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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). Lithium is in a class of medications called antimanic agents. It works by decreasing abnormal activity in the brain. Source: National Library of Medicine

At a Glance: This Drug in 2013

1.33M
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 200 of 3238

$19.6M
Retail Cost

Rank: 612 of 3238

175,481
Patients

Rank: 305 of 3238

79,395
Prescribers

Rank: 281 of 3238

User Reviews of Related Drug Lithium »

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43%

of people say

it's worth it

31%

of people say

it worked well

26%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 17,276 118,381 $1.85M
New York 12,686 99,117 $1.43M
Pennsylvania 10,474 80,850 $1.16M
Texas 10,486 64,903 $952K
Florida 10,403 64,826 $936K
Ohio 8,026 61,572 $903K
Massachusetts 6,868 53,221 $813K
Illinois 5,995 46,357 $658K
Michigan 6,332 43,955 $698K
North Carolina 6,098 41,427 $618K
Missouri 4,751 35,309 $473K
Wisconsin 4,067 33,402 $560K
Washington 4,590 32,928 $510K
Virginia 4,628 32,915 $456K
New Jersey 4,304 32,380 $456K
Tennessee 4,855 32,007 $477K
Indiana 3,720 26,609 $427K
Maryland 3,507 25,038 $362K
Georgia 3,744 24,014 $321K
Minnesota 3,237 23,731 $423K
Arizona 3,440 22,686 $333K
Connecticut 2,861 22,346 $325K
Oregon 2,923 20,817 $329K
Kentucky 3,046 20,377 $293K
Louisiana 2,958 19,741 $259K
Colorado 2,854 19,695 $320K
Alabama 2,857 19,369 $233K
Arkansas 2,329 16,409 $209K
Iowa 2,000 16,251 $197K
South Carolina 2,400 15,298 $228K
Oklahoma 1,913 13,417 $171K
Kansas 1,718 12,825 $180K
Maine 1,713 12,204 $202K
Mississippi 1,679 11,503 $149K
West Virginia 1,535 10,391 $148K
Nebraska 1,354 10,365 $150K
New Hampshire 1,283 9,883 $138K
Utah 1,361 9,717 $143K
Rhode Island 1,191 8,869 $131K
Idaho 1,254 8,569 $129K
New Mexico 1,267 7,670 $106K
Nevada 985 5,423 $92.3K
Montana 724 5,167 $71.8K
Vermont 690 5,039 $90.9K
South Dakota 517 4,544 $55.2K
Delaware 587 3,674 $59.5K
Hawaii 504 3,328 $53.1K
North Dakota 427 3,116 $46.4K
Alaska 268 2,278 $31.4K
District of Columbia 497 2,237 $37.7K
Wyoming 280 1,887 $31.8K
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. 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 LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
JAMES REINHARD M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

CEDAR BLUFF

Virginia

JOSHUA STRAUS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

EVANSTON

Illinois

SEEMA HAQUE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

ARLINGTON

Texas

ELIZABETH SPOONER-FALDE CNS

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

SAINT PAUL

Minnesota

DARROW THOM M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

REDMOND

Washington

ANDREW JANIK M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RANCHO MIRAGE

California

DEVENDRA SHARMA M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

GARNERVILLE

New York

MELVIN PISETZNER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

PITTSFORD

New York

CECELIA KANE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

WEST READING

Pennsylvania

JOHN HARTNETT ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled50

TOPEKA

Kansas

GERRI STEINAGEL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

RENO

Nevada

CHRISTOPHER ACKERMAN MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

LAWRENCEVILLE

Virginia

RASHMI KUMAR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

HUNTINGTON

West Virginia

VICTORIA WALKER M.D.

Family Medicine

Claims Filled50

VERMILLION

South Dakota

ERIC ROMANOWSKY M.D.

General Practice

Claims Filled50

LOWELL

Massachusetts

FRANCO SICURO M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

OLIVETTE

Missouri

ARTHUR WALASZEK MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MADISON

Wisconsin

SHAHID AHMAD MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

OAKBROOK TERRACE

Illinois

ROSS NUNES M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

NEW ALBANY

Indiana

NICHOLAS STEVENS PHD MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

HAMMOND

Louisiana

JAMIE SIMMONS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

YAKIMA

Washington

WILLIAM CUTLIP M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

MCKEESPORT

Pennsylvania

CARLOS NEU M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

BOSTON

Massachusetts

MANNING HANLINE MD

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled50

PENSACOLA

Florida

CAROL LEADER DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled50

LANSING

Michigan