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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
ADAM BUTERA M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled377

WICHITA FALLS

Texas

JOHN JULIAN MD

Child Adolescent Psychiatry

Claims Filled377

BOSTON

Massachusetts

SHAHZAD HASHMI M.D.,

Psychiatry

Claims Filled376

LAWRENCEVILLE

Georgia

JAYME BORK

Neurology

Claims Filled376

DULUTH

Minnesota

MARCO RODRIGUEZ APONTE MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled375

PONCE

Puerto Rico

UZMA EHTESHAM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled369

NORTON

Virginia

ROBERT SANDERS D.O.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled366

EL CAJON

California

SANJAY JAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled363

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

RAVIKUMAR KANNEGANTI M.D.

Specialist

Claims Filled362

BEAUMONT

Texas

FAYZ HUDEFI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

BARLING

Arkansas

JANET CARELLA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

MANCHESTER

New Hampshire

KRISHNA VIJAYASARATHI DO

Psychiatry

Claims Filled361

BAKERSFIELD

California

LIAN SOUNG M.D.

Claims Filled359

STOCKTON

California

SYED AFTAB MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled358

JASPER

Alabama

SHEPHALI PATEL M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled354

CHICAGO

Illinois

KOTI MANNEM MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled353

GREEN BAY

Wisconsin

RANDALL WELLS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled351

HOT SPRINGS

Arkansas

ROHIDAS PATIL MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled349

DECATUR

Illinois

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled346

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

MAXIM CHASANOV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled345

DEERFIELD

Illinois

PUNYABRATA ROY M.D.

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled344

CENTRE HALL

Pennsylvania

HEATHER ROWE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled342

OPELIKA

Alabama

JEFFREY KLOPPER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled342

SMYRNA

Georgia

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

MILFORD

Ohio

JONATHAN UECKER MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled340

NEW BRIGHTON

Minnesota