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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 2014

946K
Medicare Part D Claims

Rank: 248 of 3362

$8.41M
Retail Cost

Rank: 861 of 3362

132,684
Patients

Rank: 367 of 3362

67,824
Prescribers

Rank: 338 of 3362

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45%

of people say

it's worth it

34%

of people say

it worked well

25%

of people say

it's a huge hassle
Alternatives:

Lamictal Tegretol Topamax

Use by state

State Patients Claims Cost
California 13,981 92,593 $958K
New York 9,626 69,631 $597K
Pennsylvania 7,787 55,858 $478K
Florida 8,314 48,994 $455K
Texas 8,078 47,694 $416K
Ohio 5,761 43,229 $373K
Illinois 4,666 36,790 $320K
Massachusetts 5,024 35,889 $338K
Michigan 4,643 29,474 $269K
North Carolina 4,416 27,908 $255K
Missouri 3,699 26,422 $218K
Virginia 3,633 24,240 $220K
New Jersey 3,310 23,737 $206K
Washington 3,220 21,133 $188K
Tennessee 3,362 20,205 $166K
Maryland 2,781 19,201 $179K
Georgia 2,969 18,611 $154K
Wisconsin 2,457 18,164 $162K
Indiana 2,577 17,380 $165K
Louisiana 2,387 15,714 $130K
Connecticut 2,034 15,237 $132K
Alabama 2,393 15,141 $122K
Kentucky 2,237 14,647 $127K
Oregon 2,113 13,419 $124K
Colorado 2,072 13,345 $125K
Arizona 2,239 13,280 $111K
Minnesota 1,961 13,255 $124K
Arkansas 1,904 12,294 $95.5K
South Carolina 1,942 11,800 $103K
Iowa 1,505 11,055 $80.9K
Oklahoma 1,547 10,530 $87.2K
Kansas 1,291 9,426 $81K
Mississippi 1,325 8,668 $65.8K
West Virginia 1,157 7,585 $61.3K
Maine 1,158 7,314 $68.2K
Nebraska 965 7,308 $59.8K
New Hampshire 938 6,868 $53.5K
Rhode Island 853 6,318 $60.4K
Utah 893 5,913 $48.3K
New Mexico 984 5,382 $43.7K
Idaho 885 5,301 $44.6K
Nevada 736 3,586 $33.1K
South Dakota 425 3,556 $28K
Montana 543 3,554 $30.2K
Vermont 441 2,796 $26.7K
Delaware 415 2,682 $25.2K
North Dakota 309 2,094 $17.1K
Hawaii 316 1,973 $18K
Alaska 194 1,471 $11.9K
District of Columbia 360 1,470 $15.7K
Wyoming 169 1,061 $9,557
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 LITHIUM CARBONATE

Provider Medicare Claims City State
DANIEL CHUEH M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled301

ORANGE

California

EDWARD AJAYI MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled301

SMYRNA

Georgia

GRETCHEN SEROTA MD

Geriatric Medicine

Claims Filled295

CINCINNATI

Ohio

MAXIM CHASANOV M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled294

DEERFIELD

Illinois

SAI CHUNDU MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled293

CORONA

California

JESUS RIVERO MD

Geriatric Psychiatry

Claims Filled290

CAROLINA

Puerto Rico

SANJAY JAIN MD

Family Medicine

Claims Filled288

HACKETTSTOWN

New Jersey

MARK HENSLEY ARNP

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled288

LEON

Iowa

RICHARD GRANT M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled288

ATTALLA

Alabama

YAROSLAV KUSHNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled286

CHULA VISTA

California

MOHMMAD MUNIR M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled285

DEDHAM

Massachusetts

NARAYANA REDDY M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled284

PEORIA

Illinois

THOMAS HAYS MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled283

BUFFALO

New York

STEVEN KAFRISSEN MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled280

KINGSTON

Pennsylvania

BARNWELL MYERS M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled279

GREENVILLE

South Carolina

PAUL GIANAKON M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled274

ANNAPOLIS

Maryland

KENNETH JOBSON MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled268

KNOXVILLE

Tennessee

AJAY ANAND M.D

Internal Medicine

Claims Filled266

WESTON

Massachusetts

GEORGETA DRANCEA N.P.

Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric/Mental Health

Claims Filled265

ANAHEIM

California

SHODHAN PATEL MD

Psychologist

Claims Filled262

NEW PORT RICHEY

Florida

BERNARD DE SILVA MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled261

MILFORD

Ohio

TERRI STEELE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled261

CLANTON

Alabama

PAUL MAGUIRE M.D.

Psychiatry

Claims Filled259

DOVER

New Hampshire

STEPHEN SCHARDING PA-C

Physician Assistant, Medical

Claims Filled258

WILKES BARRE

Pennsylvania

NAZIR CHAUDHARY MD

Psychiatry

Claims Filled258

RICHMOND

Virginia