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LITHIUM CARBONATE

Lithium is used to treat and prevent episodes of mania (frenzied, abnormally excited mood) in people with bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder; a disease that causes episodes of depression, episodes of mania, and other abnormal moods). Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2015

957K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 245 of 3395

$7.87M
Retail Cost

Rank: 1000 of 3395

132,685
Patients

Rank: 370 of 3395

68,363
Prescribers

Rank: 336 of 3395

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Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

This Drug's History

Claims

The number of Medicare prescriptions for this drug each year

959K

2011

891K

2012

929K

2013

947K

2014

957K

2015

Spending

The total Part D spending on this drug
each year

$12M

2011

$9.08M

2012

$8.97M

2013

$8.42M

2014

$7.87M

2015

Average Patient Cost

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

$33

2011

$31

2012

$30

2013

$30

2014

$29

2015

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,998 94,704 $910K
New York 9,817 70,425 $559K
Pennsylvania 7,740 56,448 $453K
Florida 8,326 49,016 $437K
Texas 8,100 48,119 $382K
Ohio 5,857 44,490 $358K
Illinois 4,667 37,443 $303K
Massachusetts 4,976 36,224 $306K
Michigan 4,608 29,590 $245K
Missouri 3,758 28,024 $208K
North Carolina 4,320 27,613 $237K
Virginia 3,557 24,079 $206K
New Jersey 3,254 23,779 $192K
Washington 3,307 22,097 $183K
Tennessee 3,435 20,648 $156K
Maryland 2,859 19,437 $162K
Georgia 3,058 19,145 $140K
Wisconsin 2,441 17,925 $144K
Indiana 2,564 17,284 $152K
Louisiana 2,342 15,947 $121K
Kentucky 2,239 14,804 $120K
Alabama 2,390 14,735 $109K
Connecticut 2,045 14,731 $114K
Arizona 2,284 13,738 $111K
Oregon 2,135 13,606 $118K
Minnesota 1,928 13,425 $109K
Colorado 2,056 13,390 $120K
Arkansas 1,952 12,457 $93.6K
South Carolina 1,856 11,662 $97.4K
Iowa 1,473 11,273 $74.2K
Oklahoma 1,569 10,876 $78.1K
Kansas 1,349 9,343 $76.1K
Mississippi 1,336 8,606 $62.8K
Maine 1,176 7,667 $69.4K
Nebraska 953 7,186 $51.3K
West Virginia 1,156 7,118 $51.9K
New Hampshire 915 6,525 $51.7K
Utah 953 6,495 $48.6K
Rhode Island 823 6,218 $53.2K
New Mexico 1,012 5,644 $39.8K
Idaho 908 5,281 $39.3K
South Dakota 423 3,798 $25.7K
Nevada 727 3,713 $32.7K
Montana 527 3,433 $25.2K
Vermont 454 2,826 $23.7K
Delaware 412 2,559 $20.6K
North Dakota 295 2,151 $16K
Hawaii 329 2,048 $18.8K
District of Columbia 332 1,460 $13.8K
Alaska 162 1,177 $7,547
Wyoming 179 1,069 $9,467
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 LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
MATTHEW BECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

SAN DIEGO

California

ROBERT GAFFNEY M.D.

Health Psychologist

Claims Filled50

OLYMPIC VALLEY

California

MICHAEL TROTTA MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

BUTLER

Pennsylvania

SABAHAT FAHEEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BEDFORD

Texas

UCHENNA OGBUOKIRI MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled50

SAINT LOUIS

Missouri

SHARON KATZ APN, LCADC

Nurse Practitioner

Claims Filled50

POMPTON LAKES

New Jersey

ANNETTE MARGET APRN

Nurse Practitioner, Family

Claims Filled50

HASTINGS

Nebraska

REENA ANDREWS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

STROUDSBURG

Pennsylvania

DALE GIOLAS M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled50

BARRINGTON

Illinois

KERRY PHIFER PMHNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

GRESHAM

Oregon

JENNY SMITH MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WILSON

North Carolina

JODI BUFFINGTON ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

YAKIMA

Washington

TIMOTHY VO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

FARGO

North Dakota

RANGA RAM

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WILMINGTON

Delaware

CHRISTOPHER MONTAPERTO ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

MUKILTEO

Washington

FOSTER BRIN M.D.

Psychologist

Claims Filled50

MACON

Georgia

HABIBULLAH HABIBI M.D.

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

EAST LYNN

Massachusetts

MARSHA LEWIS NP, RN

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

SAINT CLAIRSVILLE

Ohio

AGNES HEYL CRNP-PMH

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

WESTMINSTER

Maryland

FREDERICK NUCIFORA D.O.,PH.D.,M.H.S.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BALTIMORE

Maryland

ANDRIUS BASKYS MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RIVERSIDE

California

JAGJIT CHADHA M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

DEQUINCY

Louisiana

QUAZI AL-TARIQ M.D.

Forensic Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MIDDLETOWN

New York

JAMES HASSELL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MOBILE

Alabama

BRITTANY SAUERBORN M.D.

Student in an Organized Health Care Education/Training Program

Claims Filled50

BEAUFORT

South Carolina