

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

AZREENA THOMAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled109

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

AAMIR RASHEED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled99

JOHNSON CITY

New York

LINDA SELWA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled97

ANN ARBOR

Michigan

JANE BOGGS MD

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled96

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

PIOTR OLEJNICZAK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled96

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

AAMER HABIB MD

Neurology

Claims Filled95

CHAMPAIGN

Illinois

JOSEPH JERET MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

ROCKVILLE CENTER

New York

DEEPAK MADHAVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled91

OMAHA

Nebraska