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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 2014

56.9K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 795 of 3362

$53.3M
Retail Cost

Rank: 386 of 3362

7,217
Patients

Rank: 1020 of 3362

7,153
Prescribers

Rank: 923 of 3362

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58%

of people say

it's worth it

53%

of people say

it worked well

33%

of people say

it's a huge hassle

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
New York 589 4,730 $4.28M
California 526 3,675 $3.7M
Florida 537 3,375 $3.41M
Pennsylvania 384 3,332 $2.91M
Texas 528 3,276 $3.36M
Ohio 369 3,177 $3.08M
North Carolina 322 2,584 $2.34M
New Jersey 291 2,058 $1.91M
Michigan 262 1,945 $1.93M
Massachusetts 208 1,786 $1.65M
Illinois 209 1,593 $1.41M
Indiana 170 1,447 $1.23M
Georgia 204 1,393 $1.3M
Virginia 196 1,339 $1.32M
Wisconsin 146 1,263 $1.37M
Kentucky 167 1,262 $1.18M
Tennessee 172 1,235 $1.27M
Louisiana 127 1,053 $891K
Alabama 132 1,029 $971K
Washington 119 930 $913K
Minnesota 107 927 $760K
Colorado 133 925 $990K
Missouri 126 895 $845K
South Carolina 110 882 $788K
Arkansas 88 854 $770K
Arizona 119 836 $776K
Iowa 71 766 $614K
Connecticut 99 734 $688K
Nebraska 68 688 $633K
Maryland 86 503 $548K
Oregon 60 480 $389K
Mississippi 65 447 $403K
Maine 63 431 $391K
Kansas 60 414 $361K
Rhode Island 41 406 $278K
Oklahoma 66 388 $406K
New Hampshire 48 373 $363K
West Virginia 52 337 $300K
Idaho 44 322 $248K
Utah 42 321 $331K
Nevada 42 271 $218K
North Dakota 20 233 $146K
Vermont 24 199 $173K
New Mexico 27 175 $194K
Montana 17 171 $149K
Hawaii 24 165 $145K
South Dakota 19 164 $119K
Delaware 17 112 $114K
Alaska 69 $68.3K
Wyoming 58 $40.5K
District of Columbia 11 53 $32.9K
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 TOPAMAX

Provider Medicare Claims City State
RICHARD ANDREWS M.D.

Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology

Claims Filled224

OMAHA

Nebraska

IGNACIO PITA GARCIA M.D.

Clinical Neurophysiology

Claims Filled204

GUAYNABO

Puerto Rico

KIMBERLY KONIECZKI CRNP

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled187

ERIE

Pennsylvania

MICHAEL PRIVITERA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled165

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DAVID FICKER MD

Neurology

Claims Filled147

CINCINNATI

Ohio

DEBORAH COMBS CANTRELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled141

LEWISVILLE

Texas

JOHN TOWBIN M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled134

LITTLE ROCK

Arkansas

LUCRETIA LONG RN, CNP

Nurse Practitioner, Adult Health

Claims Filled133

COLUMBUS

Ohio

CORMAC ODONOVAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled124

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

TIMOTHY POWELL MD

Neurology

Claims Filled122

SPOKANE

Washington

ENRIQUE SERRANO M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled119

MIAMI

Florida

GEORGIA MONTOURIS M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled113

BOSTON

Massachusetts

AAMIR RASHEED M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled110

JOHNSON CITY

New York

ELIZABETH GOLDBERG ARNP

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled108

GAINESVILLE

Florida

LARRY JOHNSON M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled94

TOLEDO

Ohio

PIOTR OLEJNICZAK MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

NEW ORLEANS

Louisiana

MARIA SAM MD

Neurology

Claims Filled93

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

ANNIE JACKSON M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled92

RUTHERFORDTON

North Carolina

CAROLYN JOHNSON PA

Physician Assistant

Claims Filled91

IOWA CITY

Iowa

KENNETH MURRAY M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled91

ORCHARD PARK

New York

ANDREW BLUM MD, PHD

Neurology

Claims Filled90

PROVIDENCE

Rhode Island

ROSSELLA CAVALIERE M.D.

Neurology

Claims Filled90

ALBANY

New York

AZREENA THOMAS MD

Neurology

Claims Filled89

SAN ANTONIO

Texas

JOAN DEAN MD

Neurology

Claims Filled87

WINSTON SALEM

North Carolina

RAMON BAUTISTA MD

Neurology

Claims Filled87

JACKSONVILLE

Florida